gratitude, photography, poetry

Counterweight

I pulled into the driveway of my close friend’s small brick house one autumn afternoon, the air thick and humid, stuck in transition from summer heat. She wasn’t home, but her neighbors’ kids ran and yelled at one another in the front yard next door, enjoying their first few moments of freedom after school. I jiggled… Continue reading Counterweight

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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 21: A look back

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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 13: Dear Donit

*Today's post for Day 13 of the Dear Gratitude project is by another child, my best friend's son, Dailen. Dailen reminds me that it's right and good to be excited about and grateful for the small blessings that often get overlooked. I think I'll get a doughnut for myself today :).* Der Amandu, Thank you… Continue reading Day 13: Dear Donit

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Day 11: Dear Peacemakers

*Big thanks to my friend and former college roommate, Sarah Donaghy, for sharing her grateful thoughts on Day 11 of the Dear Gratitude project.* The hardest part about being a guest blogger this month was deciding to whom or what I should write my letter of gratitude. I dwell in gratitude. Even in times when… Continue reading Day 11: Dear Peacemakers

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2013 November “Dear Gratitude” project coming soon!

It's that time of year again. Turkey, dressing, and pie. Leaves making a big color statement. Football season. And Thanksgiving. Gratitude. Lots of talk about giving back, sharing with others, and counting our blessings. Yada, yada, yada, right? Not for me. November's my favorite month. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Fall is my favorite season.… Continue reading 2013 November “Dear Gratitude” project coming soon!

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Who’s who

Knowing who's who makes a big difference--specifically, knowing Who is God and who is not. I memorized Psalm 100, a psalm for giving thanks, in first grade in order to earn a special ribbon-like bookmark in Sunday School class. This bookmark was the first in a collection of hundreds. Each time I look at the… Continue reading Who’s who