Still Smiling

Thank you to so many who responded to PROJECT:Smile! The hundreds and hundreds of cards and gifts were so appreciated by the Hagerman family.

Bethany went home to be with Jesus yesterday morning. No more medicine, no more needles, no more pain, no more cancer. She is laughing and completely healed in the arms of Christ.

The family still needs our prayers and our support. So let’s keep PROJECT:Smile! going for awhile longer. Michael and Amy have been through a long ordeal, and I’m sure sisters Audrey and Katy will be missing their little sister as well.

Here is the funeral information —

Visitation – Friday, March 12, 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00

Sytsema Funeral Home

6291 S. Harvey St.

Norton Shores, MI  49444

Funeral – Saturday, March 13, 2:00 with 1:00 visitation at church

Central Assembly of God

896 Home St.

Muskegon, MI  49444


As you might imagine, the financial burden of Bethany’s long illness is heavy. I know the family can use help with the funeral expenses. Please write a check to “Mike and Amy Hagerman” and mail it to:

Hagermans c/o Jones
1632 W. Norton Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49441

You can also send money via PayPal by using email address

The Person You Love The Least

Quick… think of the person that you love the least.

Get a good mental picture of him/her. Got it? What sort of emotions come to mind as you see his/her face? Are you anxious to give them a bear hug? Or maybe it’s more like a tight hug right around their neck? Do you want to hang out with them at Starbucks? If you saw them stranded on the side of the road, would you stop to help?

Now, with the image of that person still clearly in mind, slowly read this quote:

“I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.” —Dorothy Day


I’m really trying to work on this. Are you willing to try too?

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