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Day 1 Nov. 1 – Every year I challenge myself with the discipline of thanksgiving and gratitude. So here I go: The Bread of Life thanked God for food. (Mt. 15:36, 37) I too am grateful for enough food to eat everyday. Day 2 Nov. 2 Jesus gave thanks for a God who listens. I […]

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Today I am thinking about perspective. Perhaps it is because of all the tragedy around me, around the world. Perhaps it is because I have stuff, relationships and a job. Perhaps it is because I am so tired of the consumer mentality in my own life. And perhaps it is because as I get older […]

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Dear Lacey. So every year I have someone to say goodbye to here on staff. I hate that! But it is what it is and I have learned how to say “goodbye” while looking forward to the day when there are no more goodbyes! I remember when I first met you. I actually heard you […]

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Every year of our married life Jim and I had the discipline of writing down the things we are thankful for every November.  Since meeting with Colleen for the past few months I decided to commit to memory her Alphabet list of Bible Verses this month.  I did adapt a few of the verses from […]

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Today as I write this I am in the middle of a move, which I feel like I have been in the middle of for 3 or more months. Every 10 years or so in our married life we have moved. This is 10.5 but it still fits in the rhythm. For me, I think […]

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Laureen, In honor of your birthday last week and as a gift to one of my favorite gifts, I thought I would tell you how thankful I am for you.  We have been sisters now for over 36 years.  I am grateful for our relationship that has been an encouragement for most of my life. […]

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Sarah Noelle.  It is your birthday this week!  And I wanted to tell you how grateful I am that you are my niece.  I am so proud of you; you are smart and talented and genuine. Even more than that I am grateful that you have chosen to lean into God every day and are […]

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Life as Thank You 53

Wil & Lorraine – This year I made the commitment to write weekly thank you notes to let people know how grateful I am that they are in my life.  I decided to write to the 2 of you together, because almost everything comes out with your names hyphenated together. I know the danger in […]

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Life as Thank You 52

Dear Bible Study/ Supper Club friends, This year I am sending thank you notes to let people know how grateful I am for them.  How can I possibly thank you enough for a lifetime of accountability and friendship? I am so blessed by each of you and I am humbled to have had the opportunity […]

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Dear Brian and Susan, Sometimes I am overwhelmed by God’s grace and goodness in my life.  This is one of those moments as I reflect on you both and your role in my life.  I am working on increasing gratitude in my life and one of the ways I am doing so is writing old-fashioned notes […]

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