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Just a little flower, turning her face to find the sun. I don’t always feel his rays on me, but when I do, the warmth and the feeling is simply wonderful, and I never want to be in the shadows again. Isn’t he lovely?

Great Joy, with GK Chesterton

“Many of the most brilliant intellects of our time have urged us to the same self-conscious snatching at a rare delight. Walter Pater said that we were all under sentence of death, and the only course was to enjoy exquisite moments simply for those moments’ sake…. It is the carpe diem religion; but the carpe…

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The Art of Appreciation

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…

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A Morning Prayer

  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…

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Light, or Darkness?

I was thinking about how you can’t love the light, and also like darkness. You can try to do it for a little while – and during that time it is so easy to say to ourselves,  “It’s alright – I’m not really going dark.” Somehow you don’t even think out clearly all the rest…

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The Bear Affair

In a quiet moment, into my mind wandered the thought of a bear hug – how nice it would feel for arms enfold you with strength, determination, and love. Like a bear hug. Quietly, the image of Bear slipped in. It was a warm and comforting thought, and in that moment, I thought of Jesus…

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