“Where does gratitude rank on your list of Christian virtues? In an arsenal that’s supposed to include things like mountain-moving faith, radical obedience, patient long-suffering, and second-mile self-denial, gratitude can feel like an optional add-on. Nice if you can get it, but not all that critical to making life run the way it should…True gratitude is not an incidental ingredient. Nor is it a stand-alone product, something that never actually intersects with real life, safely denying reality out on its own little happy island somewhere. No, gratitude has a big job to do in us and our hearts. It is one of the chief ways that God infuses joy and resilience into the daily struggle of life.”
DeMoss, Nancy Leigh. The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings (Kindle Locations 386-398). Moody Publishers. Kindle Edition.
*photo taken in rural SC~I love to think of what might have been in the building in years gone by.