There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

turning the Day of thanks into a Life of thanks

wherever you might be flying to, or riding to, it might help you pass the time to download and listen to this track, and add to your thinking and praying about the centrality of thanksgiving. (It’s free so long as you register with the White Horse Inn’s podcast; don’t worry, you’ll receive no emails).

And do let us know your initial impressions of trying your heart at that ancient spiritual practice of Lectio Divina we explored last Sunday. (Here and here are the front and back sides of the bookmark instructions we distributed). Anyone feeling the need to go through detox from your need for stimulus? Tozer’s words, written well before laptops or ipods, are even more relevant to our situation:

Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. It wears us out by multiplying distractions and beats us down by destroying our solitude, where otherwise we might drink and renew our strength before going out to face the world again.

A.W. Tozer, Of God and Men

So, pause, reflect. Sit still.

May your attentiveness to His grace lead you to thanks that is real and abiding.

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