STOP AND THINK – It is art that makes life…makes interest…makes importance, and I know of no substitute for the force and beauty of its process. (Henry James, American born 19th century writer in Britain)

In modern times as a result of amazing, almost unbelievable, scientific discoveries and inventions, we are inclined to elevate the scientific mind to the highest pinnacle and relegate art to a lesser priority. But, as James implies, without art life loses much of its beauty and interest. Be grateful for the advances of the age, but look for the beautiful, too.

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment . . . Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight (1 Peter 3:3-4).