Category: gratitude

30

Tuesday 1st November 2016

A 7-Day Challenge Guaranteed to Make You Smile

A 7-Day Challenge Guaranteed to Make You Smile

The other day, I was on the verge of having another anxiety attack — the same kind that I wrote about in my book The Happiness Dare. I could feel it coming on — an overwhelming sense of heart-pounding panic, difficulty breathing, dizziness. There wasn’t any one thing that set ...

Read More

8

Friday 4th March 2016

A Powerful Lesson on Gratitude (& an update on Dad)

A Powerful Lesson on Gratitude (& an update on Dad)

As many of you know, my Dad had part of his right leg amputated last week. Can I just tell you: He’s doing GREAT. So is Mom. I’ve never seen two people who have been so hope-filled and positive in the midst of trial. There was this moment — and I’m going to get a […]

Read More

33

Tuesday 26th January 2016

Gratitude Starts With a “P”

Kristen Welch

Gratitude Starts With A P By Kristen Welch A year ago, early on a Saturday morning, we loaded up the car and drove an hour to a government housing complex. Twenty-two apartment buildings line either side of a long street, home to more than fifty thousand refugees relocated to our city. A few of ...

Read More

36

Tuesday 1st July 2014

What We’ve Got to Know About Life … and Death (A Story from the Farm)

What We've Got to Know About Life ... and Death (A Story from the Farm)

Anna bursts through the back door, breathless and wide-eyed. “Mom! Paige had her kittens, and we know it’s true because she’s not pregnant anymore, and because her belly is all skinny again. I felt it.” She catches her breath and starts in again. “But we’ve looked all over, and we can’t find ...

Read More

83

Monday 18th November 2013

Want to be Part of a Miracle? A Challenge: #HomeForTheHolidays

Want to be Part of a Miracle? A Challenge: #HomeForTheHolidays

Melting. That’s the word she uses to describe what’s happening to her house. It’s melting. Disintegrating. Her house is eroding when it rains, because her house is made of mud, cardboard and a shoddy tin roof. Her name is Adeline. And she lives in Haiti, in a one-room house ...

Read More

13

Monday 13th May 2013

Eleven Things I Want To Tell My Younger Self

Eleven Things I Want To Tell My Younger Self

Dear 18-year-old self, The gymnasium chairs will be hard, and the room will be too warm, and you’ll be readjusting the bobby-pins on your graduation cap. But pay attention, young lady. An older, seasoned version of yourself has the microphone up front right now, and she has a few things ...

Read More

37

Thursday 24th January 2013

Lip-Synced Faith, Radical Christianity and What Really Fills

Lip-Synced Faith, Radical Christianity and What Really Fills

We step off the plane from Haiti, and the TV headline blares at us, with the “burning question” of our day: Did Beyonce lip-sync or did she not?  I can only stare at the screen and blink. This? This is what consumes us in America? And somewhere in Haiti, a woman dries mud pies in ...

Read More

30

Tuesday 20th November 2012

The Hardest Thanks (On Being Broken Bread)

The Hardest Thanks (On Being Broken Bread)

It was “Takk for Alt” this Sunday at our little country church. That’s Norwegian for “Thanks for Everything.” It’s long been the tradition at our 125-year-old church — where gray-haired farmers and glad grandmothers share pews with diapered princes and ...

Read More