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Reconnecting With Old Friends

We stood in the shadows of the downtown library talking about the happenings of life.  We discussed the recent challenges that we have encountered and the obstacles that lie ahead. We smiled and laughed at bad jokes and off-the-cuff remarks.  Just like two childhood friends that reconnected after many months, we enjoyed great conversation and the time together.… Continue reading Reconnecting With Old Friends

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Organized Chaos For A Great Cause

Every spring hundreds of people gather at the Mason Temple in downtown Fort Wayne to support a great cause.  They come together to support an organization that works tirelessly to end and prevent child abuse in our community.  The organization is SCAN (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect) and the event is the Brown Bag Lunch. SCAN… Continue reading Organized Chaos For A Great Cause

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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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Day 24: A Neighborly Gift

Christmas Eve, Day 24 of our 25 Days of Giving, is a special day.  We celebrated by making some special deliveries to some very special people.  It has been said that good neighbors make great neighborhoods. We believe that statement to be 100% true.  We have been very blessed over the years to have great… Continue reading Day 24: A Neighborly Gift

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Day 23: Lottery Ticket

Day 23 was all about the lottery ticket.  We spent the day giving out $1 lottery tickets to complete strangers. We loved seeing the stunned looks on the faces of each recipient.  In most instances they were at a loss for words.  They just smiled and said thank you.  We hope that each ticket was… Continue reading Day 23: Lottery Ticket

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Holidays Wishes and The Unexpected

Torrential rains dampened the our Day 21 efforts.  We were supposed to leave holiday cards on random car windshields, but we didn't want to leave them in the rain.  So, we waited until today to make the deliveries.  After church this morning we drove the parking lots of local retail stores and placed Christmas cards… Continue reading Holidays Wishes and The Unexpected

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Day 19: Vending Machine

Day 19 of our 25 Days of Giving was called Vending Machine.  We left money and a short note on few vending machines around town.  We wanted the next person who visited the machine to enjoy a free beverage on us.  Our note simply said "enjoy a drink on us.  Merry Christmas!"  We were not… Continue reading Day 19: Vending Machine

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Day 18: Help A Furry Friend

The Brown family loves animals.  Pets have blessed our lives for many years.  Cats and dogs have long been a part of our family.  Currently, we have 2 rescued greyhounds and 1 Chia-rat.  We refer to them as our dogpound. The unconditional love they show during our daily puppy party makes even the toughest days… Continue reading Day 18: Help A Furry Friend

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Day 17: Day of Change

It is hard to believe that we are 17 days into our 25 Days of Giving.  It has been an awesome experience thus far.  Today's task was very simple.  We donated change at local McDonald's locations to benefit our local Ronald McDonald House.  The money donated to RMH Charities stays within our area and benefits… Continue reading Day 17: Day of Change

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Day 10: Sweet Surprises

Yesterday, we were blessed with the opportunity to discuss the 25 Days of Giving on television by appearing on 21 Alive's INsight.  This was our 3rd appearance on the program in the last year. Show hosts Emilie Henry and Charity Freeman have been very supportive of our family, Impact 52, our new book LINNIE MAE'S… Continue reading Day 10: Sweet Surprises