Lord, let me chain myself to thee, that I might not stray! Through thoughts of chains, a word, — No chain - but a silver cord. In that simple thought I see, thou higher art than me Foolish are we men - our thoughts are small, and low, and hard we call, Twisting, driving, hoping … Continue reading The Silver Cord
Give me, take from me, as thou wilt. I learn— Slowly and stubbornly I learn to yield With a strange hopefulness. As from the field Of hard-fought battle won, the victor chief Turns thankfully, although his heart do yearn, So from my old things to thy new I turn, With sad, thee-trusting heart, and not … Continue reading A Strange Hopefulness
I heard a voice in my heart, that asked me to follow. It was a little thing. I thought, Is that a real voice I hear? Truly? I can't tell! And the call still remained.
I was thinking about Chesterton's thought on gratitude: “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – GK Chesterton I have always been puzzled by that quote- I get that gratitude is "good," and "proper," but why "The highest form of thought?" I thought … Continue reading The Art of Appreciation
Father, Thou hast made this day - I know not yet what it shall bring If Thou go with me all the way, My soul will lift her voice, and sing If good may come, I’ll smile, A grateful heart I’ll lift to Thee For every good and happy mile, And sunshine lighting paths … Continue reading A Morning Prayer
I was thinking about how you can't love the light, and also darkness. You can try to do it for a little while - and during that time it is so easy to say to ourselves, "I'm not really going dark." Somehow you don't even think out clearly all the rest of it - the … Continue reading Light, or Darkness?
In a quiet moment, into my mind wandered the thought of a bear hug - how nice it feels when arms enfold you with strength, determination, and love. Quietly the image of Bear slipped in. It was a warm and comforting thought, and I thought of Jesus - somehow - as a Bear. Immediately thoughts … Continue reading Beth and Bear