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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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Day 14 #liftupforlent

Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.  Proverbs 12:25 This proverb can easily be misused to address real and complex problems with perky little bumper sticker messages. "When you're at the end of your rope, ...

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Day 13 #liftupforlent

Send a letter of gratitude and encouragement to a member of our military.  You may have a relative or friend (or even friend of a friend) who is currently deployed. If not, you can send a ...

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