First, we just want to thank all the parishes that have been with us through the years. To think, Parish Giving has been successful for eleven years now. We started as a way for parishioners to pay their weekly offering online and has become much more than that. This blog is for those of you who have been with us for much of the way. We thought we’d share what we offer now as opposed to the very beginning!
Preface: It appears many people enjoyed our Living Life to the Fullest blog last week. So much so that we all decided it needed a part 2 because everyone had a suggestion as to what living life to the fullest meant to them. So here we go, the second part of Living Life to the Fullest! Enjoy!
We all see service as a way to help those around you. It also allows us to feel positive about how we are living our lives. Today’s blog is all about serving others and how it helps you live a fuller life. Just writing the beginning of the blog is giving me positive thoughts and vibes that I just know it is going to be great!
Preface: On a recent trip abroad, a surprising yet everyday occurring event happened on the airplane. It was one of those things that makes you reevaluate your life. I wondered if I was living my life to the fullest. Was I taking enough chances or playing the game of life too safe? Either way I knew I had to change because everyday is a blessing that should be taken full advantage of.
Waking up each day, what is the first thing you do? Probably make sure everyone in the house is up and ready for work and school. Now that summer vacation is over, we must get back to the daily grind. Wake up, make sure the kids are all set, make lunch, do the school drop off, go to work, pick the kids up, make dinner, do homework and repeat the same scenario the next couple of days. Although having a routine is great, sometimes you need to switch things up a bit. Here are a few different ways that you can live your life to the fullest without having to sacrifice your responsibilities.
Derry Girls is anything but a one hit wonder. The first season is an original piece of art that can be compared to a masterpiece. Season two has not only lived up to the hype, but has surpassed many expectations. The quick-whit and escapades continue to make us laugh and wish there were more than six episodes in each season. Let’s see what trouble the girls and the wee English fella get into this season!
Background – The 1990s was a tumultuous time in Northern Ireland. The Troubles have been going on for nearly 40 years and it just became a part of daily life. Riots, bombings, and car fires were seen on the daily news. You knew to stay in your neighborhood where it was safe. Despite all of this, teens are the same all around the world. So long as you have your clique, you can get through anything.
As you can remember, we left off our last blog discussing our online forms. They were our ticket item to create more of a buzz when it came to communicating with our parishes. No longer were we just a weekly offering site; we are now something more meaningful.
Can you believe it’s been a year and a half since we started this blog, and we have yet to write about how it all began? The question why was Parish Giving created is much more than a one word answer – it’s a story that should be shared with our followers and users. This is how it all started.
As we mentioned in last week’s blog, it’s never too early to plan for fall. Our teachers are gearing up for a new school year, and so should our parishes. We want to make sure that you are utilizing Parish Giving to benefit you the most! Keep reading to find out how!
Believe it or not, television commercials are dedicated to back to school! Teachers are gearing up for their classrooms with seasonal decorations, motivational pictures and plenty of ideas on how to make this school year better than the last. Are you doing the same thing with your Fall plans? Remember, it all starts now!