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A Grateful Day

World Gratitude Day is September 21st this year. This short video below was launched in celebration of World Gratitude Day. It awakens us to the wonders of our world, reminds us of what truly matters, and... Read More

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Minute 4 Teams ~ Exploring Faith

Frances Herzer, Helena Ho, Charles Hou, Florence Humphries, Liz Bowyer & Michelle McMaster comprise the team. We are a new team that started in the fall of 2015 with the goals, for all interested individuals,... Read More

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Love, a ‘YES’ to Belonging

by Michelle M Reporting on the Gratefulness Small Group Study “Love one another deeply from the heart” 1 Peter 1:22  At our last gathering for the Gratefulness course, we talked about Love. Brother David says that... Read More

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Hope is Openness for Surprise

by Michelle M Reporting on the Gratefulness Small Group Study Last week I said the more we practice gratefulness, the more we are uplifted to live from our hearts, and so walk with courageous trust – faith -... Read More

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Faith is courageous trust

 ‘We walk by faith, not by sight.’ 2 Corinthians 5:7  by Michelle M.   reporting on the Gratefulness Small Group Study This week we took up the challenge to walk by faith and not by sight. We went walking,... Read More

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Prayerfulness, Prayer and Gratefulness

  by Michelle M. Immersion in moments of vitality can catch hold of us. We stop and pay attention to our surroundings, our responses, our interconnections. And we respond – with love, with joy, with gratefulness or... Read More

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Join Us - Gratefulness Study

Remember last month when our Exploring Faith team invited folks to gather with a group of friends to share what’s good about being alive?  Five weeks in and our group is hovering between 14 and 18 folks each week... Read More

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Surprise is the key to gratefulness

This week we considered the gift of surprise as key to gratefulness! Surprise is the key to gratefulness, says Br. David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the heart of prayer. What?! Consider: surprise is a sudden... Read More

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Resources On Gratefulness

Want to be Happy?  Be Grateful The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from... Read More

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Grateful Moments

Life is Gorgeous Shared by Michelle M. Studying gratefulness as an attitude to life recently has been eye opening. Also me-myself -&-I opening. It's about meditation, in a way. Learning to stop, become still for... Read More