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 […]

Be kind, please rewind.

by Elisabeth Willard
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When I was a kid, I remember seeing this little slogan on the VHS rental tapes we would get from the video store: “Be kind, please rewind.” It was as if rewinding the VHS tape before you returned it was going the extra mile… when really I’m pretty sure we all knew it was simply […]

Quickly + Completely

by Stacey Welch
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“So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear […]