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The Power of Being Grateful

The Power of Being Grateful

You simply will not be the same person two months from now if you commit to consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.—Sarah Ban […]

Consider the Ancient Landmarks

Consider the Ancient Landmarks

The Bible and the words of Jesus are the “ancient landmarks” that will keep us from being washed away by social, political, economic, or personal tsunamis. Guestblog by Dina Ellen: Shortly after the Tohoku earthquake and ensuing tsunami of March 11, 2011, I read an article about the 600-year-old stone markers that previous generations of […]

True Values of Life

True Values of Life

Compiled by H. Bergner: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.—Helen Keller * Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men.—Albert Einstein * The greatest use […]

The Real Winner

The Real Winner

“Scotty, it doesn’t matter how many times they score on you. You’re my son, and I’m proud of you. I want you to go back out there and finish the game. I know you want to quit, but you can’t. And son, you’re going to get scored on again, but it doesn’t matter. Go on, […]

Stunted Growth

Stunted Growth

By Peter Lerwick, October 26, 2012: When I was a kid, I saw plenty of goldfish in the houses of my friends, and I remember wondering why so many people would want to keep such small, unexciting creatures as pets. Then one day I went on a school field trip to a botanical garden that […]

Environmentally Friendly

Environmentally Friendly

By Oli Bauer, September 10, 2012: As I was growing up, my parents taught me good habits such as conserving electricity and water, not being wasteful with food, and finding new uses for items that had outlived their original purposes. Our family didn’t have a lot of money, so taking good care of the things […]

The Elusive Four-Leaf Clover

The Elusive Four-Leaf Clover

By John Amaranthine. I collect four-leaf clovers. It’s sort of a hobby, like knitting or shooting hoops, only a whole different ball game. The noble creed of clover collectors is that each leaf represents something: the first leaf, hope; the second, faith; the third, love; and the fourth, good fortune. To most of the fortunate, […]

Treasure the Rain

Treasure the Rain

By Meg Daley. It was 6:30 am. I had gotten up to go to the bathroom, only to be met by the sight of a rained-out world on a day our extended family had planned to go on an outing together. I didn’t mind the rain much. Heaven knew our bit of Southern California needed […]

Consider the Salmon!

Consider the Salmon!

By Marty McTeg In all of nature, I don’t know of a more determined creature than the North Pacific salmon when it is returning to its place of birth. Born in fresh water, these particular salmon migrate to the ocean and return to their birthplace three or four years later to reproduce. That may sound simple […]

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