Somewhere something incredible is waiting to happen

Somewhere something incredible is waiting to happen

The first three days of this week were filled with bright sunshine and flowers and a softness in the air.  It is as though all of nature is excited to be around and blooming.  It is a time when, seeing all the flowers, you recognize and begin to appreciate all that...
Surviving Under Pressure

Surviving Under Pressure

The past four weeks have been stressful because I was under a lot of pressure to get our new website  up and running.  Somehow or other I managed and now I feel rather happy with myself.  I am fortunately or unfortunately one of those people who do well under...
Thought for the day

Thought for the day

How we live each day is so dependent on how we feel about ourselves.  We are made in the image and likeness of God.  God has made us GOOD.  And the unconditional love and mercy of God showers us each day with gifts.  Despite that we are often unable to see or believe...

Part 4: Some Research on Gratitude and Why We Should Care

Happiness doesn’t create gratitude, gratitude creates happiness The following video is a TED Talk given by Shawn Achor, a motivational speaker who teaches us that education, money, job security, etc. aren’t what create happiness. He believes that 1)...

Part 3: Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough

I open this morning with a story that sets the tone for our third lesson. Although it doesn’t speak directly to the reality that “gratitude turns what we have into enough”, it lets us know that when things seem at their darkest and we feel empty...