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Life as Thank You 47

Dear Connor, I am writing old-school thank you notes this year as a means to raise my gratitude quotient.  I want to say thank you for loving Jesus well.  I prayed for my future son-in-law’s relationship with God and I am so glad He answered with someone who pursues after righteousness wholeheartedly. I am grateful […]

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Life as Thank You 46

Dear Jeanine and Carol, I am taking this opportunity to tell you how grateful I am that you two are in my life.  I have been writing old-school thank you notes each week this year to let people know how grateful I am for them.  You two are together in my mind! First, I want […]

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Life as Thank You 45

Dear Dad, In honor of your birthday I wanted to tell you how much you mean to me.  I am working on the discipline of gratitude in 2016 and so I thought this would be a great time to express thanks for all you do (and have done) for me. Ever since I can remember […]

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Ears to Hear 1 John 4

The hardest thing you will ever do! In this chapter there is much to unpack. Three times in this chapter alone, John reiterates that we are to love one another.  Why?  I think it is because the most difficult thing God asks us to do is to love.  That sounds ridiculous, but hear me out. God […]

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Life as Thank You 44

Vanessa, I am writing thank you notes each week this year to work on the discipline of gratitude.  I want to take the opportunity, in light of your birthday, to tell you how grateful I am for you. You are more than smart.  I love your drive, your creativity, your humor and your logic.  I […]

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Dear Karen, Most of my childhood memories include you.  I am working on the discipline of gratitude one old school thank you note at a time.  I want to let you know how grateful I am that you are in my life; in fact my life would be very different if I had not known […]

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