This Week’s Thought and More
An Attitude of Gratitude
“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully
to Him with psalms.” Psalm 95:2
For what am I thankful? Yes, all the usual things like family, friends, sins forgiven, peace with God, a roof over my head and food on my plate. But I am also thankful for things I too often take for granted: Tears spilled once again in the same old puddle; smiles given and received; laughter that pushes daily burdens out of view for a while; eyes that sparkle with “I love you’s”; a touch that warms the heart; hugs that dispel shadows of loneliness; a kind word that chases off that niggling mouse named Sadness; and the quiet presence that says “I care.” I am thankful for these prized blessings from the hand of God, realized through the touch of family, friends and acquaintances.
In response I look to the heavens and whisper, “Lord, thank You for the preciousness of relationships!”
In Addition to the Devotional Reflection
Being an author, in addition to the devotional reflection, I would ask the privilege of sharing a synopsis of one of my books with you. The God Question was originally written as a response to Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion. My point was not so much to critique Dawkins as to point out that there are in fact good reasons to believe in God, evidences of His existence.
Some of those who wrote negative reviews at Amazon either had not read my book or purposely made false claims about it. They apparently have their own atheistic agenda, and that is their prerogative. One of the positive reviews mentions that my arguments are not from the point of view of science, but that is like saying that math is not science. On the other hand, I would agree that my arguments are not cosmic in nature. However, I believe they are cogent and intelligible.
In my book I examine “the God question” from numerous angles that I think you will find helpful in contemplating the existence of God. For the Christian reader this book will reaffirm the rationality of faith. For the non-Christian reader it will give pause for thought. I would suggest also that it is a book to share with a friend who is struggling with the question of God’s existence or non-existence.
It can be purchased in paperback or for Kindle at Amazon. Here is a direct link: The God Question. It can also be ordered in paperback at Barnes & Noble.
Your Feedback Is Welcome
So, let me know what you think of “A Christian Author’s Devotional Reflection” format for my blog, while including the book synopsis. Do you like the change?
I look forward to hearing from you.