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Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by Nikki Massie.
Growing up, my brother and I were always cognizant of one very important rule in communicating with our mother. I’d even go so far as to say it was a survival strategy. Never, ever, ever argue with each other before mom has had her coffee! As a child I didn’t understand that, but as an […]
Posted on 27. Nov, 2013 by Nikki Massie.
It may not look like it, but this little plant is a good lesson about stewardship. My colleague, Christie Getman, gave it to me. We’d had a conversation quite some time ago about how I seem to kill anything green that comes under my custody. She remembered the conversation and saved me a clipping from […]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2013 by Nikki Massie.
I have a confession to make. I’m a bit overwhelmed by social media. I have a Facebook account, a Twitter handle. I belong to LinkedIn, Klout and Pinterest. And keeping up with those accounts (even with their connectivity features) is quite taxing. But even still, I love Instagram. I originally joined to check out the […]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2013 by Nikki Massie.
I’ve been the staff writer here at LWR for five and a half years. But it didn’t take me that long to see that my colleagues really do live out a lot of the organizational values and culture. Take our commitment to monitoring and evaluation, for example. At one point, one of LWR’s coffee machines […]
Posted on 05. Sep, 2013 by Nikki Massie.
By now, we’ve all heard about the crisis in Syria. It’s been dominating the news. In the past few days we’ve heard a lot about the political implications of interventions into the civil war that is now in its third year. But beneath the debates, beneath the possible scenarios and their possible consequences, there are […]
Posted on 25. Jan, 2013 by Nikki Massie.
In the latest edition of LWR eNews, we wrote about a quilting day at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, NH. It’s a great story about how the quilting group from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC) brought a group of college students together for service. To rally a campus community around making quilts is inspiring enough. But […]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2012 by Nikki Massie.
Like an increasing number of women in the United States, I am a single, working mother. For me, this also means I’m perpetually strapped for time, often short on patience and sleep and always short on time and resources. But one thing that is never in short supply for me is words. Ever since I […]