Monthly Archives: July 2013

Common grace for the common good

Today I have a post at The Art of Simple. Here’s an excerpt:

“I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get a little bit down and discouraged about the state of the world, current events, and the like.

I stopped watching the news on TV years ago because it was just too depressing. I care deeply about this world and the people in it, which means that sometimes the pain and the sorrow and the struggles threaten to overwhelm me – whether they’re down the street or on the other side of the world.

But I’ve realized that I can choose to see the whole picture of life on earth. The beautiful, the good, and the joyful are present, as well. Learning to look for those things, celebrate them, honor and give thanks for them is a discipline that we can all cultivate.”

Head here to read the rest…