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Archive for August, 2016

Dear Alex, I am writing old school thank you notes each week to let people know how grateful I am that they are in my life.  I know I have been the worst at communication these last few years – and for that I apologize  – butI want you to know that you are NEVER […]

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Life with a big future full of dreams. Together. 36 years ago I said “I do”. Life was perfect. I was marrying the man God ordained for me. We made wedding plans. My dress was designed by me and sewn by a family friend as were the bridesmaid’s dresses. Rings were bought. Flowers ordered. Cake […]

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Dear Ruth, You are one of the most amazing women I know and I am so blessed to call you friend.  The memories we made while the Mohlers lived in Chicago are among of my sweetest.  One of my goals in 2016 is to write an old school thank you to people in my life […]

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Dear DBC, In an effort to increase my love of kindness, I decided to write an old-school thank you note each week to say thank you and express my gratitude.  Today, you spoke from Ruth at church.  I share her name (it is in the middle).  I share her story (except for the remarrying part […]

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“I Do” – Take 4?!

I am wrestling this week with a variety of emotions regarding Jim’s “family”.  I did not anticipate the jumble of events after Jim died. How could I?!  People whom I have called family for 30+ years continued to be involved in my life and the lives of my kids.  We continued to celebrate holidays together. […]

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Dear Lisa, “Thank you” sometimes feels like it is not enough to let someone know how deep the gratitude is, but at the same time it is the best words I can think of to express my gratitude for you and your family.  Our history adds a layer of depth that I cherish and I wanted to […]

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Ears to Hear Mark 10

This is one of those stories I have heard so many times that it is hard to read with fresh ears. The question: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” This ruler does not seem to understand that one of the purposes of the Law is to help us see how broken we are. […]

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National Days

Today is one of my Favorites – National S’mores Day! Once, when we were on a camping trip with students, someone forgot to bring the graham crackers and all we had for the s’mores was double stuff Oreos.  That was the beginning of a creative love affair with that snack! I don’t remember when I […]

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National Girlfriends Day

Today is National Girlfriend’s day… I am more that blessed to have the strong women who I call my friends! Martha, My sister, and my sisters in law, Tammie D., Laurie B, Judy and Angelique Julie – I have known you most of my life and nearly all my best memories growing up include you […]

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Michelene, You are one of my heroes.  You raised the childhood best friends of both my children and that alone had a huge impact on our family.  In between the birthdays of those 2 fabulous people (Sherrod last week and Abi this week) I thought I would tell you how thankful I am for you. […]

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