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Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

By Keith MacMurdie  The attitude of gratitude or the state of being grateful in all circumstances is an important component in our life of faith and essential for personal growth. Without gratitude, it is difficult to develop an honest relationship with God. Gratitude...

Looking for America

Looking for America

By Richard Perea In growing from a child to an adult, we develop an understanding of who we are, how things work, and what is right and wrong. In effect, we gain a world view which frames the parameters for beliefs, perceptions, and actions. This framework becomes the...

Gratitude in the Month of November

Gratitude in the Month of November

By Karilee Aoki This year, November has arrived in full Seattle fashion -- grey skies with a 100% chance of rain. We had many more puddles and more squishy lawns around than anyone expected. But I was so grateful. After a long scorching summer of drought and high...

Our 2-Year-Old Thanksgiving Gift that Keeps on Giving

Our 2-Year-Old Thanksgiving Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Nathan Breland  Who knew how this little curly-haired bundle of joy could have had such an impact on me and my wife? He surely has. And it was even more fitting that he made his appearance on Thanksgiving Eve, right in time for Thanksgiving, because he has truly...

A Thanksgiving You Can Trust

A Thanksgiving You Can Trust

By Kenneth Bates There are certain things you can count on. Spring follows winter, every dark cloud has a silver lining, and what you give out comes back to you. There are things in life that never change and that you can trust. For us, Thanksgiving was one of those...

To My Thanksgiving Baby

To My Thanksgiving Baby

By Maruko Breland My dearest son, You came into our lives the morning of the day before Thanksgiving. You decided to come a week early, and I said to your father, “Well, we’ll have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving!” Every Thanksgiving is a reminder of that...

Love at 90

Love at 90

By K.T. A lot of people muse about what “true love” is. I’ve recently been witness to it, in a very personal way. My mom, who just turned 90 in August, broke her femur last week. This required surgery and being put into a convalescent facility (thankfully just minutes...

Spending Quality Time with My Parents

Spending Quality Time with My Parents

By Takae Goto It is a tradition in our family to observe birthdays with a short morning prayer before celebrating with food and friends. It’s an opportunity to thank God for my life, parents, and family who supported me through another year. As each year passes by, I...

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