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  • curious people

185: Thankful for Curious People

For the past two years, my grandson George has been a resident assistant in his college dorm. Before students check in at the start of the school year, each RA creates a bulletin board for their floor with here’s-who-I-am information about themself. It’s a way to start building

185: Thankful for Curious People2022-11-11T08:10:33-06:00
  • Blessings to be thankful for

184: Thankful for Parents Who Discipline Their Children

A family friend and listener to this podcast told me about an unpleasant experience she recently had at a big box retail store that got me thinking about climate change. Not the climate change we hear environmentalists and politicians talk about. I’m thinking about relational climate change. How

184: Thankful for Parents Who Discipline Their Children2022-11-16T06:04:12-06:00

183: Thankful for People Who Inspire Us

In last week’s episode, no. 182, we began our Thankful in November series by talking about being thankful for the last time we experienced something. Today we continue this series by considering the blessing of being thankful for the people who inspire us.

183: Thankful for People Who Inspire Us2022-10-20T18:51:06-05:00
  • Last time ever for the day

182: Thankful for “The Last Time I Will Ever…”

It happened a few weeks ago, another one of those It was the last time I will ever … moments. It was the last time I experienced something so meaningful and enjoyable that it brought on a tinge of sadness knowing I will never experience it again. But

182: Thankful for “The Last Time I Will Ever…”2022-10-20T18:37:43-05:00
  • Tenderness

181: Tenderness Found in Two Unusual Places

A friend I hadn’t seen in a while asked me the other day what was going on in my life. “Lots of death,” I said, filling in my response with examples.. Another thing going on was a moment of tenderness I saw in a man consoling his wife

181: Tenderness Found in Two Unusual Places2022-10-20T18:38:36-05:00
  • in good relationships people listen to each other

178: Good Relationships in Action

There are so many thoughts about relationships running around in my head lately that I’ve wanted to share with you. They’ve been like little kids scrambling for the candy thrown from 4th of July floats parading down the street. I’ll tell you about a few of them in

178: Good Relationships in Action2022-10-20T18:47:35-05:00
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