Gratitude by the Moment

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Oct 25, 2018 4:59:36 PM

Generally, I think of myself as a grateful person. If you asked me, are you grateful? I would most likely respond, “How could I not be? I have a devoted, attentive husband of 35 years and four adult children who live close by and still seem to enjoy spending time with us. I live in a comfortable house surrounded by books and more books. Out my door is the beautiful Inland Northwest. I can walk to the river or hike through Ponderosa pines. I have good friends, a meaningful job. Who wouldn’t be grateful?”

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Thank You, God, for this Blood Clot

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Nov 30, 2017 1:34:16 PM

 Editor’s note: Our final post in our November mini-series on gratitude comes from Men’s Recovery Counselor Mike Sholtz, who is thankful for a medical issue that probably saved his life.

Attitude of Gratitude

By Mike Sholtz

 “As a gift of God, recovery is a miracle of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing that is to be received with an attitude of gratitude for God’s grace. Grace means unmerited favor. Every day you can measure whether you’re in recovery or not by your gratefulness.”  - Michael Dye, Genesis Process

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Gratitude on the Recovery Journey

Posted by Union Gospel Mission Nov 21, 2017 4:16:34 PM

By Kirste Richards, UGM Counselor

Gratitude plays an important role in my ministry as a counselor at the UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene.  It is an important part of my personal life as I strive for excellence in meeting the needs of each individual woman God sends to the Center. And it is also an important part of what I have to offer to women who are seeking relief from suffering, freedom from bondage, and life transformation.  

Women come here to find a new way of life.  They are hoping to end the cycle of addiction, homelessness, and abuse for themselves and for their children. They are reaching out in hope of lasting change.

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UGM Core Value: Thankful and Generous

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Mar 16, 2017 12:42:47 PM

 Gratitude to the Rescue

By Gwen Schwartz

Since joining the UGM ministry team almost two years ago as the Director of Ministry Advancement, God has taken me on a personal journey – a journey I am still on.  He’s been showing me how vital it is to train my heart to respond to all of life with a thankful spirit, even during those difficult situations and seasons. 

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How a New Kidney Helped Me Better Understand Recovery

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Sep 23, 2016 4:13:24 PM

 When Tiffany, Director of Vocational Advancement, discovered she needed a kidney transplant, finding a willing donor was no easy task.

After waiting for several months, she met Daisy, and earlier this year, Tiffany had her transplant.

When she returned to work, Tiffany went to the Men's Recovery community meeting to thank them for praying for her. The following is a reflection Tiffany wrote after that meeting where she realized the parallels between the men's recovery journeys and her own.

(If you’d like to learn more about Tiffany and Daisy’s journey together, click here.)


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In Gratitude for God's Gifts

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Nov 27, 2015 2:24:28 PM

We asked staff, volunteers and residents to share a few of thoughts on gratitude.

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Two Hearts Full of Gratitude

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Apr 17, 2015 3:12:30 PM

The following two letters are from women staying at the UGM Crisis Shelter for Women and Children.

This first letter expresses gratitude toward all who give to the Shelter and make it possible. 

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Recovery: the Power of Gratitude

Posted by Phil Altmeyer, Executive Director Jan 16, 2015 3:34:53 PM

Editor's note: This is the seventh and last post in a special Christmas devotional series, focusing on Isaiah 61:1-3.

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"The Kingdom of God Belongs to Such as These"

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Nov 28, 2014 5:08:00 PM

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

Inspiring Faith I Aspire to Have

I approached the UGM Annual City-Wide Thanksgiving Dinner this past Wednesday, not entirely sure what to expect.

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