Posts Tagged ‘Gratitude’

The Gift and Gratitude By Ryan Stillwater

There’s Power Between the Gift and Gratitude At my childhood birthday parties, my anxious fingers longed for that table of gifts. My mother, on the other hand, would usually be taking diligent notes: What was I given? Who was it from? And she always had a stack of blank thank-you cards ready for me when…

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Live Life Gratefully By Randy Hain

Learn to Live Life Gratefully “When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” —G.K. Chesterton Early Lessons At a very young age, my parents constantly urged me to always say thank you in response to any kindness or friendly words shared in my…

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Reset Your Rhythms By Gary G. Hoag

Seven Ways to Reset Your Rhythms in 2021   I want to invite you to join me in resetting your rhythms in 2021. Let me explain. God often gives diligent stewards bigger roles with greater responsibilities. Perhaps you can relate? And, I don’t know about you, but with COVID it seemed like everything multiplied exponentially.…

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Goodbye 2020 : With Thanksgiving and Gratitude By Dr. Zenet Maramara

Are you ready to end 2020 with thanksgiving and gratitude? How do we end the year 2020, with thankfulness and gratitude when it is filled with Covid 19 pandemic, chaos, confusion, global lockdown, and a halt on our normal way of life? God’s Sovereignty We are saddened and grieve with those who lost loved ones…

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Happy Thanksgiving to You!

Hear the Voices of Gratitude and Thanksgiving As we gathering in a spirit of thanksgiving, we discover over and over again in God’s Word that he, alone, is worthy of our praise. Our praise, adoration, and thanksgiving brings him delight and increases our intimacy with him. In our praises and adoration, he continues to transform…

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The Necessity of Thanks By Rich Haynie

Practice “Thanks” and “Commending” Others There is joy in giving thanks. In this calling of identifying God’s provision of resources for His Kingdom work, we workers accentuate the absolute necessity to “thank” our financial partners/supporters. However, too many of these generous stewards of God’s resources are not thanked even once, much less several times as might…

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The Joy of Giving Thanks

It’s a great joy to give and to give thanks!   We celebrate this season of giving and giving thanks. As leaders, it is important that we value others and express gratitude, often. Giving thanks is indeed a Biblical principle and current studies show that an attitude of gratitude fuels flourishing cultures. It is good to value…

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Gratitude by Jon Lewis

  Do you have an attitude of gratitude?   Sometimes it is challenging to find and keep an attitude of gratitude. Right after Christmas, my wife broke her leg in a skiing accident. Thanks to a novice snowboarder who ran into her on our first run down the mountain, my wife found herself with a…

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Gratitude Boosts Donor Retention By Jonathan Steck

Gratitude Boosts Donor Retention and Commitment With donor retention numbers dropping across our sector, I decided to reach out to a circle of my friends to learn their experiences about why they give. I asked each of them the same question, hoping their answers would help me understand why donors give financially and more importantly,…

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The Cycle of Contagious Generosity By Patrick Johnson

Applying the Cycle of Contagious Generosity Budget committees, fundraising goals, and donor campaigns are probably not the top three reasons you got into ministry. But they’re real, right? Because money issues often drive ministry decisions, we try to make sense of them with a linear paradigm of “x + y = z”. This annual giving…

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