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
The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say. —JRR Tolkien I was … Continue reading Welcome to Beth and Bear