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Unconditional Thanks

Blog Published: November 25, 2018

We've learned the importance of acknowledging gifts and showing gratitude. But what about giving thanks for challenges and disappointments too? 

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AS187 Ask Sister - speaking in tongues, hipster church music, discontent as a call from God

Podcast Recorded: July 13, 2016

AS187 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on July 13, 2016. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry.

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Finding the Little Good Things on Really Bad Days

Blog Published: May 18, 2016

I was headed out for a run. And it rained. It was the last thing I needed today. I was bitter ... for a while. When I stepped outside, though, it hit me -- literally.

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The Nun and the Graffiti Artist

Blog Published: June 2, 2014

I never met a graffiti artist until yesterday. I was biking on a trail which took me beneath a bridge. It's a tough piece of trail to negotiate to begin with and then to pop over the little hill right before the underpass and find someone standing right there with a spray can in his hand ...

Gratitude: that's happening here!

Blog Published: June 25, 2013

It's been a busy couple weeks filled with work and even a little vacation! After finishing a big project, I'm left a bit tired but very grateful. Thought I'd share one of my favorite poems on gratitude.

A Road Trip Retreat – Part 2 Say It NOW

Blog Published: September 4, 2012

Guest blogger Mariko Kisada Kinikin, a member of the A Nun’s Life community, writes the second in a series of three blog posts on “Road Trip Retreat.” We invite you to journey along with Mariko and consider the “road trip” retreats and landmarks of your life.

AS050 Ask Sister – Special Edition: Thanksgiving

Podcast Recorded: November 26, 2010

AS050 Ask Sister podcast recorded live on November 26, 2010. Sponsored by aNunsLife.org ministry. Special Thanksgiving Edition. Topics include: festive meals, turkey sound effects, recipes, prayers, our favorite Thanksgiving stories, gratitude, and more!

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Gratitude … the heart of thanksgiving

Blog Published: November 22, 2006

Sometimes saying “thank you” can become an automatic response. “Have a nice day.” “Thanks, you too.” It’s a polite gesture which actually has some very profound meaning behind it. The word gratitude speaks to that deeper dimension.