Tag: Autumn

Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #5)

This poem was written in 2011, when a tree seemed to speak of the hope and purpose found in complete surrender. BARRENNESS It is autumn. I stand tall and proud, dressed with leaves ablaze in a glorious array of golds and auburns.   It… Continue Reading “Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #5)”

Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #4)

THE FREEDOM FROM OUR WORRIES AND FEARS Isaiah 43:1 (NRSV) But now thus says the Lord, he who created you… he who formed you: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Matthew 6:34 (NRSV) So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for… Continue Reading “Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #4)”

Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #3)

THE FREEDOM FROM OUR WOUNDS, GRUDGES AND RESENTMENTS Psalm 103:8-12 (NRSV) The Lord is merciful and gracious,     slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always accuse,     nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our… Continue Reading “Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #3)”

Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #2)

These autumn reflections remind us of the needful cycles and seasons of life, and the freedom that Jesus gives us when we are willing to let go. Like the beautiful autumn leaves, our lives will reflect the radiant splendor and the gentle surrender that… Continue Reading “Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #2)”

Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #1)

 Introduction- Tuesday, October 21 I love how God has created the seasons of nature, and how these seasons provide life lessons and inspiration for us. We too, experience the cycles of seasons in our lives- winters of barrenness and rest, springs of resurrection… Continue Reading “Radiant Splendor, Gentle Surrender (Autumn #1)”