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December 2009 Archives

Pepsi Giving Away Up to $1.3 Million a Month to Folks Like You Who Want to Do Good In 2010

posted by Joan Ball

Have you ever thought you might get a great project off the ground in your community — “if you only had the money?” Well the Pepsi Refresh Project is giving away millions of dollars in grants in 2010 to individuals, […]

Managing Christmas Expectations: The Line Between Merry and Bah-Humbug

posted by Joan Ball

What makes for a Merry Christmas?  Receiving the perfect gift?  Setting an HGTV-ready table?  Parents doing just the right things with/for their kids?  Kids expressing just the right amount of gratitude to their parents?  What makes for a Bah-humbug Christmas? […]

Random Acts of Kindness Make Great Christmas Gifts…

posted by Joan Ball

Just found myself on the receiving end of a random act of kindness.  A big one.  A meaningful one.  An unexpected act of grace that will free me up and allow me to get some much needed rest.  Forget the […]

On the 10th Day of Community: Anne Jackson

posted by Joan Ball

I don’t pretend to know Anne Jackson. Sure, I know she is a writer and a speaker and that she has worked in churches. I know that she has a relatively popular blog called Flowerdust.net, a published book called Mad […]

Previous Posts

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Hold Up in the 21st Century
This was originally posted last year, but it's on my mind again today... Reading a "secular" textbook this morning about the roots of Americans' tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: "Calvin's doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in wor

posted 2:48:59pm Feb. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Hold Up in the 21st Century?
This was originally posted last year, but it's on my mind again today... Reading a "secular" textbook this morning about the roots of Americans' tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: "Calvin's doctrine of predestination led his followers [to view] success in wor

posted 12:57:29pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Holy Saturday: Thoughts on Sacrifice
Woke this morning thinking about sacrifice and how infrequently most of us, myself included, actually sacrifice anything of true value to ourselves for God and others. Sure we give money to our favorite charities. But when is the last time we actually parted with money that would have gone to paying

posted 9:50:42am Apr. 23, 2011 | read full post »

Maundy Thursday: Inspirational Holy Week Stories for an Extraordinary Season...
Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers thought-provoking daily reflections and inspirational Easter season

posted 9:51:07am Apr. 21, 2011 | read full post »

An Ordinary Holy Week Primer for an Extraordinary Season...
Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers thought-provoking daily reflections on Palm Sunday, Fig Monday, Grea

posted 12:27:39am Apr. 19, 2011 | read full post »


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