You’ve probably been wondering what happened to my daily posts on thankfulness, and the other “ple*thor*a” of things usually featured on the TDarris Blog? Well, I needed to take a break, and I’m back. You’ll be able to read the rest of the ’30 Days of Thankfulness’ and more great content beginning tonight! Yippeee 🙂
If you’re into GoodPoetry, then, you’ll be able to read and listen to some more GoodPoetry at http://www.GoodPoetry.org. Our podcast will be published soon for those who want to hear GoodPoetry by poets from the past, and some from today. We’re also working to bring you some GoodPoetry from today’s poets from all over the world. More information about that project will be featured at GoodPoetry.org and highlighted on the TDarris Blog. We hope that you will enjoy the work of the narrators and poets who will contribute to this project.
While on my “blogcaction”, I’ve come across some very interesting stories, situations and questions which I want to share with you in a new column on TheTDarris Blog about Religion, Society and Culture— specifically Christianity, and some other very interesting topics which I think you may find interesting and I look forward to your responses, as well.
It’s getting late….goodnight 🙂
I serve as the Communications and Media Director at my church, and I was recently approached by one of our youth ministries to help to launch a grassroots social media movement to encourage other Christians to #Neverloseconnection with Jesus Christ. This effort was inspired by the apparent apathy for and disconnect from Jesus Christ, and the Church, which I think can be observed across the nation and around the world amongst some Christ-professing individuals.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).”
Jesus said these words before he ascended into heaven. So, then, what is peace?
People often think of quiet, calm and tranquility and happy times amongst people and even a joyous soul. While this can be descriptive of peace in one regard, the peace that I am talking about refers to the peace one has in the soul when tough times happen and life seems gloom. During these times, peace keeps a person settled and unwavering. It even helps them to stay comforted during and uncomfortable times.
This is the kind of peace which helps me to keep going despite what difficulties I might face. It keeps me focused. It helps me to not worry and it helps me to remember that God is with me— no matter what!
I want to take this time to reflect on the peace which God is blooming in my life:
God, I thank you for peace!
I’m reminded of the old adage “It’s the little things that count”. And it seems to me that sometimes, we forget to be thankful for those “common” and “every day” things which keep us going— like air.
Fresh air keeps us healthy and on the move. Yes, pollution is an issue, but on the whole, you can breathe (—if you can’t, then you’re probably not alive). So, I’m thankful that I’m breathing, and that I’m live.
Teyuna T. Darris—what can I say? She’s my favorite person, best friend, confidante, and quite frankly, is pretty awesome. Oh, and she’s me (LOL!). Let me put it this way— I thank God for making me 🙂
It can be easy to allow disappointments, upsets, hurts, and even anger, to encourage us to focus on all the hum-drum in our lives. So, I’m taking the time each day to express why I’m thankful 🙂 Feel free to join me, and post why you’re thankful on this blog, too 🙂