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Grand Thanks

When It’s More Than Just “Thank You!”

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Blog, Christian Living, Grand Thanks, Speaking | 0 comments

Last night I got to speak at Trinity Lutheran Church to a group of wonderful ladies, most with a special connection to my childhood. It really was a unique time of thanks!

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Posted by on Sep 4, 2015 in Blog, Grand Thanks | 0 comments

How do I say thank you in a world of lawsuits and litigation?

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Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Blog, Grand Thanks | 1 comment

Last Sunday on Easter morning, while it was still dark outside, I finished A GRAND THANKS, my list of 1000 things for which I am grateful. Twenty-six pages were carefully folded and placed in a beautifully decorated envelope and added to the offering plate during worship. My Lenten project had given me forty days to focus on God’s blessings, things large and small, obvious and not so obvious, heavenly and earthly, divine and common place. I saw God’s counsel, His surprise and delight, His...

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A GRAND THANKS for Motherhood

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Blog, Grand Thanks | 0 comments

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are” 1 John 3:1 I continue A GRAND THANKS, my own list of 1000 thing for which I am grateful. It’s a list inspired by Ann Voskamp’s book, One Thousand Gifts. This morning my list reached page 16 and Item #574 where I added Motherhood. When I think of my sons and my thrill at being their mother, I’m not sure why Motherhood got buried in a list that has included the divine...

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A GRAND THANKS: What I wasn’t expecting!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in Blog, Grand Thanks | 1 comment

Eleven days ago I started A Grand Thanks, a special project to use the 40 days of Lent to list 1000 things for which I am thankful. I expected my list to force me to stop and notice the snowdrops in my garden and the beautiful shades of green outside my office window. Guess what I wasn’t expecting to see? Read on. Thanks to Ann Voskamp, I have had the delightful opportunity to stop and appreciate. Ann’s book One Thousand Gifts inspired me to leave the pity party, to find time for quiet...

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