Tag Archive: gratitude

Gratitude for God’s Bounty

So many places in our world celebrate the harvest of crops in this season, and for Christians (like our Jewish forebears), harvest is a time to give thanks to God for the abundance of God’s gifts.  Christine Sine shares a prayer “God of the Bountiful – A Harvest Prayer”.

Stewardship as a Way of Life

All that we have has come from God: time, talent, treasure, our bodies, our relationships.  God entrusts all these things to us to manage them well.  Stewardship is not the goal of the Christian life, but a method– a way of life. It is designed to break our addiction to control, greed, the demand for…

Gratitude

Giving Thanks for God’s Gifts All that we have, all that we are, comes to us as gifts from God.  Being thankful for God’s gifts doesn’t have to be just on a Thursday in November.  In fact, practicing gratitude is a powerful way to deepen our spiritual lives all year long. Some Christians have found…

Eating Right

“Food should be treated with respect, since Our Lord left himself to us in the guise of food. His disciples knew him in the breaking of bread.”        Dorothy Day Fasting is sometimes a spiritual discipline, but eating is a part of everyday for almost all of us.  Many of us struggle with our patterns of…

Gratitude Journal

Gratitude as a Way of Life One writer has suggested that day-to-day gratitude toward God is a good “thermometer” of our spiritual health.  Looking for ways to cultivate gratitude in your spiritual life?  Try a “Gratitude Journal.” A Gratitude Journal is simply a place to reflect daily (or weekly or monthly) about what you are…

Reverence: The Practice of Paying Attention

Teach us to care and not to care; teach us to sit still.   -T.S. Eliot Barbara Brown Taylor calls our attention the spiritual practice of “reverence”, a prayerful being-in-the-moment with God, ourselves, others, even creation.  This chapter of  Taylor’s book, “An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith” has been adapted by Kate Huey…