Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

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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