For some, this season is filled with unmitigated joy. For others this is the hardest time of the year. Reminding them of the greatest losses, and most heartfelt pain of their lives. Lost spouses and children. Divorces and children with an ex instead of with you. Broken finances which can’t provide all the presents desired.
Christmas is speeding toward us. Suddenly the focus is on the long list of things that we need to do. It’s on baking and wrapping and trying to find a bargain. It’s trying to be in five places at once. This year I had an idea.
The women walk in from the cold to swap hugs and share hellos. We place Christmas treats on the counters and presents under the tree. Before we officially begin the evening, we pause to pray. And my beautiful friend Kelli includes these words, "God, please receive the joyful praises of our laughter.
Hi, this is KLRC General Manager Sean Sawatzky. If you have just discovered the Holiday Difference, we want you to know that it's an honor to share the Christmas season with you! We hope you'll make yourself at home, and enjoy our unique blend of Christmas favorites.
The other day, our CEO Chuck Hyde challenged me when he stated, "Busyness with a 'y' is very different than "business" with an 'I. '" He asked our team: "Are you busy, or are you doing our business?" I immediately thought of the familiar story in Luke 10 of Mary and Martha. Jesus visits Martha's house.
Thanksgiving is unique among holidays. It is not a religious holiday in quite the same sense as Easter and Christmas. But we render the day meaningless if we fail to give thanks to God for all our blessings. Neither is the day like Independence Day in marking the founding of our nation.
My girls once accused me of being the worst when it came to accepting a compliment. They'd say something like, "Mom, you look pretty today. " I'd say, "I'm really having a bad hair day. " Some might say that I was just being humble. But I wasn’t.
You don’t have to search very hard to realize that delegation is not only a skill, but it is a quality identified with most great leaders. Perhaps it’s because at the root of delegation is trust. In passing off a task, a project, or a vision you’re demonstrating that you trust others to take appropriate actions.
"How's grandma doing?" I ask over the phone. It's been a few months since her fall, and it's been a slow road to recovery. She was grateful to be able to stay with my parents for a few weeks, but she was ready to be back in her familiar space.
The KLRC Fall Fundraiser is now in the record books and our hearts are full of gratitude. In the past few days, you've responded in an incredible way and we are so very thankful!.