Mother’s Day: Blessing those who miss someone

Tomorrow it will be May, the month of Mother’s Day.

An internet search tells me that Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May in 70 countries around the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ethiopia, India, Japan, and here in the USA.  In still more countries, Mother’s Day is celebrated on a different date or in a slightly different way, like Korea’s Parents Day.  It seems that honoring moms is pretty universal.

Yet there are those who miss someone on a holiday like Mother’s Day.

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Faith Conversations

The blog today won’t be for everyone. If it’s not, then there are lots of other ways to bless your someone.  On the home page, scroll down to the Categories menu and reach out in a way that is meaningful to you!

However, the gift of conversation is a great blessing.  And if faith conversation sparks an interest when you think about reaching out, then in my experience your someone may greatly appreciate your prayers and your openness to discussing faith during times of serious difficulty. Continue reading Faith Conversations

So what brings you to town? An unexpectedly risky question

Every once in a while, I travel to the small town where my husband is buried.  Almost every visit means that in one place or another — a gas station, a bakery, a hotel, a shop — someone will ask me the question:  So what brings you to town?

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12 Things I’ve Learned From Greeting Cards… and Their Senders (part 2)

For those of you considering reaching out via greeting cards — whether setting up a plan to reach out regularly on a meaningful anniversary, or becoming more spontaneous when you notice life changes around you, or even being very casual about sending greetings at random times — you may start to worry about what you might say.
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