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.

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