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Archive for July, 2016

Today is National Aunts & Uncles Day.  In honor of the people I call my aunts and uncles, I thought I would send a big shout out and thank you!  This week is a bit different than a single thank you note as I share my gratitude for Aunt Janie, Aunt Kitty, Aunt Crystal, Aunt […]

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Christmas in July

Today is Christmas in July!  It seems to have become another opportunity for sales and consumerism but I remember the significance it had on Jim nearly 40 years ago.  We were not married yet, but we were dating. I was gone for the summer, working at Mt. Hermon.  Jim was running day camps for Downey […]

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“It really does not matter”…Job said, “even if you kill me I will still trust in God”. Why do so many people seem to see the world through such a bleak lens? The attitude they carry is the negative victim mentality. They talk in extremes. They focus on the no’s rather than the yeses. By […]

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Recent Riddle

Heard this riddle recently: You are riding a horse, galloping at a constant speed and to your right is a giraffe, traveling at the same speed you are. Directly in front of you is a loping kangaroo and your horse is unable to overtake it. Behind you is a lion chasing all of you. What must […]

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Dear Laura We had the privilege of raising our children together.  We lived in the same neighborhood – even next door for a season – and I am grateful for those memories.  In 2016 I am writing thank you notes each week to express my gratitude.  In honor of your birthday, I can’t stop thinking […]

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Marianne, My life is so much better because I went to Forest Home and met a girl named Marianne who became my lifelong friend and encourager.  You are one of the nicest treasures God has ever given to me.  I am so grateful for our friendship and the legacy it has created.  This year I […]

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Dear Mike (and Sheri), There are many reasons to say thank you to you (and Sheri).  This year I am trying to express my gratitude with an old school thank you note each week, letting people know how much I appreciate them. I am so grateful for your family.  The time that we spent in […]

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