Day 14: Dear students

*It's Day 14 of the Dear Gratitude project. Today, I'm sharing a letter to my students. There is no way I could ever thank each of them individually for all they've added to my life. I'm grateful for the opportunity to teach today, and I look forward to teaching for years to come, hopefully!* Dear... Continue Reading →

Day 10: Dear Caroline

*Day 10's post comes from my college friend Kelly Williams Barnett, who has become a great mom of a beautiful little girl.* Dear Caroline, Thank you for making most days crazy socks day. Thank you for helping me avoid stepping on hot lava. Thank you for placing the bookmark in my book before closing it... Continue Reading →

Perfectly enough

   *Thanks to my friend Marti for sharing her thoughts on Mother's Day this year!* This Mother's Day will be new for me; you see, my mother died in January of this year.  Last year for Mother's Day I planned a special day – something she really enjoyed. This is a product of the program... Continue Reading →

New names

*Thanks to Amy Driskill for pitching in as today's guest contributor. Happy spring time, everybody!* Spring time is a time of growth and renewal.  I look around me now, and I see wildflowers popping up all over my yard.   As I sit here, I think about how God has changed me.  It made me curious... Continue Reading →

Day 21–Count it all joy

*Thank you, Alison Valderrama, for writing such an inspiring piece about an amazing woman. And for being a constant source of encouragement for me as well!* Sometimes we get a wake up call in life that shocks us to the core and leaves us wondering how to put it in the box of faith. For... Continue Reading →

Day 16–Love, courage, and consent

*Thank you, Mark Egan, for sharing your thoughts on love and marriage with all of us. Mark wrote this piece for his sister before her wedding. It really captures the essence of love and marriage and will hopefully inspire all of us to love our partners more fully today and to be grateful for what... Continue Reading →

Day 14–Love that lasts

*Big thanks to my friend Judy Woolf, who has lived a love story in front of me and set a great example of what real love is, in good times and bad. Love you, Judy, and you too, George. Happy anniversary to one of the most amazing couples I know.* This story of love and... Continue Reading →

Day 4–Spirits of love

*Special thank you to my friend and singer/songwriter/musician Oona Love for serving as today's guest writer for day 4 of the "28 days of love project."* Gratitude- Noun The quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.   That seems simple enough. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Martin Luther... Continue Reading →

Day 3–The delicate dance

*I've known Jessica since college, and I feel privileged to have watched her evolve into who she is today. Our journeys aren't identical, but I relate to much of her story. Check out her blog!* Gratitude and love. Topics that seem to go hand in hand with lines blurred as to where one ends and... Continue Reading →

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