Spiritual Practices: Grounded Present (Joy- Luke 24:30-31)

“When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.” Luke 24: 30-31


Did you ever notice that joy and gratitude operate together in an upward spiral?  In her book Atlas of the Heart author Brene Brown cites research that shows greater gratitude leads to greater joy.  This great joy in turn leads to greater gratitude – an upwards spiral.

This week try to be conscious of moments of joy or gratitude.  When you come upon a joyful moment pause, as in stop what you’re doing if you can, and take three deep breaths in and out.  Name and absorb this moment of gratitude and joy and add it to your long term memory.  

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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by Gwen Lantz

Stay-at-home-Jill-of-all-trades I am hoping to create connections with people and the world around me, while being creatively engaged in what is happening right in front of my nose!

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