Radical Gratitude: Discovering Joy through Everyday by Ellen Vaughn

By Ellen Vaughn

'No one tells a narrative larger than Ellen Vaughn' ---Chuck Colson Why learn a pleasant publication approximately gratitude? in spite of everything, being grateful isn't really arguable. every body has the same opinion that gratitude is an efficient factor. neither is it rocket technological know-how. it's easy. yet radical gratitude is additionally strong, provocative, life-changing. it truly is like a couple of glasses that get steadily sharper: the extra we thank, the extra we see to be pleased about. Gratitude is the lens that finds God's fantastic grace at paintings. it's the key to tangible, daily pleasure. actual to Ellen Vaughn's signature sort, this e-book overflows with unforgettable, extraordinary tales that express gratitude's remodeling strength. it's enjoyable, a little bit quirky, deep . . . and immensely fresh.

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They sleep in cabins, eat in the dining hall, go on a scavenger hunt. She feels like it is a new beginning, a happy dream. They are a real family; she has never seen Junior so full of joy. They return to the city during the first week of September. Though Junior is still on vacation, he volunteers to work for someone else on September 10 and 11. On the morning of the 11th, he leaves home at 6:20. He kisses her good-bye. She happens to be on the phone with him when the first plane hits. He tells her he’ll call her right back after he finds out what happened.

An SS officer informed him that the life expectancy of priests there was about a month. By the summer, Kolbe was near death from excruciating days of hard labor. But at night he pastored his fellow prisoners in Barracks 14, praying with them, hugging their thin shoulders. Then he would raise his emaciated arm and make the sign of the cross in the foul air of the packed barracks. ” he told them, “Christ’s cross has triumphed over its enemies in every age. I believe, in the end, even in these darkest days in Poland, the cross will triumph over the swastika.

Emmanuel. God was with him. 36 Gratitude’s Surprises In our lives, too, death reminds us that God is with us. Always. The imminence of death can point us to the immanence of God. God was with all who died on September 11, as a poem passed around the Internet puts it. I’m reluctant to quote from an email that was forwarded to just about everyone in America—but it was circulated so widely precisely because it touched a common chord. It’s not a sophisticated piece of writing. But it pulls at something elemental that mourns and aches and longs inside all of us.

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