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Beautiful Thursday: It’s a Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood

When Jesus said, “Love thy neighbor,” I never thought He meant to love the person who lives right next door. So to help Him out, I defined who my “neighbor” would be: my relatives and/or the person in my adjoining cubicle that I went to lunch with every Thursday. But now I think Mr. Rogers was more in tune with Jesus than me. We all have beautiful neighbors in our neighborhood…it’s up to us to see the beauty in them.

37 Jesus said unto him, “‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like

A Beautiful Eternity

A friend of mine passed away suddenly yesterday. It doesn’t make today feel very beautiful. But she sure was.

When Regi and I lived on Long Island between 1993 and 1996, she was my husband’s assistant. This sums it up: she assisted anyone with anything they could ever possibly need. And somewhere between filing, arranging, phone calls, and ordering bagels, we became friends. Though many knew her better, I am honored to have known her like I did.

I remember when she invited us into her home and served us lunch at the massive dinner table with all those kids staring at us (seven in all). There was plenty of laughter that day, and every other day for that matter. …

When You…Think of Laura

I remember chatting with Laura in an empty Sunday School room while we took care of babies who had no interest in big church. We pondered everything new moms ponder. And then some.

I consider Laura and her husband friends, although we don’t socialize or see each other unless it’s a random run-in. I’ve been watching her ups-and-downs on FaceBook though. Sadly I’ve never offered her support or said, “I”m praying for you” with a cute little heart, for fear that it would come across as trite. Again, I’m not that close to her. I need to work on that.

 

You don’t have to share coffee and bagels to care about someone. Right?

The baby Laura rocked in her …

Baby, Baby…It’s Beautiful Thursday.

Nolan

 

Warning: This blog, with faces all new and squishy, is going to make you want a baby. It made me want one…for all of about 23.7 seconds.

I can’t think of a better way to share a Beautiful Thursday with you than to tell you about some people who have just come into the world.

 

 

I want to kiss those puffy cheeks and squeeze chunky baby toes as I marvel at the perfect creation given by the great Creator.

First, there’s Arwyn. I think I know what the smile of God looks like just by glancing at this bundle of pure perfection. With beautiful black hair, her tiny body bundled up in pink, she captured me …

Beautiful Thursday, Beautiful Survivor

I just returned from spending a week with my Aunt in Florida. We’re close. Legend has it that when she saw me lying in the warmer after my birth, she became overwhelmed with happiness and tears. The first thing that came to her, and in the form of a tender whisper, was the name Kimberlee Joy. Okay, none of that is true except that she named me (she still smiles when she tells people that). I remember her taking me to see every one of the Apple Dumpling Gang films and being the aunt everyone wanted to be with. She enjoyed spending time with me then, and she still welcomes me home now.

There was a time when we …

Another BEAUTIFUL THURSDAY!

I’ve been excited this entire week because of today’s blog. It’s Thursday and someone needs to know they’re beautiful.

As for me, I had big plans to WOW you with my abilities this week. First I considered the sweet lady who sells The Contributer (a local newspaper that gives homeless and formerly homeless people a source of income) and who I pass often. I was going to buy some extra newspapers and then tell her how beautiful she is. Unfortunately she hasn’t been at the intersection of I-65 and Harding all week so that idea tanked.

The next best thing? A nursing home. I wanted to drop in, stick some flowers into the hands of someone who hadn’t had any …


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