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"When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude"

G.K. Chesterton

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Consider the life of an ant. Not a queen ant, a worker ant.

Ants scurry about, eyes trained on the ground in front of them, hauling loads of food that are bigger than they are. They are completely oblivious to the world around them, fixated solely their own tiny society. Often this narrow viewpoint leads to disastrous results, with whole colonies wiped out of existence when the macrocosm surrounding them crashes into their little world.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to communicate with an ant, or to warn an ant of danger. Any offer of help frightens them because an ant perceives... Read More

I understand the power of words to diffuse evil and banish lies. So if I could only chose seven words to express myself to the world, they would have to be clear, concise words, words that would convey...

Life not death and

Joy not despair.

Words that would bless, not curse,

ushering in hope and not crushing the reader with despair.

I would need words that pierce a mind with light, triggeringunderstanding and wisdom not words of sophistry to summon darkness or confusion.

Perhaps only one word, the Word made Flesh sums up all I would want to say.. .Jesus.

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Samuel 22:29 -You are my lamp, O LORD;

Just looking at the art of J. Kirk Richards and light flows like liquid sunshine into the shadows of my heart.

Job 33:28- He redeemed my soul from going down to the pit, and I will live to enjoy the light.'

Psalm 4:6- Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.

Psalm 36:9- For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.

Psalm 43:3- Send forth your light and your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell.

Psalm 119:105-Your word is... Read More

When I read this daily prompt, the first person to pop into my head was my five-week old old granddaughter, not some famous person who has accomplished great deeds. What I find most startling about this little person called Lila is this look of utter surprise as she surveys the world. When Lila, turned at the sound of my voice and looked at me for the first time, her eyes widen suddenly in recognition. It was if she thought,

"Ah, so this is what you look like. I remember your voice."

She remembered the sound of my voice from when she was in the womb and at 6 hours old, finally put... Read More

An idealistic young man, Mark, traveled a great distance to find a well-known holy man to mentor him. Although this elder, Fr. Simon, was a confirmed hermit, Mark noticed that he was becoming physically weak. Ingeniously, Mark offered the perfect exchange; he could to do the heavy chores quickly for the elderly monk freeing valuable hours so that Father would have more than enough spare time to teach him how to live a spiritual life. This earnest young fellow was determined to do his work so well that the monk would never regret sharing his hermitage and more importantly, his wisdom with... Read More

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