Tag Archives: Service

Butterfly’s, Lightingbugs and Charity

When I was nine years old I spent part of my summer vacation at my grandmother’s house. That summer, in a tiny Oklahoma town in the middle of nowhere, my “granny” taught me some invaluable life lessons through her example. … Continue reading

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Twenty Million Moments

Today is my sweet husband’s birthday. For the past 38 years, we have celebrated his birthdays together, but this year he will be celebrating in Heaven. As I reflected on these birthdays, these years, I discovered that we had been … Continue reading

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I Am Only One

I am only one, but I know that one person can make a difference in the world. If we strive to change the world for good, we will. We can make the world a better place one smile, one thought, … Continue reading

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Remembering the tiny gnat

You know the people you see standing on corners and at intersections holding signs and asking for money? I see them all the time and sometimes if I have a little cash, and I am at the intersection at just … Continue reading

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My Gift

This is the last weekend before Christmas. For the past several years, this has traditionally been the weekend that I have traveled to Texas to visit my mother and deliver her Christmas presents. This year, my mother is in Heaven, … Continue reading

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Tires and Talents

One morning this week, I passed by a man changing a flat tire on the side of the highway. It’s not an unusual site to see on the side of a busy interstate, but it occurred to me that in … Continue reading

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Blackberry Blessings

Next month, it will be twenty years since my grandmother passed away. I can hardly believe she has been gone for such a long time because she is so often in my thoughts. I think of her almost every day … Continue reading

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That their burdens may be light

  It has been almost two months now since my mother passed away. During this time, I have experienced an immense outpouring of love and support from family, friends and acquaintances. Many, have also offered their suggestions and advice for … Continue reading

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Taking My Turn

  One day this week, I was having a particularly rough day and I was feeling a bit blue. A good friend extended a little extra kindness and caused my day to take an abrupt turn for the better. When … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Love

When I fell in love with and married my husband, my heart was so full. I thought that it was not possible to love anything as much as I did him…..then I gave birth. Once again, I thought that I … Continue reading

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