July 11, 2020

Randy Thompson: Alone with Good Luck?

Alone with Good Luck? (A Thanksgiving Meditation) by Randy Thompson It’s a simple point, really, but one that needs to be made often, and that is, there’s a huge difference between giving thanks and having a good lucky feeling about life. Having a good lucky feeling about our achievements and about our possessions, which define […]

Words about Gratitude

Thanksgiving Day (U.S.), 2013 Thomas Merton To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. […]

Right Where I Belong

I read Chaplain Mike’s post yesterday afternoon (Get Small) with delight. I had just read that very passage from Tullian Tchividjian’s Glorious Ruin that morning. And it is something the Holy Spirit has been speaking to me for several days. To paraphrase the A Team’s Hannibal Smith, don’t you just love it when God’s plan […]

My Apologies

I finally had some time to do some maintenance on my end of things here this morning. Normally I just have time to do what has to be done to keep the fire from raging out of control, and sometimes I don’t even do that. (As you know, we’ve been having quite a few problems […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all here at the iMonastery: First Lady Denise Spencer, Chaplain Mike, Damaris Zehner, Lisa Dye, Martha of Ireland, Joe Stallard, Adam Palmer, Joe Spann, Craig Bubeck, and your grateful publisher. We extend glad tidings to one and all. Thank you for making InternetMonk your home for great conversation, encouraging words, and the […]

Five Days of Thanksgiving (4)

For thyself, best Gift Divine, to the world so freely given, for that great, great love of thine, peace on earth, and joy in heaven: Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. – For the Beauty of the Earth, Pierpoint . . . ALMIGHTY God, Father of all mercies, […]

Five Days of Thanksgiving (3)

NOTE: We have not had a lot of comments on these posts, nevertheless I hope they are encouraging to you and helping you give voice to your own expressions of thanks. Please feel welcome to share some of those expressions in the comments if you are moved to do so. • • • A quiet […]

Five Days of Thanksgiving (2)

A quiet disposition and a heart giving thanks is the real test of the extent to which we love and trust God at that moment. • True Spirituality, Francis Schaeffer • • • Today, we continue our five days of thanksgiving by asking God to quiet our hearts and enable us to give thanks for […]

Five Days of Thanksgiving (1)

For the next five days, we will devote one post each day to giving thanks. No, we are not going all Osteen, “positive vibes only” on you. It is just that, whenever I come to the final Sunday of the Church Year, and at the time when Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving feast, I am reminded […]