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3 Tips to Observing Ash Wednesday and Lent for the First Time

Meredith Mahon Morris March 1, 2017

Lent, a traditional period of fasting and reflection begins with Ash Wednesday, a day when ashes were placed on the heads of participants to signify penance. Traditionally, it begins a season that Christians across the globe and denominations seek God. Sadly, many people know more about Fat Tuesday than they do about Ash Wednesday. We’re… Continue Reading »

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A Different Kind of February: Be the Gift

Meredith Mahon Morris February 16, 2017

February, the month of love. The shortest month of the year gets mixed reviews from most. Some love all of the romance and the opportunity to express affection, while many simply view February 14th as a holiday made up by Hallmark to give us another reason to buy greeting cards and chocolate hearts. Whether or… Continue Reading »

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Can I Have a Do-Over? Redeeming Your Regrets from 2016

Meredith Mahon Morris January 11, 2017

As 2016 wraps up, it’s hard not to glance back over my shoulder at the year without carrying regrets into the new. While I can certainly count some victories won over the past 12 months, there have been many losses as well. Some of these are friends and loved ones who are no longer with… Continue Reading »

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Looking Ahead: What Do You Want December 2017 to Look Like?

Meredith Mahon Morris December 28, 2016

December is a time for reflecting on the past 11 months and taking an account. When you look back at your calendar for 2016 what do you find? Can you measure what you have accomplished and which of your goals you met? Are you satisfied with your progress in certain areas of your life or… Continue Reading »

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Christmas Gift Ideas for your Volunteers

Jennifer Byrd December 22, 2016

Christmas is a great opportunity to let your volunteers know how much you appreciate them.  Giving a special gift to show your thanks doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does need to be thoughtful. Check out these helpful tips to successful gift giving for your volunteers this Christmas! 3 rules to live by: Get… Continue Reading »

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December’s Ups and Downs

Meredith Mahon Morris December 12, 2016

The holiday season is the best and worst time of year. Many love it. They see family, buy gifts, and enjoy special traditions, meals and moments, but many dread it. The season reminds them of broken relationships, family strife, missed opportunities, and financial stress. Just after Thanksgiving, the daughter of a good friend of mine… Continue Reading »

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Opening Wide the Window of Gratitude

Meredith Mahon Morris November 24, 2016

Recently, I heard a preacher teach how most of us face unwanted circumstances with either Fear or Faith. I’ve walked through a number of hard things lately – unwanted news, sick loved ones, painful relationships – and my knee-jerk reaction is usually fear. I want to respond with faith, but how do I get there? In those… Continue Reading »

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