Women of the ELCA Blog

People appreciate a ‘Thank you’ »

“…If you have any word of encouragement for the people, say it.” Acts 13:15 (ESV)

How do you show your appreciation in the workplace?

Each year our company asks us to fill out an “Employee Engagement Survey.” One of the areas where we scored the lowest recently was appreciation.

As a supervisor, I try to write personal notes or electronic

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Tell the truth »

These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgements that are true and make for peace… (Zechariah 8:16)

Today is Tell the Truth Day.

Do you remember the movie “Liar, Liar”?  In that movie Jim Carrey plays Fletcher Reed, a divorced attorney who is

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Volunteers deserve their own day »

May the Lord reward you for your deeds, and may you have a full reward from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge! (Ruth 2:12)

Saturday, March 26, is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. Here’s one I feel deserves national recognition: Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation Day.

I know

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Whatever you do, don’t give up »

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.  (Philippians 4:13)

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  I’m sure you’ve heard that line before.  Well, today is the Great American Smokeout, and it’s your opportunity to try it again—to quit one last time.  Take it from me, a

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