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Case of the Mondays

I never start my week on Monday. My week always starts on Sunday. Think about it with me… On a traditional wall-mounted calendar (you know, the ones with the pretty landscape image on top and the calendar view on the bottom?) Sunday is the first day of the week. So, if Sunday is the first…

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#FiveforFriday Continues

Take some time for yourself today. Immerse yourself in one of these images, spend time in prayer, escape from the demands on your desk. Let us rejuvenate each other in our vocations and our ministries in which we serve. Please share and use these graphics with your ministry teams, staff, or friends.    

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#FiveforFriday Series Launch!

Let’t be honest, working for the Church isn’t always easy. Rather you are a Church volunteer, work for a Diocese, are lay or vowed, or work for a religious organization, sometimes our jobs can be draining. With Lent and the flurry of spring activities knocking on our door, it is easy to get overwhelmed, swamped, in…

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Pope Tweet Think

I am starting a new blog trend…taking a quote from the Pope’s twitter page, reflecting on it, and expressing some additional insight. I hope you will continue to reflect with me and offer some insight as well- all via social media! Follow me at @DBDKatie for more insight, blogs, resources, and more!  Today, I am…

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Getting a little pickier about email…

So, I recently cleared out my personal email. Not just “cleared” meaning I went thru all my emails, responded and filed away, but “cleared” meaning I started to unsubscribe from lists that I didn’t find relevant anymore. On my personal email, I was receiving upwards of 800+ emails daily. That’s just TOO many to filter…

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One Day FREE from Fees?

I am a fan of crowdfunding days. Days where we can all see what charities our friends are supporting, why they are supporting them, and be able to join them in their effort. I know crowdfunding and these national days of giving are not traditional fundraising, by any stretch of the imagination, however what an…

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Are we spending too much time on Giving Tuesday?

I have been answering a lot of questions on Giving Tuesday recently. Should we send something out before the day-of? How often should we post on Giving Tuesday? Should we create pages on our website for it? Even more questions were answered over the last few weeks. So I wonder, are we spending too much…

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#FFF Tackling the Wish List

It’s almost Halloween and I have no costume. I am not a huge Halloween fan anyway. I am one of those warm, cozy, egg-nog, non-frightening types. Anyway, while my daughter has about 3 costumes in rotation this month, I have none. Not even a good option. I find every October at the beginning of the…

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Dear Conference,

Just this past week, Anthony and I attended the ICSC Conference in Chicago. We had a great time exhibiting, but overheard some interesting conversations taking place. I am not sure if these individuals knew we were listening, but the common thread of conversations thru the exhibit hall was, “These are great presentations with great ideas…

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