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One teacher makes a difference

*Big thanks to my friend Henry Petty for sharing his gratitude for his sixth grade teacher with us--and thanks to all educators who make a difference in the lives of students today. Stay tuned for other "back to school" posts.* I can count on one hand the number of teachers who really inspired me and left… Continue reading One teacher makes a difference

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Henry’s 2013 bucket list

*Special thanks to Henry Petty for sharing his 2013 bucket list. What's on your bucket list for 2013?*Henry's 2013 bucket listTake up golf – a buddy of mine said it’s a really good networking tool.  Donald Trump has stated the deals he makes are always on the golf course.  And, I have been approached many… Continue reading Henry’s 2013 bucket list

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Choosing to smile

Regular readers of this blog have enjoyed reading Henry Petty's guest blog posts. Henry hosts his own YouTube vlog as well as a WordPress blog. I've known Henry since college and have watched him grow spiritually, professionally, and personally. He's a loyal friend and generous person, but I believe his best quality is his ability… Continue reading Choosing to smile

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Ashes to ashes

Special thanks to Henry Petty for contributing as today's guest writer. Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, honoring the first day of Lent.  This is a time when Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert before the beginning of His ministry, and is a time of prayer and fasting, all culminating at Easter.  Traditionally, people will… Continue reading Ashes to ashes

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Like snow

Our state is about to be blanketed in snow (or at least sleet). It doesn't happen often, so when it does, it's a big deal. The bread aisle becomes a wasteland. A few unlucky shoppers wind up with stitches over gallons of milk. The highway department suffers from a massive panic attack. But most of… Continue reading Like snow

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I get to!

*Today's post is written by yesterday's featured vlogger, Henry Petty. Thank you, Henry, for sharing your experience with us!* I work in an office.  You would think this would be the end of the post, as “working in an office” is synonymous with “living happily ever after,” but you’d be wrong.  No, I’m not being… Continue reading I get to!

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Joy and gratitude: my friend, Henry Petty

My friend since college, Henry Petty, is one of the most light-hearted, joyful people I know. It's not because his life has been easy or because he's achieved every single goal he set for himself  or because he is  spoiled rotten. It's because he chooses to be joyful and to be grateful for what God's… Continue reading Joy and gratitude: my friend, Henry Petty