God’s treasure…is like an infinite ocean…yet a little wave of feeling, passing with the moment, contents us…when He finds a soul permeated with a living faith, He pours into it His graces and His favours plenteously…into the soul they flow like a torrent.” – Conversations and Letters of Brother Lawrence (June 1, 1682)

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Photo Courtesy of Bruce R. Cross 

 

The Practice of the Presence of God (New and Revised Edition) (Ichthus Publications, 2015), Location 684

CHANGE – Embracing New Frontiers

We all love to take pictures of our children.

Pictures are snapshots in time of what our children looked like at a certain age or an image marking a significant event like a birth, the day they took their first steps, hitting their first homerun, a graduation, or their wedding day.

Pictures are static or in other words, moments frozen in time.

YOUR Happy New Year!

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The Christmas lights have been removed from outside our homes (or are frozen to the ground!), the ornaments have been carefully packed away, other decorations will live to see the light of day in about eleven months, and the tree minus many needles has been hauled away.

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing – your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Nazi death camp survivor

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Photo Courtesy of Brendan Cross

 

Man's Search for Meaning (Boston: Beacon Press, 2006), Page x of Forward