The Ultimate Reason to be Grateful

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Gratitude is a popular topic these days. A growing body of research shows the positive effects of gratitude to our mental, emotional and relational well-being. Yet as a believer, we have an even greater reason to be grateful than all of the scientific and research-based proof that gratitude can improve our personal lives.

The Big AND Little Life

This week I was blessed to go watch a Saint Bonaventure basketball game. St. Bonaventure is a university in my hometown of Olean, New York and anyone who grew up in Olean loves to root for the “Bonnies”. Since I don’t live near my hometown anymore, I rarely get to see a game, but this past week some friends from church gave me four tickets to watch them play a game closer to my current residence.

Christmas in Plain English

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I celebrated Christmas for many years before I ever understood the true meaning of Christmas. You may find yourself in the Christmas rush of buying gifts, baking (and eating) cookies, making your home look festive, putting up Christmas lights and trees. You know the drill. Yet, have you taken a few moments with no distractions to contemplate the reason for this season? Now that I understand the meaning of this holiday better, I want to explain it in plain English for you to contemplate, meditate on and experience for yourself. Here goes…

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