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This fall we will explore the practice and emotion of gratitude. We know that gratitude springs forth from faith and we have much to be grateful for. At the same time there are overwhelming studies that demonstrate the positive impact that living a life of gratitude has on our life including:
- Gratitude opens the door to more relationships.
- Gratitude improves physical health.
- Gratitude improves psychological health.
- Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression.
- Grateful people sleep better.
- Gratitude improves self-esteem.
- Gratitude increases mental strength.
In this series we will explore individual gratitude and gratitude that flows out of community. We also invite you to consider reading the book Grateful by Diana Butler Bass along with the series.
9/12 Gratitude John 11:32-44, Colossians 3:12-17
9/19 Gifts and Thanks Luke 17:11-19, 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
9/26 Awareness and Practice Philippians 1:1-11, Mark 8:1-10
10/3 Joy and Celebration Luke 24:36-49, Romans 14:9b-13
10/10 Community and Gratitude Luke 22:14-20, Ephesians 1:15-23