What If No One Thanks You?

mlab Engaging Culture, Missions

Thank you – it’s only two words, two syllables, eight letters, but it’s a powerful phrase. I remember writing an endless stream of thank you notes after holidays and graduations, my fingers cramping a few notes in, and my hand covered in smeared ink (the struggle of being left-handed is very, very real). My mother sent me to enough etiquette classes to know that it was the right thing to do, though. Showing gratitude is important. It affirms people, builds them up, and lets them know that what they’ve done – and even more so, who they are – is important to you. Sometimes, especially in ministry, we don’t get to hear the thanks we think we deserve, though. We …

Giving Thanks

mlab Behind The Scenes, Staff

You’ve noticed the calendar changing. You’ve realized the grocery stores are getting more and more crowded. You’ve seen the Facebook posts from everyone all through the month of November. It can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving is almost here! We take Thanksgiving pretty seriously around the MissionLab office (aka don’t even THINK about playing Christmas music in there until Turkey Day has passed), and we wanted to share with you just what we’re thankful for as 2013 comes to a close. Bob: This has been an eventful year for the Jackson family. I am thankful for God’s provision in the lives of my children. Ginny is graduating in December and will be looking at several new job prospects next year. …