Memorializing Erich

On This Day. 2 Years Ago. We Memorialized Erich McChesney at First Pres. in VB with songs, hugs, speeches, prayer, tears and bagpipes – and then the next day we set him free out on the water off 47th street with more hugs, love, toasts and songs. I wanted to grab all of the kind […]

Erich Gerald McChesney March 30, 1973-May 6, 2016

Published two years ago today, and it still reads like I wrote the words yesterday. It makes me happy to share this story about you Erich – even though it only captures a sliver of your life and the person you were – I think it gives those who knew you fond memories of our […]

Found an old column from 2009 on Husband vs. Best Friend relationship…

I liked where I was going with this…. decided to share it as is… enjoy! 🙂 What do you think? Should your spouse/significant other be your Best Friend?   We All Need a Few Best Friends By Mary McChesney 3/31/09 I have been pondering something a relative said to me the other day.   “Your […]

Beautiful Words From Strangers

I received this link today to a wonderful blog from my preacher as he spends a few weeks in Africa (as he does regularly) with a team of people doing amazing things. Here he shares some simple and wonderful words from a connection he has there named Simon. Enjoy. An Excerpt: “The heart of a […]

5 Reasons Why I Love Girls on The Run (It is So Much Fun)!

If you are my friend, or even a vague acquaintance you have probably been given my “Why I love Girls On The Run” speech. Most of you politely nod and even eagerly agree about how wonderful it is and how fortunate we are to have such a great program for Girls available in our region. […]