Thanksgiving Day 2020! Pause for the Cause!

14 Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord. 15 Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.”

Hebrews 12:14-15

Greetings my Friends!

Today is Thanksgiving! A day when we are called to reflect on the abundant gifts our Lord provides us each day and give thanks to God!

Alas, it has been my experience that many of us, even on a day that intentionally invites us to slow down and give thanks, are simply too busy or preoccupied to “pause for the cause!”

I know, I know, you barely have time to read this message let alone any additional minutes that it might create, but yet, I implore you to dedicate five extra minutes after reading this message.

Did you know that offering five (5) extra minutes each day can change your life?

I promise this is true. Today, I invite you to join me in “the breathing prayer!”

When we are participating in the “breathing prayer” the first thing you should know is that it’s OK if you have additional thoughts while sharing the “breathing prayer.” Actually, it would be a little strange if you did not. You can participate in this “breathing prayer” anywhere! In your car (not while you are are actively driving), in your bed, in your kitchen, wherever you are… you can participate in the “breathing prayer.”

Why should you consider the ‘breathing prayer?”

Here are some short-term and immediate effects:

· This will interrupt the output of your stress hormones