How will you show your gratitude this Thanksgiving? I want to be intentional about expressing my gratitude to my family and friends.
My husband found this and shared it on Facebook – I thought it was definitely worthy of sharing with you! “Complaining and brain science. Confirmed by ancient wisdom of Christ’s apostles! Do all things without grumbling…that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish….Philippians 2:13” http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/13634470? How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity THE BLOG How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity 12/26/2016 05:31 pm ET | Updated 6 days ago Dr. Travis Bradberry Author of #1… M.HUFFPOST.COM
This morning as I start the day in prayer, my gaze is drawn to our Christmas tree so beautifully adorned with lights and ornaments. One particular ornament catches my eye, the one you see above. This one is made from volcanic ash. When I bought this ornament, my husband and I were in Seattle, WA visiting a group of Korean-Americans who wanted us to speak into the development of their church. I remembered how dazzled I was by the beauty of the area, how I understood why people from the Pacific Northwest always pine away for the beauty of this
There’s a lot of talk these days about “sustainability” particularly in regards to environmental issues. It occurs to me that there’s a similar dynamic in a person’s life – there are important conditions to cultivate in our lives which make them “sustainable”. Here’s one description for sustainability I found online: “Sustainability strives to balance our environmental, economic and social goals to produce more resilient systems that will endure into the future.” In other words, if we want to have a really good quality of life that endures for a long time, even down into the generations that come after us, we