Let temporal things be in the use, eternal things in the desire. Thou canst not be satisfied with any temporal good, for thou wast not created for the enjoyment of these. Thomas Kempis I’m contemplating what to write about this morning and grab a quote from my nighttime reading to ruminate on. I consider the
Every journey to something is a journey away from something, Matthew Kelly It pops up, as a reminder: four years ago today was the last Friday I spent in the office before we retired and repatriated to Canada. It seems like a lifetime ago. I wrote, at the time, of my desire to “live one
Seek a suitable time for thy meditation, and think frequently of the mercies of God to thee. Thomas à Kempis Jolted, I bring with me to wakefulness memories of my precious little Yorkie, Chelsea. The dream prompted, I’m sure, by photos Gerry and I reminisced over yesterday. I used to call her my perfect dog; I
Therefore, at the heart of the meaning of work is creativity. If you are God, your work is to create out of nothing. If you are not God, but like God—that is, if you are human—your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make him look great.
It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes [and fears] for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger,
There are years that ask questions and years that answer. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God I came across these words this morning and they stopped me. Last year was, for me, a year of unexpected answers and richness, yet from where I stood at the beginning I had no inkling of what
God has engrained in all of us particular passions, drives and interests, and in pursuing them with a Godward perspective, we engage in worship. Adam McHugh, Introverts in the Church Leaning in to silence and solitude today. That is all. That is enough.