Monday, October 25, 2010

A Monday Morning Reminder

Please give this a listen - I cried when I viewed it.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Actions Speak Louder

"Actions speak louder than words, but words, sincerely spoken, are vitally important. Complimenting your loved ones from time to time is necessary. It’s easy to find flaws to pick at. But it’s much more productive to find the positive side of a person and accentuate that. We create more by building people up than we do by tearing them down." (FranklinCovey GO Tip of the Day)

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Paradox of Christian Freedom

Martin Luther said it well:

"A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

In Awe of Autumn

Wind-whipped rains have blown out to sea, replaced by a cloudless sky, composed temperatures, and a brilliance of sun that only early October days can generate.

I have known storms, too - strong and ferocious - but I am experiencing a calm and peaceful season that draws from my soul deep thanks to a Father whose nurturing faithfulness enriches my life.

I don't post long compositions here anymore. A sudden life turn helped harnessed my energy and I now guide my creativity toward furthering the Master's wishes in these mountain peaks and valleys. Great pain has made this tangibility possible. Disappointment has delivered the deeper work and spew and wag gives way to more purposeful activities. Old longings yield to new intentions, not for position or power, but for the embrace of a divine providence that focuses my life through the lens of dedicated service.

As with these Adirondack weather patterns, so new storms will arise to threaten and intimidate. But I will remember that there is One who easily harnesses the chilly blast and ushers it out to the sea where it can threaten no more.