Wednesday, August 31


"When we look critically at the many thoughts and feelings that fill our minds and hearts, we may come to the horrifying discovery that we often choose death instead of life, curse instead of blessing. Jealousy, envy, anger, resentment, greed, lust, vindictiveness, revenge, hatred ... they all float in that large reservoir of our inner life. Often we take them for granted and allow them to be there and do their destructive work. But God asks us to choose life and to choose blessing. This choice requires an immense inner discipline... We cannot always do this alone; often we need a caring guide or a loving community to support us. But it is important that we both make the inner effort and seek the support we need from others to help us choose life." -Henri Nouwen


  1. All our mind’s attention
    All our hearts affection
    Every heart-cry, every rhyme
    Everybody’s worshipping something

    All our life’s devotion
    Has been set in motion
    Religions dozen for a dime
    Everybody’s worshipping something

    ‘Cause that’s what we were made to do

    And I choose You
    All my attention, affection
    And all my devotion’s for You
    If everybody’s worshipping something
    I choose You

    You are beyond conception
    Defying definition
    And You knew me before time

    Centuries of pagans
    Idols fill the nations
    But You are Lord to me and mine
    Everybody’s worshipping something

    ‘Cause that’s what we were made to do...'

    Before I chose You, You first chose me
    I worship You, You alone are worthy

    You alone deserve it-all of my worship
    Lord I choose You

    -Point of Grace, "I Choose You"

  2. I have a friend that says happiness is a choice.


    Inspired you how?