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I’m Back from My “Blogcation”

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 🙂

30 Days of Thankfulness, Challenges

Day #10 – I’m thankful for chairs (late post)

What would the world be like if there we no chairs? Or, what would the world be like if our legs bent the other way, and our chairs were shaped…..???? (er…?) What would our chairs look like?! And how would this affect the world in which we live?

Then there’s the practical chair which you’ve probably used several times today : What would your life be like if you never sat in a chair because it did not exist?

I think it’s safe to say that there would be load more tired people in the world, humanity would probably not be any where near as productive as it is currently without chairs.

Chairs help us to get things done. (I’m typing this blog post while sitting in my desk chair.)

God, I thank you for chairs 🙂

30 Days of Thankfulness, Challenges

Day #9 – I’m thankful for peace

“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!

“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed …” (Psalm 85:10)

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Don’t Get Anxious

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“Do not be anxious about anything. But in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”— Philippians 4:6