Dear Sabrina

*Today's letter is written by one of my former spunky students. Thank you for adding spark to my life, Jessica!* Dear Sabrina, I have had five therapists in my lifetime from 2nd grade on. None of these people could get through to me until the 5th one. The 5th one was you. Something about you... Continue Reading →

Dear Daddy

*Today's letter is written by my friend Samantha Herndon Hogan.* Dear Daddy: As I sit here trying to write this letter of thankfulness to you, I have so much to say, yet am at a loss for words. I don’t think I could put into words every single thing you’ve done for me that I’m... Continue Reading →

Give them their flowers

Today's beautiful post is written by Latresha Woodruff Johnson, one of the most encouraging people I know. Latresha, thank you for continually pointing me to God and reminding me that there is always hope in Him. My grandmother was named Jewel, and how fitting, because she always gave us little pearls of wisdom.  She also... Continue Reading →

Day 9: Dear Pate

*Thanks to Mary Agrusa, a fellow blogger, for writing the entry for Day 9 of the Dear Gratitude project!* I'm honored to contribute to Bethany's blog this month. I dedicate this post to my sister. Dear Pate, As one of the two remaining members of our immediate family, I'm happy to spend these final chapters... Continue Reading →

Day 2: Dear darling boys

*Thanks to my generous and zany friend Amber Hood for serving as today's contributor to my November "Dear Gratitude" letter writing project. Each day in November, a different writer will share a letter to someone or something she is thankful for.* Darling boys in my class— I have first hand knowledge of what it’s like... Continue Reading →

Day 1: Dear Ajay and Ari

*Today is the first post in the "Dear Gratitude" project for November 2013. Each day in November, a different writer will share a letter to someone or something he is thankful for. Today's contributor is my friend and spiritual hero, Betty Gail Jones, AKA Nanna. Thank you for sharing, Betty Gail!* Dear Ajay and Ari,... Continue Reading →

BFFs

2 sweet 2 B 4 gotten. LYLAS. BFFs. Remember those notes between friends back in the 80s? I have a collection of them between me and my best friend, MeLissa. My friend MeLissa and I have been friends for forever. We met in first grade at Rose Hill Elementary School in Rose Hill, Kansas. We... Continue Reading →

The written word

In an era marked by sore thumbs from rampant texting and Tweeting, the written word seems to have faded into the communicative background, or at best, been shortened, squeezed, and compressed into an abbreviated form of its former self. Sure, the written word still has its place. But as the price of postage rises, and... Continue Reading →

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