Daily Prayable: There is More - Monday, December 27, 2010
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There is a pattern to sunlight dancing soft shadows across the morning trees. There is an order, even to the current, flowing towards tumbling waterfalls. There is destiny based on choices, and a calling to those who search. There is more here than even a poet can pen at dawn, and a philosopher can surmise from the pages of time. There is more, and for that I am thankful.
- Patricia Williams
When you read a great book, it's like being in the time and place of the story and becoming friends with its characters. That's where I've been the last few weeks: Yorkshire England, in the 1940's, with country veterinarian James Herriot. All Creatures Great and Small is the first of a series of books; partly memoir, partly fiction, and totally delightful. How does he do it? James Alfred Wight (using the pen name of James Herriot) has turned out five books; each one reads like a prayer.
Let's start with the titles in the collection of Herriot's books:
1. All Creatures Great and Small
2. All Things Bright and Beautiful
3. All Things Wise and Wonderful
4. The Lord God Made Them All
5. Every Living Thing
- Chief of Pray, Susan Diamond
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