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Archive for June, 2016

Politics

I am not sure that this post will convey what I want it to but I will give it a shot.  I am so tired of the political drama of this election.  It is bad enough that the candidates are not choices I feel I can endorse as a follower of Christ, but the rants […]

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Snap

Every once in awhile a word will fascinate me. The word snap is that word as of late.  One little word with so many meanings and uses.  I was at Hume Lake last week and I had just snapped one of the kids’ pants as we were getting ready in the morning. The word seemed […]

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Wanda, I’m writing thank you notes each week during 2016 to let people know how thankful I am to have them in my life.  I am so glad we have been lifelong friends.  You are so generous and thoughtful.  I am grateful that you continued to pursue a relationship no matter the distance or hassle. […]

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Dear Jonathan, Learning to maintain a grateful heart takes regular input so this year I am writing an old school thank you note each week to tell people how much they mean to me. In honor of your birthday coming up I thought I would tell you I love you.  I love that you are […]

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I have taught people the importance and steps to motivating someone to learn.  I have struggled with staying motivated with certain projects  but nothing stopped me in my tracks more than my son telling me he lacks any motivation. So what do I say to him to help him get motivated?! Here are some of […]

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Dear Jon, I know that neither of us like goodbyes and in a real sense this is not a goodbye, but it is the end – again – of us working together.  One of my resolutions this year is to write an old school thank you note each week to let people know how grateful […]

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Dear Jo, It is so funny that I heard about you for years before I met you.  And now we are bosom chums!  I love that we have so much in common and that I can count on you to be up for any “boondoggle”.  This year I am writing an old school thank you […]

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Ears to Hear Matt 16

I tend to think about things from my own vantage point but when I think about what the disciples heard and understood in Matt. 16:24 I reflect differently. First, Jesus is saying to people who had already come after Him they needed to deny themselves. What did that mean? Perhaps to deny that they had […]

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Dear David, I am working on becoming a more grateful person and so I am working on the discipline of writing thank you notes each week.  In honor of your 50th I wanted you to know how thankful I am for you. Growing up I always wondered what it would be like to have an […]

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