Tag Archives: thankfulness

Scoffing at a million dollars

Last Tuesday I surprised my son after school with a man date to the theaters – it was time we watched Batman vs Superman. Since his routine is to grab a bite to eat as soon as school gets out, … Continue reading

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What kind of friend are you?

One year ago today, we left the only Michigan house we had known for nearly two years, and found ourselves lost and uncertain about our path. The job that brought us to Michigan ended abruptly, and we were trusting God … Continue reading

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A tale of two shoppers

Today I’m celebrating my 42nd Thanksgiving. And to kick things off, I did something I’ve never done on any of the previous celebrations…I shopped at 5:30am. And the two people I met in line gave me great material for this morning’s blog! Continue reading

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5 Lessons from living with uncertainty

Living with uncertainty is not an easy task! Here are five lessons I’ve learned (some the hard way!) about how to navigate life when it seems like uncertainty is the only certainty. Continue reading

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Looking back one last time…

Today we officially cleared out of the house that has been our home for the past two years. In fact, it was exactly two years ago today we drove off in our fully loaded minivan, and began a 2,500 mile … Continue reading

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Enjoying a moment.

It’s amazing how much time we spend preparing to enjoy something. For example, this past August my wife and I took the kids to Chicago for a 4-day weekend. Preparation for that rip began in March, and we spent hours … Continue reading

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Be thankful. Be thankful. Be thankful.

This is day four of a seven-part series on Thanksgiving. I’m honored to participate in a blog-hop with 7 friends, over 7 days all about Thanksgiving. You can read the previous blogs by clicking on the links below: Day 1 Day 2 … Continue reading

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What are you thankful for?

By Joe Castaneda We moved to Michigan in March of 2013. There was snow on the ground. There was snow on the ground in April. We actually celebrated our first Michigan Easter by visiting a church, and Celina did an … Continue reading

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1 year ago today…

By Joe Castaneda On March 20th, 2013, our family began a new chapter in the journey of our lives. Five days earlier we had packed up our home in Oregon, loaded all of our earthly belongings into 40 square feet … Continue reading

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The 30-day Overboard workout

The late Brian Klemmer wrote a book called, “If How-To’s Were Enough, We Would all be Skinny, Rich and Happy.” Knowing how to do something, and actually doing that thing, are two very different beasts. Think about your first kiss. … Continue reading

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