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Posts Tagged ‘gratitude’



A Prayer on Good Friday

Your love, O God, embraces all creation, from the tree of the cross. You have broken open the barriers of sin and selfishness that separate us from one another and from you. Remain with us and work through us that others may come to see that love in us that they saw and loved in ...
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Gratitude, Awakening to New Wonder and Praise of God’s Goodness

Thanksgiving Day is my favorite holiday. It is less stressful than Christmas, and its focus on gratitude for faith, family, and country instead of gift-giving is an opportunity to reflect on and delight in the blessings of life and the giver of all good gifts. The familiar smells and food ...
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Summer Joy

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22   I spent a few wonderful days this summer at the pool and beach with my niece Lindsey and my grandniece Carolina. Carolina, still fresh from God, is 19 months old and has a contagious ...
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The Transformative Power of Gratitude

During this Year of Faith, we will blog reflections and stories to accompany you on your faith journey.   “Give thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.” - Ephesians 5:20   The rule of St. Benedict prescribes that the doorkeeper shall say ...
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Midsummer Gratitude / Gratitudes de medio verano

When I was in the third grade my friend Melinda, who attended a Christian community church, told me her minister was away for the summer and they did not have to go to Sunday services. I thought this was a great idea. When my Mom woke me up on the ...
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Hope and Promise

I was listening to a press conference the other day, and a prominent politician spoke to the notion that we in America have lost our sense of hope. He was primarily referring to the economic state of our nation with the lack of jobs, the state of politics in our ...
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