Category Archives: gratefulness

Storms

Subtropical Storm Alberto, May 26, 2018 An actual picture. Storm Ending BY JEAN TOOMER           Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads,           Great, hollow, bell-like flowers,           Rumbling in … Continue reading

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A Blessing for Nurses

When preparing for a Nurse’s Week Service I searched for an image I could use in a blessing. When I found out it would be outside, I thought of a tree: Rooted and strong, upright but flexible, reaching out, but firmly … Continue reading

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Spirituality – What is it? My continued search.

What is your understanding of spirituality? This is a fundamental question for someone in chaplaincy, don’t you think? But I find I can’t easily answer it. One image comes to mind is from the movie Major League, where a baseball … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

WORD FOR THE DAY The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves. BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST VISIT GRATEFULNESS.ORG

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In the Eye of the Storm

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The grass isn’t always greener

I received a wonderful quote the other day: WORD FOR THE DAY The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass … Continue reading

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Finding Our Spiritual Path

To find a spiritual path it is not necessary to give up our job, leave our family, change our religion, or travel to India or Tibet. We start wherever we are, not running away but right in the middle of everything. You might … Continue reading

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How to be Happy

WORD FOR THE DAY Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy. BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST Gratefulness.org

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Traces of Hope – as we approach Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary

How do I process my grief? Does suffering have any meaning? Do we live in a random chaotic universe? Is it time to re-evaluate my understanding of “God”? This book is for anyone who has suffered a loss – of … Continue reading

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Being grateful for dull days

In New Orleans we are painfully aware of the potential disasters that the weather can bring. Last Sunday we were under a flood watch and parts of the state were under a tornado watch. On days like Sunday I pay … Continue reading

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