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September 11, 2019


Dave Arnett

Being part of a Search and Rescue mission to make a bad day for someone become better.
Working on the Habitat build.
Running on a trail.
Time with my amazing wife and daughters.
A few minutes of meditation.

Leslie Clemensen

Without a time of nurturing my soul in the morning, I find I am not as centered or attentive to the whispers in my soul or the needs of the world and others. To bring my best self to the world means finding time to quietly pay attention to my emotions, inner conversations and explore outward sensory experiences. I also find inspiration from the written word of wise thinkers, current and historical.

Coming from from this place of gratitude, investigation and anticipation, I’ve learned that the odds tilt in favor of me recognizing needs around me and responding with Divine love. It could be as simple as deep listening or as complicated as helping others in distress, but in my case, it starts with a daily dose of mindful and intentional examination.


Listening to a podcast which discusses matters of the soul.
Enjoying lunch on an outdoor patio with family.
Dancing with my daughter.
Watching YouTube videos of favorite uplifting music.
Running trails at dawn while admiring views of the sunrise and the front range.

Bonnie Dews

Someone who provided much support and wisdom when, we were going through the process of standing up New Hope as an Emergency Shelter, asked me if we could meet for coffee to discuss his becoming involved again to support us going forward.

My younger daughter invited me to spend a couple of days with her, at her place in Denver, to celebrate her birthday. The only present she wanted was for me to bring some of my homemade soup. Cooking is one of my passions and allows me to share my love with people. The soup’s been delivered.

Studying and practicing Mindfulness starting with daily meditation and breathing practices and ending with prayer - talking with and thanking God for his presence.

Listening to, and not judging, two women who have been partners for seven years and married for two years. They can talk about whatever they when we get together every two weeks,

Appreciating the understanding, diligence and Christian heart of my Physical Therapist.

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