Archive of ‘Intentional living’ category

The gift of honor

by Kari Staaland
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A while ago, Pastor Jeremy DeWeerdt spoke a message and mentioned a greeting the people of Tibet use… “Tashi Delay” which means “I honor the greatness in you.” What a beautiful way to say hello! I enjoy complimenting those I love when I see greatness in them. What a difference we could make if we […]

The sound of compassion

by Elisabeth Willard
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Have you ever paused to ask, “What does compassion sound like?” Surely it must be more than a simple, “Oh, I’m sorry about that.” I began to look at all of the synonyms to compassion , and they were just beautiful… Sympathy (feelings of sorrow for someone else’s misfortune) Empathy (the ability to share the […]

Thank you.

by Kari Staaland
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When I was young, my mom made me write “thank you” notes for every birthday gift and Christmas gift I received.  She would say, “It really is such a small act to do, considering your grandma thought of you, went shopping and spent money on you, and sent you a gift.”  (Now, I am teaching […]

Hope for all

by Original Staff
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Families Violence Politics Fear Neighborhoods Churches Businesses Loneliness Countries Cities Broken hearts Hopelessness Our world So much to pray for. Your social media feeds are full of the crazy times we are living in, and it’s definitely a wild ride! There’s so much screaming for your attention, whether it be the noise of the world […]