Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

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#ThanksgivingTag: Show a friend you’re thankful

Posted on 20. Nov, 2014 by .

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One of LWR’s core values is gratitude. It marks the way we relate to one another and to all creation. As Thanksgiving approaches, we want to show that gratitude through a game: Thanksgiving Tag. How to play Thanksgiving Tag The rules are incredibly simple. Share the image above, tag a person you’re thankful for, and […]

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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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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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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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Why I’m Grateful for the Community of Faith

Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by .

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If you’re anything like me, there are times when you look up and realize you haven’t thanked God in a while (usually when things seem to be going either really well, or really poorly, in my case). That’s one reason I love the LWR value of gratitude — what a great reminder! In the face […]

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Why I’m Grateful for a Great Team

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by .

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I remember as a kid, overhearing my dad, a small business owner, quoting the oft-repeated maxim that the key to management was to “hire smart people, then get out of their way.” At the time, I didn’t really understand what that meant, but by the time years later when I reached a point in my […]

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Why I’m Grateful for Community

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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I had the joy of attending my brother’s wedding just a few weeks back. Surrounded by family, old friends and communities that have all played an important part in my life and my faith journey reminded me of the importance of gratitude as a practice of Christian discipleship. Gratitude for the ways that God has […]

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Why I’m Grateful for Those who Support our Work

Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by .

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by Heather McGinness, LWR’s Associate Director for Philanthropic Engagement The words “thank you” often seem woefully inadequate to express the powerful — even overwhelming — feeling of gratitude. I have the blessing of being part of Lutheran World Relief’s Philanthropic Engagement team. I am humbled and inspired on a daily basis, both by the life-changing […]

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Why I’m Grateful for our Field Staff

Posted on 12. Nov, 2012 by .

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by Loretta Ishida, LWR’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa Whenever I am asked to talk about my work, I think people expect me to tell stories about people in a distant country and how their lives are being changed by Lutheran World Relief’s work. But I don’t interact with community members very often in […]

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