Hospital Care Package

This post is in honor of one of my nephews who turns 7 today!  He is a smart, funny, energetic boy, and also a miracle!  He was diagnosed with infantile leukemia before he was one, and spent most of the next year in the hospital – while his parents juggled how to be there with him, and also care for his two older brothers.  They celebrated half-birthdays and didn’t take a day for granted.  What an amazing couple!.  He now lives the life of a normal school-age kid!  I want to remember this answered prayer and give thanks.  Today is a gift from God to celebrate!20140501_165633

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Live and Love Out of Your Strengths

Our strengths are what we can most naturally live and love well out of.  We each have different talents that help us live well.  There are many ways we can love the people in our lives well.  When we know our natural style for living and loving, we can be intentional and more effective in our own unique way.

Each of these pictures represents one of the Top 5 Strengths Themes that I live and love out of.  My themes are Responsibility, Empathy, Discipline, Connectedness, and Positivity.  Can you guess which picture goes with which theme?  (See answers at the end of this post!)

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Homeless Care Package {Love is Humble}

I’ll never forget Maria.  I pulled into the Wal-Mart parking lot on my usual errands.  A family standing with a sign at the back of the parking lot caught my eye.  The man held a cardboard sign, with his wife and two little girls.  My heart started beating faster and I knew I needed to go talk with them. 20170625_162534 Continue reading “Homeless Care Package {Love is Humble}”

Love = See + Compassion + Action

Yesterday, I was at Target and I took a short-cut through the women’s pajama section.  I casually overheard a nice looking senior gentleman ask an associate if this was all of the women’s pajamas. I didn’t think much of the question, but her response caught my attention.  He asked a simple question, and she responded, “Yes, this is it…you’re on your own.”  He obviously was out of place in this area of the store!IMG_20180319_094725260

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Bring Neighbors Together

What’s your style?  Are you a spur-of-the-moment kind of person or a planner?  Either way, you can gift your neighbors with the opportunity to get together and meet each other!  Promoting a neighborhood get together encourages familiarity, which creates a sense of community and trust.  And you never know what friendships might form from a simple interaction!

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