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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

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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

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Day 5: Make Someone Laugh

There is no better sound in the world than the sound of my wife and my daughters laughing.  One of my daily goals is make them smile and to hear them laugh every day.  No matter how difficult a day may be, laughter can be a great release.  If only for a moment, laughter makes… Continue reading Day 5: Make Someone Laugh

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Day 1: Give A Child A Balloon

Today is December 1st and the beginning of our 2nd annual 25 Days of Giving.  Our task for the day was to give children balloons.  A very simple gesture that can instantly bring a smile to face of a child.  We saw that firsthand today. We gave balloons away at Spiece Fieldhouse, the ice rink… Continue reading Day 1: Give A Child A Balloon

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25 Days of Giving: 2013

It is hard to believe that it is the eleventh day of November.  The holiday season, our favorite time of the year, is vastly approaching.  Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and we give thanks daily for the blessings in our lives.  We truly have a lot for which to be thankful.  Thanksgiving also… Continue reading 25 Days of Giving: 2013

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Day 3: Clothing Donation

Today was day 3 of our 25 Days of Giving.  The task was to make a clothing donation to a nonprofit organization, shelter, or clothing ministry.  We made a donation to Street Reach for the Homeless to help clothe the men and women living on the streets of Fort Wayne.  We have spent time on… Continue reading Day 3: Clothing Donation

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Day 2: Poetic Gesture

"Time to take action Make life worth living Care for others And commit to giving" We are not poets.  We cannot write like Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, nor Maya Angelou.  We cannot rhyme like Dr. Seuss.  We can, however, write from the heart.  Today, that is exactly what we did.  Day 2 of our 25… Continue reading Day 2: Poetic Gesture