Day 20 #liftupforlent

Whoever coined the phrase, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," should be severely sanctioned. I mean, I'm sure they are long gone from this life, but still. Words can ...

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Day 19 #liftupforlent

A year or so ago, some of my parents' friends fulfilled a lifelong dream, they took a three-month cruise around the world. They had planned and saved for years. When they made the reservations, they ...

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Day 18 #liftupforlent

The other day, I was at the grocery store and an elderly man in front of me was using a SNAP card--what we used to call food stamps. He had gone over his limit, and ...

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Day 17 #liftupforlent

Make a plan to celebrate someone. It doesn't have to be a big surprise party, just something that honors and observes someone else's victory or accomplishment. Take a friend out for coffee to congratulate her on that new ...

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Day 16 #liftupforlent

Instead of saying, "let me know how I can help," let someone know exactly how you will help. Many people* are not going to pull the trigger on just "letting you know," but if you ...

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Day 15 #liftupforlent

I am no Greek scholar (ask anyone), but I did take a year of Greek in seminary (because it was required for ordination), and I managed to retain a nugget or two of information that ...

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