Monday Reflection I love this post from my internet friend, insanitybytes22. I love her wit and I love her perspective on life. This particular post struck a chord in my soul. I too have a visceral distaste for whiners. But she is not just venting here. She is pointing us to the way of gratitude, to … More It’s Advent Season. Rejoice!
Friday is for Heart Songs We’re human. We’re American. We’re educated. We’re healthy (mostly). And all those blessings are opportunities for gratefulness. They are opportunities to acknowledge our contingency, our dependence on things outside of our control, and for which we have no merit. We are simply the recipients of grace, unmerited favor. But when … More There is No Third Option: Either Prayer Fuels the Work or the Flesh Will
Tuesday is for Reflection Rereading Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, an entire book exploring the “intentional embrace of a lifestyle of radical gratitude,” (from the backcover). This is a discipline that is not easy, but it is a discipline that transforms life, all of life and Ann … More “You’ve Changed” : : The Difference Gratitude Makes
Friday is for Heart Songs The air is crisp. The sun is bright. The dew is thick. Finally, Fall has arrived. Corn is being harvested. Soybean too. Trees are adding color to the horizon and the annual de-elevation of the landscape is in full swing. I have only lived in rural America for a year and … More Giving Thanks for a Crisp Fall Day