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A Little Thanks Goes a Long Way

18 April 2015

thank you2Ok, repeat after me: "Thanks, Mom!" or "Thanks, Dad!"

Now really, was that so hard?

Ok. I totally saw you roll your eyes. And yes, this is a two-way mirror.

I know it’s not cool to appreciate your parents, but it is the right thing to do!

After all, when else in your lifetime will you have two people falling all over themselves to be a part of your life? (Hint—never).


How Easter is Like a Trip to the Dentist

03 April 2015

easterThis is going to sound horrible, but when I was growing up, I didn’t get the big deal about Easter. I mean, sure, it’s a BIG DEAL that Jesus came back from the dead. And if we believe that he did, then we can have ETERNAL LIFE. That’s not the part I’m talking about.

The part that always got me was that Jesus knew what was going to happen. He knew that he’d be tortured but eventually he’d come back to life and get to go back to heaven and live with God. He knew there was a happily ever after at the end of the story.


How to Make People Like You, Part 4

02 April 2015

friends smilingDon't miss Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.

Jill was anxious to share about the winning goal she scored at the big game. She waited for a pause in Madi’s long-winded speech about her weekend shopping trip, but a pause never came. Madi just went on and on about new shoes and the perfect earrings and how she got three bracelets for the price of one, and how she and her mom went for ice cream later. Then the bell rang, and lunch was over. Jill would have to wait for another time to share.


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