Happy Birthday to Friend, D. Elton Trueblood who was born on this day in 1900. Throughout his 94 years, he made a mark as a Quaker Author and Theologian. He also served in faculty or chaplain positions at several schools of note including: Guilford College, Haverford College, Harvard University, Standofrd University, and ending his career in Richmond, IN at Earlham College. He was also a founder of Earlham School of Religion. He has left quite a legacy through his writings and work to inspire deep religious contemplation among many.

One of the noblest words in our language is “grace,” defined as “unearned blessing.” We live by grace far more than by anything else. Accordingly, I find that the one thing which I want to put into practice in my own life is the conscious and deliberate habit of finding someone to thank.

-D. Elton Trueblood