Gratitude

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 13:45

April showers bring May flowers, but I’m afraid those flowers may be snowdrops this year in Maine. I like winter, but I confess that I had a hard time being happy about the beautiful half-foot of snow that fell in the middle of April this year. I’...

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Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:45

One of the great gifts of this job is getting to hear your stories of gratitude or moments when you look at life differently because you seek to find an opportunity for gratitude, or you notice when someone is acting out of gratitude unspoken....

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Monday, January 7, 2019 - 11:30

Perhaps a little-known fact about me is that I take the transition time between years very seriously. You might even call me superstitious. On New Year’s Eve, you won’t find me at a party. You’ll find me cleaning the house, sweeping out all of the...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 16:00

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Brené Brown and her teaching on shame, resilience, vulnerability, and gratitude. I find it helpful and challenging. (I’ve even taken her online parenting class, which was really useful.) Dr. Brown, an...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 13:15

This November, the United Thank Offering Board has challenged The Episcopal Church to focus on gratitude for 30 days through the UTO Gratitude Challenge. In concert with the Gratitude Challenge, the UTO Board asks you to consider a gift to the...

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Monday, October 29, 2018 - 13:15

I hope you’re doing the gratitude challenge with us this month. If not, it’s not too late to start. In the United States when November comes along, many Americans will turn their thoughts to Thanksgiving and the things they are grateful for. We...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 13:00

In the United States when November comes along, many Americans will turn their thoughts to Thanksgiving and the things they are grateful for. We want to help people or groups prepare for Thanksgiving with 30 days of gratitude practices. The...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:30

I’ve always liked getting ready for school to begin. I really like school supplies. I like the first page of a notebook, a new pen, a new color of ink, and the new outfit carefully chosen to start the new school year on the right foot. The first...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 12:00

As I begin my sixth year as the UTO staff officer, I am well overdue in addressing one of the major concerns that I hear when I travel around the Church to talk about UTO and when I talk to UTO coordinators who are feeling discouraged: the concern...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:45

Many congregations are in the process of creating their faith formation materials for this fall, and UTO is excited to share with you that we will be offering three faith formation programs for the upcoming school year, beginning with the November...

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