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A Wonderful Life

Simple Sunday Sermons:  A Wonderful Life
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Practice Gratitude

Practice Gratitude (by Steve Garnaas-Holmes) Gratitude, the yoga of the gods, may sometimes take a little practice. Eachday, select one thing to be grateful for: a cup of water, a wispof green, sun on stone, a friend’s memory, gravity, so… Continue Reading →

Poor or Rich?

Poor or Rich? One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to a farm with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and… Continue Reading →

Kind and Generous

Kind and Generous. I love this song by Natalie Merchant.  It’s simple and to the point.  And it’s one of the best “worship” songs of gratitude I’ve heard.  Yes, I’m sure it was written thinking about our human relationships.  And… Continue Reading →

If we only prayed this one prayer it would be enough.

Simple Sunday Sermons:  If we only prayed this one prayer it would be enough.
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The Fisherman and Businessman

The Fisherman and Businessman. A vacationing American businessman standing on the pier of a quaint coastal fishing village in southern Mexico watched as a small boat with just one young Mexican fisherman pulled into the dock. Inside the small boat… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Meditation – Practice in Savoring Your Life

Chocolate Meditation Perhaps you have some chocolate laying around today, the day after Valentines day.  Enjoy it!  Perhaps you’ll want to add to the enjoyment and appreciation of it with this mindfulness meditation that teaches us the importance of savoring the… Continue Reading →

Shoveling Snow With Buddha

Shoveling Snow With Buddha (by Billy Collins) In the usual iconography of the temple or the local Wok you would never see him doing such a thing, tossing the dry snow over a mountain of his bare, round shoulder, his… Continue Reading →

Life is a Feast

“Feast on your life.” – DEREK WALCOTT

The Only Prayer to Pray

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” – MEISTER ECKHART

A “Good Day” with Brother David Steindl-Rast

A Good Day - with Brother David Steindl-Rast Isn't one of the secrets of life - to be grateful? So simple and yet so powerful. A Harvard psychologist conducted studies that demonstrated being ...

Give Thanks – Like You’re Crazy

Simple Sunday Sermons - Give Thanks - Like You're Crazy! (1 Thess. 5:16-18. Part 3) Facebook Live Video

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