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A Shoe box for Christmas

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As September comes to a close, I think about the holidays that are approaching. I still have summer veggies to can and apples to pick, but the weather is pushing everything along quickly. In an effort to continue to give to others, this holiday season I will being giveing shoe boxes for Christmas. Wouldn't you want a shoe box? Operation Christmas Childwill make sure that children around the world will receive just that. Operations Christmas Child is apart of Samaritan's Purse. With the help of fortunate people, they are able to send shoe boxes STUFFED with goodies to children in over 100 countries!


Our family has committed to fill a minimum of 3 shoe boxes plus cover the $7 shipping donation for each box. I want to challenge everyone to reach out and do the same! If your family, friends, homeschool group, Church/Sunday school group, knitting group etc. would like to fill some of the boxes and cover the shipping costs, please post your commitment below.Drop-off locations near yo…

A True Friend

Every step in life brings new awards and challenges. As my husband and I pack up our lives and head northwest, I had the opportunity to see a few friends that I made in the past 5 years. When saying goodbye to a reunited friend, she said to me "Don't be a stranger! Even if we do not speak often, we can always pick back up." I began to think, what kind of friends do I have. I realized that I have all sorts of friends and with the help of social media, I have access to hundreds and even thousands of people that I have met all my life. Yet, as an adult, I realized that certain type of friends serve specific purposes. So here is to my friends and the type of friendship that we have:

Childhood: These friends are like glue. No matter where you go and what you do, they will always want to know what is happening in your life. They often give the 411 on their lives. Doy, and Ree, thanks for sticking in there (pun intended)!!

Traveler: I trust these friends with my safety and futu…