Day 15: Dear Serena

*Thanks to my friend Samantha Hogan for sharing her letter to her sister, Serena, on Day 15 of the Dear Gratitude project. Her letter reminds me to share my gratitude with the people I love TODAY.*To my sister Serena:I know I should have written you this letter long before you went to be with Jesus,... Continue Reading →

Day 25–A second chance

*Thank you to my friend Samantha Hogan for sharing her story and her husband's story of how a selfless act by someone else gave him a second chance at life and love. Check out the video that documents this miracle.* I am thankful for so many things in my life.  My God has given me... Continue Reading →

Choosing to smile

Regular readers of this blog have enjoyed reading Henry Petty's guest blog posts. Henry hosts his own YouTube vlog as well as a WordPress blog. I've known Henry since college and have watched him grow spiritually, professionally, and personally. He's a loyal friend and generous person, but I believe his best quality is his ability... Continue Reading →

Life review of gratitude

*Special thanks to guest writer Debra Dickey-Liang for sharing with us!* A person that you are extremely grateful for . . . . As I read that sentence, my initial reaction was:  “How in the world could you pick just one person?!?”, because immediately, a score of people, and the reasons that I am grateful... Continue Reading →

Choosing to be an advocate

Thank you, Henry Petty, for sharing this inspiring story with us! For more from Henry, check out his blog. Today, our company had a bone marrow drive to benefit those in need of a match and for Leslie Harris.  I had the pleasure of meeting Leslie, as she stopped by to say, “thank you,” to... Continue Reading →

Where your hands are

"Be where your hands are." Sure, that's easy to do when you're in one of those life-couldn't-get-any-better-than-this moments. Or when you're just doing something you enjoy, like hiking, canoeing, fishing, reading, or taking a nap.  Or when spending time with  people you really like.  Or when you're about to vomit and can't think of anything... Continue Reading →

Ashes to ashes

Special thanks to Henry Petty for contributing as today's guest writer. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, honoring the first day of Lent.  This is a time when Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of His ministry, and is a time of prayer and fasting, all culminating at Easter.  Traditionally, people will... Continue Reading →

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