Gratitude for any Season

Gratitude for any Season

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We often focus on gratitude during a holiday or special occasion, and doing so can fill that time with a special sense of purpose by stimulating feelings of joy and good will. But if gratitude is so good at those times, why shouldn’t every other day also be an opportunity to take a step back and become more aware of what we are grateful for?Continue Reading

Looking for Harmony? Exude the Perfume of Gratitude

Looking for Harmony? Exude the Perfume of Gratitude

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by Don Ingwerson

Have you ever noticed how so much of the fabric of society is underpinned by the Golden Rule? The ability to respectfully be aware of others and act on this awareness creates the possibility of peace instead of a wholly selfish society where everyone is only looking out for themselves.Continue Reading

Are There Health Benefits to Not Looking Back?

Are There Health Benefits to Not Looking Back?

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A guest post written by Nancy Piersall from Hesperia, California

Looking back with regret or longing for something that has ended or is gone? Looking ahead with uncertainty, doubt, or gloom? Feeling “stuck” in the present and not able to move on? How do you learn from the past without immersing yourself in it?Continue Reading

What if We Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas?

What if We Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas?

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A guest post written by Donna Clifton from Whittier, California.

“Christmas is all about getting exactly what you want!”

Believe it or not, those were the actual words in a radio advertisement I heard, and they dismayed me. Although the normal mantra is that Christmas is about giving, not getting, this sentiment is belied by the questions we often hear right after Christmas: “What did you get?” “Was Santa good to you this year?”Continue Reading

Listen to an Important Thanksgiving Message on Gratitude

Listen to an Important Thanksgiving Message on Gratitude

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by Don Ingwerson

Thanksgiving comes just once a year – and there have been many blogs and articles lately on the importance of gratitude for societal and personal health. But it’s important to look for opportunities to give thanks to God throughout the year. So I’m sharing an audio of Julie Ward showing how important it is to be grateful to God and recognizing God as the source of all good.Continue Reading

What Heals a Broken Heart?

What Heals a Broken Heart?

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by Don Ingwerson

“Me heart broken,” my 3-year-old grandson said with tears in his eyes as he hugged his mother. This after he had gotten a little too rough in playing and had accidentally hurt her. Her physical hurt immediately drew a reaction from him – a reaction of sympathy, sorrow, and seeking forgiveness.Continue Reading