26 04, 2019

Gratitude in Hard Times

2019-04-26T08:53:58-05:00April 26th, 2019|Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Gratitude in Hard Times

A PERSONAL PRAYER God of love, Sometimes, I win. Sometimes I lose. Sometimes the blues get ahold of me, ah just when I thought I had made it. (With thanksgiving to Carole King, "Sweet Seasons." But all you boomers knew that.) It is so easy to give thanks in the good times. My heart is overwhelmed with how you have blessed me. Thanksgiving flows naturally from my heart filled with gratitude. But there are days things aren't going so well. I am so grateful that those are few and far between, but who knows what life will bring. I can [...]

20 11, 2016

Overflow of Gratitude: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for November 20, 2016

2017-03-28T14:55:47-05:00November 20th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on Overflow of Gratitude: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for November 20, 2016

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service.A PERSONAL PRAYERO God, Thank you. Today is one of those days when my gratitude overflows. I am so grateful for family and friends, for work and play, for laughter and tears, for big overwhelming joys and small moments of joy. Funny, those things were around on other days when I wasn’t so thankful. What changed, God?I was reading the Bible this week and came across the story of the feeding of the 5,000, how you had two fish and five loaves. You [...]

16 10, 2016

My Cup…

2017-03-28T14:56:06-05:00October 16th, 2016|All blogs, We Tell Our Stories|Comments Off on My Cup…

by: Dr. Tom Pace It is an important discipline to say, every day, “my cup runneth over.” Today is one of those days when it is easy. My cup runneth over with gratitude: I am so grateful to the hundreds of people who made the completion of these new facilities possible. On behalf of all the people of St. Luke’s, thank you to the Long Range Planning Committee, the Building Committee, the What If… Capital Campaign Committee, the Grand Opening Celebration Committee, the professional teams of architects and contractors and consultants, and the best church staff anywhere, all [...]

7 08, 2016

When the World Shifts: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for August 7, 2016

2017-03-28T14:56:37-05:00August 7th, 2016|All blogs, Inside-Out with Dr. Tom Pace|Comments Off on When the World Shifts: Inside-Out Habits with Dr. Tom Pace for August 7, 2016

We pray. We study the Bible. We make friends. We tell our stories. We give ourselves away in generosity and service.   A PERSONAL PRAYER Gracious and merciful God, Right now, things are calm in my world, at least as calm as my world gets. The problems I face seem surmountable. My heart is at peace. Thank you God, for seasons like this. Joy is easy to claim, and gratitude wells up from my heart. I praise you and thank you. But it hasn’t always been so, God; you know that. There have been some days, some seasons, when it seemed like everything [...]