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Sweet 16

Happy anniversary to my best friend, MeLissa Horseman, and the love of her life, Shawn. I'm grateful I was able to be there with them 16 years ago to celebrate their wedding.  My husband and I celebrate our Sweet 16 this July.  Marriage is probably the hardest thing I have ever done, aside from public… Continue reading Sweet 16

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Embodying the spirit of giving

*Today's post is written by contributor Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, one of my former professors. Dr. Murphy is a fabulous writer; I'm thankful that she regularly contributes to my blog and still takes the time to mentor me as a writer, demonstrating to me the true spirit of giving as well. Merry Christmas, Dr. Murphy!*… Continue reading Embodying the spirit of giving

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What I learned from my parents

This piece was written by my former professor, who I like to consider one of my writing mentors, Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, as a tribute to her parents. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this month. Happy anniversary to a couple who obviously understand what it takes to love others well. My parents were… Continue reading What I learned from my parents

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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 Thankful for everyday love

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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 Second chance love

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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 27: Dear heaven-sent lady

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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 24: Dear Ricco