Moment By Moment

It was a quiet house this past weekend and on Saturday evening, my daughter, Erin came up so we could watch a movie together. It was a real tearjerker with an outcome we didn’t immediately anticipate. At the end we were both sobbing; a moment shared as we looked at reality through a different lens. […]

Labor Day

Today is Labor Day. This holiday was born out of a desire to celebrate the American labor movement, to honor the economic and social achievements of the worker, and to pay tribute to those whose contributions have helped to make our country prosperous and strong. The Knights of Labor and the Central Labor Union organized the […]

Gratitude—Intentional Living

My friend, Karen, is a gratitude expert. Even after the sudden death of her beloved husband, she kept on thanking God—not only for the love she was lifted up by, but also for all kinds of gifts that most of us would call “little things”. Karen does volunteer work, running a resource center for the […]

Thankful/Full of Thanks

Thankful: conscious of benefit received; pleased or grateful; glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists; relieved; aware and appreciative of a benefit благодарно, reconnaissant, אסיר תודה, grato, 감사한, riconoscente, agradecido,  感謝している, dankbaar, ευγνώμων, 感激 Depending on where you live “thankful” is not only expressed differently, it’s felt differently. Many of us have the privilege of being thankful for people who love us, […]