Friday, December 26, 2008

We're All Here

One of my favorite authors is Mark Buchanan. I share this excerpt from one of his books I haven't yet read but anticipate greatly:

by Mark Buchanan
An excerpt from The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath

I made an astounding discovery several years back. It was one of those discoveries that, once made, you wonder why it took so long to make it. It was this: thankfulness is more than an act. It’s an orientation. It’s a way of seeing the world. Thankful people are thankful, not because they have more than others to be thankful for (in fact, people with much to be thankful for often go in the other direction, and become chronic complainers), but because they’ve chosen to be thankful. They choose to see their lives as a gift. They choose to see the transcendent in the ordinary. They choose to believe in a God who works all things together for the good of those who love him and are called to his purposes.

But let me illustrate. [finish]