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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Beth and Bear

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. Like a bear hug. Quietly, the image of Bear slipped in. It was a warm and comforting thought, and I thought of Jesus – somehow – as…

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