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Resolution: Be Grateful

January 8, 2018

By Danny Maier   This January, the DBD Team is making resolutions to help us be better. Today Danny encourages all of us to try a new way to keep our resolutions – by being grateful.  In this New Year, if you want to be successful in achieving your resolutions, don’t rely upon will power. […]

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Gratitude with Every Step

December 3, 2015

Regardless of your feelings about the Duke Basketball team, no one can deny the leadership qualities displayed by Coach Mike Krzyzewski to bring out the best in young men year after year in the arena of Division 1 college basketball. In a recent interview in Success magazine by Don Yaeger, Coach K shared a few […]

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Every Day Can Be Thanksgiving

December 1, 2015

By Journey Johnson The Thanksgiving holiday is a time of family, friends, food and football… and a chance to reflect and give thanks for the blessings in life. My Thanksgiving weekend highlight was visiting my parents. My mom is dependent on a walker after breaking her hip a little over a year ago, making it […]

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Expressions of Gratitude

February 18, 2014

By Mike Bussey I was stunned by the phone call. It was from a board member of a camp that Marcia and I have supported for several years, and it came just a few days after we had made an online, year-end contribution. We had already received an online confirmation of our gift, as well […]

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Resolutions: Gratitude

January 23, 2014

By Charley Shirley I generally hate to make New Year’s resolutions. No sooner have I made one than I find myself falling short. But I decided I could make one resolution this year… and… I may make it each year for the rest of my life. I resolve to be more grateful. While I was […]

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Resolutions: Changing Thinking, Changing Behaviors

January 13, 2014

By Peggy Vinson I’ve never really shared my resolutions or talked with others about theirs. It always seemed a private thing to me. At the end of each year, I like to think about what I could have done better and what that means to how I will live in the coming year. That being […]

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Practicing Gratitude

November 22, 2013

By Stephanie Dudek Recently the pastor at my church chose a surprising topic for her sermon on a day that held many other possibilities. It was time of world crises, our national government shutdown and a lot of worry and dissension that were fostering a sense of unease and hopelessness. After briefly talking about these […]

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MVPs

July 10, 2012

By Bruce Berglund My travel schedule allowed me to spend last night in Kansas City, MO. Kansas City is proudly hosting the 83rd annual All Star Game and tonight is the big game. The hotels are full and Kansas City is offering up its famous hospitality with a side of BBQ. Kauffman Field is just […]

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Your Mother Was Right

December 1, 2011

By Lora Dow Tell me if this sounds familiar… Mom:  Did you write out that thank you note to your grandparents? 12-year-old Me:  I told them thank you when they gave me the present! Mom:  Still, you should send them a thank you note. 12-year-old Me, sulkily:  Why? Mom:  Because it’s a little gift you […]

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I “get” it.

July 27, 2011

By Jon Simons I began that particular day as I often do most any day… by writing out my to do list.  Between work, home and an upcoming vacation, I had plenty of things “to do.”  It just so happened that one of the standing items on my list was to try and read something […]

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A Personal Thanks Tops Them All

November 12, 2010

by Michele Goodrich I don’t know about you, but I have spent countless hours trying to come up with a unique new way to thank donors and volunteers.   Hoping for inspiration, I have leafed through dozens of award catalogues and scoured the internet for something remarkably memorable and meaningful.  As a result, over the years […]

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