Thankful for everyday love

Today's guest contributor is my childhood friend, Leslie Ferguson Thomas, who is on a fearless journey to become who she wants to be. Be sure to check out Leslie's blog! My husband always refers to us as two puzzle pieces, and when we met, he says, “The world could hear the click”. I grew up... Continue Reading →

Second chance love

Special thanks to my former professor and friend, Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, for sharing this beautiful piece on gratitude, friendship, and love with us today. At the beginning of 2014, Bethany wrote a beautiful essay identifying still as her word for the new year. When Bethany invited other people to identify their words for 2014,... Continue Reading →

Leap of faith, part two

*Today is the second part of "Leap of Faith" by my friend LaTresha Woodruff-Johnson about her God-led journey. Check out this piece about LaTresha which appeared recently in Sync magazine. LaTresha celebrates her three-year anniversary with the Conway Police Department on January 31.* I committed a leap of faith when I left my television news... Continue Reading →

Day 28: Happy Thanksgiving!

*I'm thankful today for my pastor, Paul Seay, who wrote Day 28's post for the Dear Gratitude project.* “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”—Philippians 4:6 NRSV Dear Readers, I don’t know why I am a reluctant blog writer, but... Continue Reading →

Day 27: Dear heaven-sent lady

*Thank you, Cecilia Baker, for sharing your love story with us on Day 27 of the Dear Gratitude project.* I wish I could thank the lady who decided to do her laundry one Friday night.  She was my fairy godmother.  She appeared one night, and I guess I will never know her until I get... Continue Reading →

Day 24: Dear Ricco

*Day 24 in the Dear Gratitude project is written by my friend and former fellow board member, Latresha Woodruff. I'm thankful Latresha was willing to fill in for another writer and still submit today's post for the project, too.* RICCO I want you to know I think you are the most awesome husband anyone could... Continue Reading →

Day 23: Dear Stick

*Today's post on day 23 of the Dear Gratitude project is written by Toi Thomas, a talented writer and fellow blogger.* Dear Stick, Hey man, we been friends a long time, and I just wanted to let you know that I’m glad. I mean, I’m glad that I’ve had a chance to be your friend.... Continue Reading →

Day 21: A look back

*Thanks to my friend Brandon Davidson for serving as the guest writer for Day 21  of the Dear Gratitude project. His post is guaranteed to make you laugh. It will probably cause you to pause and give thanks for all the people and circumstances that brought you where you are in your own life, too.*... Continue Reading →

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 7: Dear women

*Thanks to my friend Kenton Adler (AKA Ken Doll) for utilizing his wit while writing this heartfelt post for Day 7 of the Dear Gratitude project this November.* Dear Women, Thank you.  Thank you VERY much.  I am not kidding.  I am so thankful for women; it’s kind of ridiculous. Obviously, my mother was a... Continue Reading →

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