"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." Ecclesiastes 3:1 Life is a series of seasons. Each is weeks, months or years in length and has unique characteristics that define it. They string together in the form of a roller coaster that is our lifetime. Some are filled with… Continue reading Embracing the End of a Season
6 Reasons Your Family Should Serve Together
Do you serve together as a family? No? Why not? Here are 6 reasons why you should be: 1. The family that serves together grows together. Relationships are strengthened when you serve as a family. Spending time each week, each month outside your comfort zone leads to personal and family growth. You grow as individuals mentally, physically, socially… Continue reading 6 Reasons Your Family Should Serve Together
Speed Bumps, Potholes and Dead End Streets. The Road of Life Is Hard To Navigate
Life is like a road trip. When you plan a road trip you begin with your starting point, current location or your "you are here" location. You select your final destination and plot out the route that will get you there. That route is often the shortest, most entertaining and most fulfilling route. Most times… Continue reading Speed Bumps, Potholes and Dead End Streets. The Road of Life Is Hard To Navigate
What Do YOU Love About YOU?
During a recent a conversation, my daughter asked me a question that I had never asked myself. A question that in 39 years of life had never entered my brain. No thought had ever been given to it. That question..... "What do you love about you?" I, like most I assume, have spent numerous hours… Continue reading What Do YOU Love About YOU?
25 Days of Giving: The First Few Days
I am going to be honest. November 30th felt like Christmas Eve for me. I was energized and excited about Tuesday, December 1st. Why you may ask? The answer is simple. December 1st started our annual Christmas giving event. December 1st means the 25 Days of Giving. We are now on the brink of Day… Continue reading 25 Days of Giving: The First Few Days
To Live Good You Need To Be Good
We all want the good life. A life that is filled with happiness and joy, family and relationships, success and comfort. Although we all have different views and opinions on what makes a life good, we can all agree that we want it. We hunger for it. At times we obsess over it. The question… Continue reading To Live Good You Need To Be Good
Day 3: Love Letters
The world needs more love and encouragement. Messages of hope and support need to replace constant stream of negativity that fills our lives. We must let others know that we are here and that we care. Our priority should be to uplift others through kind words that are life-giving. Today we tried to do that. Day… Continue reading Day 3: Love Letters
Up, Up, Up and Away
There is something magical about a hot air balloon. Since I was a child, I have been mesmerized by the sight of them gliding through the air. The beautiful colors of the large-shaped object against a backdrop of blue sky and white clouds is spectacular. I am not sure why I get so much joy… Continue reading Up, Up, Up and Away
Reaching Out Behind Bars: Take Two
In February of 2103, I wrote a letter to a prison inmate named Dennis. It was an introduction and a note of encouragement for a man who was six years into a life sentence for drug trafficking, gun possession and murder. The letter was short and to the point. I dropped it in the mail… Continue reading Reaching Out Behind Bars: Take Two
A Very Sweet Valentine
The last few weeks have been all about love. Last week we shared encouragement and kindness through handwritten love letters. This week we handed out sweet treats for Valentine's Day. Erica used her unbelievable skills in the kitchen (yes, they are unbelievable) to make some of our favorite desserts....Rice Krispie treats, chocolate covered pretzels, and… Continue reading A Very Sweet Valentine
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