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Lemonade : Gratitude

Monday, August 4, 2014

The response to our little New Zealand lemonade stand has been pretty overwhelming. In less than forty eight hours we have raised nine hundred and forty eight dollars (this number is subject to change). We are grateful. Life is rich.

One of my favorite quotes is by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. If you aren't familiar with his life (and death) - you might consider reading THIS book. I haven't quite finished... it was entirely too heavy to make the luggage cut on our New Zealand move. The weight of the book is a good indication of the depth of Bonhoeffer's character. But you don't have to read 592 pages to know that Dietrich Bonhoeffer was an extraordinary person (I love YouTube).

Bonhoeffer is most well know for his staunch resistance to the Nazi dictatorship... and subsequent execution. But during his life, he had some powerful things to say on many topics - including gratitude.

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." You can take that truth to the bank! Thanks Bonhoeffer.

If you made a DONATION you will be receiving one of these handcrafted beauties. But it might take a while... our stewardship team has it's work cut out for them. Thanks for your support!

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