Live The Good Blog
“I believe the sharing of flowers brings joy and creates hope.” Dan Druffel, Druffel Gardens Dan Druffel knows that the gift of fresh-cut flowers sparks joy. A retired landscaper, Dan turned his attention to doing just this through his non-profit, Druffel Gardens.
I was seven years old and staring at the clock, willing the hands to move forward when they seemed to have stopped entirely. My grandparents had come to town and brought with them the practice of saying the rosary every night before bed. Their fingers lingered patiently on each bead as they recited one “Hail Mary” after another. My little fingers haphazardly danced around my rosary while I wished they would speed it up. Judging from the looks on the faces of my five older brothers and sisters, they seemed to agree.
Our group of 20 Live The Good volunteers arrived at the Healing Center in Springdale on a cold and windy January morning. Affiliated with Vineyard Church, the Healing Center provides services to help people meet their practical, social, emotional, spiritual, and financial needs.
A large box from West Bengal, India was on its way to my office. It appeared days before Christmas when a winter storm kept most of us at home. Somehow, the box kept moving forward.
Christmas gifts aren’t the only things being wrapped this time of year. Here at the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, we’re wrapping up another year of Live The Good, a program that continues to grow exponentially, thanks to you.
There was a reason Jesus sent the disciples out two by two. I think it was because doing anything of lasting value on our own is very hard, if not impossible.
On a recent Saturday morning, we were thrilled to host the largest Live The Good Opportunity to date. Volunteers gathered to support the efforts of 1N5, whose mission is to prevent suicide by erasing the stigma of mental illness and to promote optimal mental wellness.
Every day, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are grateful for our ever-growing community of volunteers who join us in making God’s goodness known.
Over the past two years, volunteers have participated in a wide variety of Live The...