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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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Day 6: Help A Neighbor

Today's task for Day 6 of the 25 Days of Giving was to help a neighbor. Opportunities exist daily to help others and to be a good neighbor. The question is "how often do we embrace them?" We want to be good neighbors. We want to make our neighborhoods and communities better places to live.… Continue reading Day 6: Help A Neighbor

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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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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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Grab A Rake And Get Busy

Our communities are filled with individuals who need help.  Physical disabilities, finances, and personal hardships keep them from completing tasks that you and I take for granted.  In some instances they have no family and in other situations they have family that cannot, or will not, help.  Where do they turn for assistance?  How do… Continue reading Grab A Rake And Get Busy

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A New Coat of Paint With Meaning

A fresh coat of paint can be symbolic.  It can represent a new beginning for a group of women on the road to living a life free of drug addiction.  It is a sign of maturation in a young girl who moves from a bright pink bedroom with butterflies to a more conservative yellow featuring… Continue reading A New Coat of Paint With Meaning

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Raking Leaves To Help A Neighbor

There is a lot to love about fall.  Football, Halloween, and caramel apples are a few of the things we love most.  The vibrant colors of a changing season are a beautiful scene.  Leaves fall creating a layered palette in the yard.  This palette, although pretty, is what I dislike most about the fall.  I… Continue reading Raking Leaves To Help A Neighbor

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A Painting Project

We had the opportunity to volunteer with Neighborlink Fort Wayne earlier this year in week 6 of our project.  We were very impressed with the organization and its mission of "practical, neighbor to neighbor expressions of God's love."  This mission is simple, but yet so powerful.  Helping a neighbor who has a need is what… Continue reading A Painting Project