Memorial Day: Respect and Acknowledgement

Sometimes others say it better than me. I ran across a moving story today and decided to share a link to it instead of my own post this week.

A picture is worth a thousand words, but the one in this story has generated much more than that. It’s a story about an impromptu photograph, a veteran’s grave stone, and an eagle.

See it HERE.

Hope everyone has a safe and blessed Memorial Day!


A Thanksgiving Prayer

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As our children grow older and develop other family relationships, it’s getting harder and harder to get everyone together. This year will be vastly different from last year. Everyone is headed to spend the holiday with the other parts of their families. For us, that means a quiet Thanksgiving. It will feel odd, but I hope we can find some new traditions to create with the grandchildren this year.

Last year, I shared a friend’s blog post about a Thanksgiving prayer. I think it works well for this year, too. So, as you gather with family and friends, whether it’s a time of joy or stress, maybe this little prayer will set the tone.

The Amazingly Simple Prayer that Will Leave You Thankful and Peaceful This Season

Happy Thanksgiving!