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Gratitude through adversity

Today's guest contributor is one of my English Composition I students, Ryan Clack. He's graciously given me permission to share his first essay of the fall semester with all of you. I was inspired and touched by his essay; I'm sure you will be, too. What Makes Ryan Clack, Ryan Clack? Answering the question above… Continue reading Gratitude through adversity

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Gift list

Today's post is an essay by one of my English Composition I students, Hannah Shell. Hannah is a true ray of sunshine. After spending a semester observing her in class and getting to know her through her writing, I completely understand why her parents would want to bless her by surprising her with a car… Continue reading Gift list

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The gifts that make a difference

Today's post is written by my student, Jordan Fryman, who wrote this essay in response to the question, "What are three gifts you've received in 2013, and why are they significant to you?" Growing up I have received several gifts, both tangible and  intangible, but the older I get I have realized that the gifts… Continue reading The gifts that make a difference

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Day 20: Dear Grandma

*Today, we have the pleasure of reading a post from fellow blogger Mark Luker. Be sure to check out Mark's blog!* Grandma, This is a letter I should have sent you a long, long, time ago, and even though you can no longer remember your life, or who I am, and you can't even read… Continue reading Day 20: Dear Grandma

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Day 16: Dear Mom

*Thanks to my friend Latresha Woodruff for serving as the guest writer for Day 16 of the Dear Gratitude project. This is a  letter Latresha wrote to her mom on Valentine's Day.* Mom, I thought this Valentine’s Day I wouldn’t use a card to tell you how I feel about you.  It hasn’t always been easy… Continue reading Day 16: Dear Mom

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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 9: Dear Pate

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Day 8: The Beaver Kids Give Thanks

*Today's post is a three-in-one: three first-time guest writers, who happen to be children and siblings, share their gratitude in these inspiring, unedited posts. These kids are amazing, and so are their parents, Jessica Cline-Beaver and Luke Beaver, who I had the privilege of knowing in college. It's worth your time to check out Jessica's… Continue reading Day 8: The Beaver Kids Give Thanks