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Grab a Shovel. Life is Messy

I have had a message on my heart for weeks. Actually, I think it has been there for months.  I've wanted to share it with you, with others, but I've struggled to adequately put it into words. With each passing day the message seems to gather strength as I personally experience it in my own life. I… Continue reading Grab a Shovel. Life is Messy

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What Are You Waiting For? Go and Grow

As 2015 drew to a close my heart began to stir. A feeling of restlessness began to set in. As the days went on that feeling of being stuck grew stronger. Don't get me wrong. Things were good and my life was filled with many blessings. I just had these feelings of stagnation and discontent.… Continue reading What Are You Waiting For? Go and Grow

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Live, Laugh and Love

It has been weeks since I have sat down to share my thoughts. That is by design. We completed our fourth year of volunteer service in May and, at that time, we made the decision to enter a quiet time. A time filled with reflection and prayer as we seek the next, correct step in this incredible… Continue reading Live, Laugh and Love

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We Must Be Present In Schools

We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. Say it to yourself over and over again. Write it on the blackboard 100 times like school punishments of old. We must engrave it in our brains and etch it in our hearts. We, as a community, must be present in our… Continue reading We Must Be Present In Schools

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2015: The Journey Continues

We are already eleven days into the new year. Can you believe it? Time sure does move fast and life will pass us by if we do not stop and enjoy it. 2014 was a good, but challenging, year for our family and this project. We experienced negative and positive, joy and happiness, pain and heartache,… Continue reading 2015: The Journey Continues

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Day 24: Neighborly Gift

Good neighbors make great neighborhoods. People make the difference. We have been extremely lucky over the years to have great neighbors. Neighbors who weren't just good neighbors, but good friends too. Tonight, for Day 24 of 25 Days of Giving, we spent some time delivering goodies to our neighbors and former neighbors. It was a small way… Continue reading Day 24: Neighborly Gift

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Opportunities to Serve Are Everywhere

Opportunities to serve are everywhere. There are people in need all around us. Our neighbors need help with household chores. Members of our church need assistance with packing and moving. A co-worker needs someone who can lend an ear. Our children need help with their homework. The family around the corner needs a little food… Continue reading Opportunities to Serve Are Everywhere

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The Ultimate Power Tool

A paintbrush is a power tool. When you think about power tools you probably don't think about paintbrushes.  You think about nail guns, electric screwdrivers, chainsaws, and drills.  You think about tools that are powered by electricity and rechargeable batteries.  The ultimate power tool doesn't have a cord or a battery. It cannot shoot nails at the… Continue reading The Ultimate Power Tool

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Saying Hello Through a Snow Shovel

Mother Nature has not been nice to us this winter.  We have seen frigid below-zero temperatures, snow storms that drop several inches of snow in a short amount of time, and high-speed winds that chap the lips and burn the face on impact.  Quite frankly, this winter has been miserable. There are few things that… Continue reading Saying Hello Through a Snow Shovel

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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