Monday, January 20, 2014

Breathing

From "Daily Strengths" These simple words are so profound.

"I do not know when I have had happier times in my soul, than when I have been sitting at work, with nothing before me but a candle and a white cloth, and hearing no sound but that of my own breath, with God in my soul and heaven in my eye....I rejoice in being exactly what I am, - a creature capable of loving God, and who, as long as God lives, must be happy. I get up and look for a while out of the window, and gaze at the moon and stars, the work of the Almighty hand. I think of the grandeur of the universe, and then sit down, and think myself one of the happiest beings in it.
(A poor Methodist woman, 18th century)

6 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

Oh, God bless her - she's our sister, isn't she?
That's a quote well worth saving. Thank you, Anita!

GretchenJoanna said...

Can you tell me more about "Daily Strengths?"

Anita said...

Gretchen Joanna, I have the "Daily Strength" app. On my iPad, based on Daily Strength for Everyday, compiled by Mary Tileston. I like the daily scripture and the more indepth writings.

Anita said...
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Mary said...

Wonderful words, wonderful message!

Janet, said...

I love it, Anita. The picture is beautiful, too.