Excavation of ThanksLiving

Yesterday was ThanksLiving Day. We can give thanks or we can just make it a way we live – in finding ways to be thankful even when we have to drag in the excavation crew to clear away the shambles and shine a light on fresh perspective. It’s possible, even probable when we have the … Read more

Talk, Text or Type

It takes a village … do you remember that platitude from the past? It grew to broad popularity then melted into obsolescence like ice cubes on a sizzling hot sidewalk. (do you feel warmer now) This morning I looked up ‘thanks’ in a concordance and started reading scripture that revealed a true spirit of thankfulness. … Read more

Unmerited Favor

I have a confession to make. Today I was given an award that I didn’t deserve, but I accepted it quietly, speechlessly, and with gratitude more than I was able to express at the time. I should explain. I spent 3 hours in the presence of greatness today. Bonnie Washburn, Brenda Benedict, and Kathryn Armstrong. … Read more

The Moodiness of God

I’m not sure why, but I decided to repost my first ever written post on this blog. This will be post #340 here on talkkindnesstome.com.  Before you read let me say I hope what you read here today is not at all like what you experienced yesterday or will experience today. Instead I hope your … Read more

What happens when it storms in Michigan?

Does anyone remember the story in Luke 8 when the disciples and Jesus got into a boat – like a  normal day.  But this day was not at all destined to be normal. There was nothing in the atmosphere that spoke of a storm coming. Storm Team 8 didn’t even have time to set up … Read more

Faith – Who needs it anyway?

Have you ever been on the cusp of a new experience and had no idea how it was going to work out? One chapter comes to a close and the next one opens with an unknown plot.  Scary! What if I made a bad decision? What if the results are disastrous? What if it doesn’t work out? Those … Read more

Seriously THANK the military for their service

OK!  Everybody Up! Rise and Shine!  Good Morning! Up! Up! Up!  Do you know a veteran?  Do you know an Active military person? Do you know someone in the military Reserves?  Better keep your eyes and arms open today so you’re ready to reach out and shake the hand of, or physically wrap your arms … Read more

Refining Grace