Tag Archives: Gratitude

Why Do We Bless, or Dedicate, Quilts?

Posted on 28. Oct, 2014 by .

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In the LWR Quilters Group on Facebook – a place of 750 (and counting) dedicated Quilters and Kit-makers from across the US gather online – we’ve been having an interesting discussion. What’s the difference between a quilt “blessing” and a quilt “dedication?” And why do congregations do them before sending Quilts and Kits to LWR? […]

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A Thank You from the Field

Posted on 15. Dec, 2013 by .

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Over the past two weeks, I have been traveling around the Philippines with LWR’s staff based there. It’s been an amazing opportunity to see the immense expertise of our field staff, the way they approach their work with both compassion and professionalism. Please view the video below to see a little of what I have […]

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Why I’m Thankful for Key Leaders

Posted on 26. Nov, 2013 by .

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Although retail stores are trying to tell me it’s Christmas time, when I think of November, I still think of Thanksgiving. With “turkey day” just two days away, this is a good time to reflect on gratitude — for us especially, because gratitude is one of our organizational values. And for me there is no […]

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Thank You! [Video]

Posted on 18. Dec, 2012 by .

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Updated to include YouTube video For providing long-lasting solutions to growing food, we thank you. For providing access to water, we thank you. For putting your faith into action, we thank you. For responding to emergencies and fighting malaria, we thank you. For helping women, children and families become more resilient, we thank you. THANK […]

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Why I’m Grateful for Dependence

Posted on 21. Nov, 2012 by .

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by Daniel Lee, LWR’s Vice President for External Relations “What I fear most is despair for the world and us: forever less of beauty, silence, open air, gratitude, unbidden happiness, affection, unegotistical desire.” – Wendell Berry, Given: Poems, Sabbath 1998, IX Is “dependence” a dirty word? I’ve met quite a few people who seem to […]

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Why I’m Grateful for My Vocation

Posted on 20. Nov, 2012 by .

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by Oumou Dicko, LWR’s President’s Office Assistant “The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” – Frederick Buechner I always have been the kind of person who is unusually disturbed by the suffering of the others. I, myself, have passed through much physical and emotional suffering, […]

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Why I’m Grateful for God’s Guidance in my Work

Posted on 19. Nov, 2012 by .

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by Roderick Valones, LWR’s Program Manager in the Philippines “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in […]

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