Happy Monday!

For this Christmas season, I am going to post happy Christmas stories from a variety of sources.  Today's stories come from Buzzfeed at http://www.buzzfeed.com/colinheasley/heartwarming-christmas-stories The Laundromat All throughout my childhood there was a homeless man who slept in our local laundromat. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas my mom would cook a big spread and we would …

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Advent: The Appearing

“The Lord is coming, always coming. When you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you will recognize him at any moment of your life. Life is Advent; life is recognizing the coming of the Lord.”  _ Heri Nouwen The season of Advent celebrations has begun.  The term, “Advent,” means “coming” or “appearing.”  We …

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Thanking Your Way to Gratitude

Research is showing us that there is a practice that can have a significant positive impact on our general health and specifically on our mental and emotional health.  That practice is being grateful. According to research from the University of California, gratitude is not just a happy emotion; it can improve one's health. Individuals who …

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