Dear Daniel

*Today's letter is written by fellow blogger and writer Mary Agrusa. Thank you, Mary, for your willingness to share your gifts with the world!* Dear Daniel, From the first time Mikael demurely admitted she was seeing someone, her tone of voice told me you were special. For the longest time she tantalized me with this... Continue Reading →

Change gonna come

*Thanks to Mary Agrusa, today's guest contributor, for sharing this beautiful piece with everyone.* This weekend I saw it. Looking out my living room window I got the distinct impression that fall had arrived. Perhaps the approaching storm played tricks with the refractions of the sun's rays, but the world outside was glazed in a... Continue Reading →

Sisterhood award nomination

I'm honored to have been nominated by fellow blogger, Toi Thomas, for the Sisterhood of the World of Bloggers award. In keeping with the award nomination, I'll share seven things about myself and share my nominations with all of you. The best advice I ever received about blogging was from my friend Samantha Hartley, owner... 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 →

Seeds of life

*Thanks to Mary Agrusa for sharing her thoughts on Mother's Day with us.* Sometimes it’s the simple things we share with our children that have the most dramatic impact on their lives. Prior to and for a few years after the birth of our daughter, my husband and I were avid gardeners. Back in the... Continue Reading →

Day 11–Five thankful people

*Special thanks to Mary Agrusa for writing today's post for our "28 days of love" project. Be sure to check out her blog as well.*   Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 Five categories of people who should give thanks to God are listed in Psalm... Continue Reading →

Eating an elephant

I'm not sure if I agree with Tom Petty's claim that waiting is the hardest part. Sometimes getting started is more difficult. Recently, my friend and recent guest contributor to this blog, Mary Agrusa, posted a writing prompt on her LinkedIn group, Christian Bloggers - Cross Currents, related to the word "initiate." I didn't have... Continue Reading →

The Ghost of Christmas Disappointment

*Special thanks to Mary Agrusa for serving as today's guest contributor. Check out Mary's blog!* “And be thankful…with gratitude in your hearts…”                                                           Colossians 3:16 Genuine thankfulness and gratitude go hand in hand. I often struggle with these. I find it easier to focus on things that aren’t or didn’t work out as planned. Let... Continue Reading →

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