Sometimes changes in life follow the annual shifts in the seasons. This year that is proving to be the case. For almost three years I’ve had time to recoup from some major life changes. As a result, I’ve moved to a beautiful and inspiring place. Time has been filled doing volunteer work for several organizations, making new friends, traveling to Central Asia, and being available to encourage my adult children.
I’ve had time to rest and rekindle.
But the autumn shift this year has also brought a new job. With it comes an opportunity to speak into young lives and bring home a pay check. If you haven’t caught my enthusiasm yet, check out these photographs of Glen Eyrie, the conference center owned and operated by the Navigators. Nestled in it’s own secluded valley, it was originally the private home of General Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs.
Some of the regular residents rambling the acreage include a herd of big horn sheep, several rafters of turkeys (yes, I had to look that up), deer, and bear. As a conference center it is a place where people from all over the world come to learn and grow in their faith.
It is a peaceful place, one of my favorite spots on earth.
So, on this Multitude Monday, I begin my list with thanks for His gracious provision:
A new job
His perfect timing
A new season
A lingering summer
The first signs of approaching fall
The yellow in the treetops
The antelope grazing across the road, the herd grown this year to an even dozen
Sunflowers blooming across the fields
The moon dancing across the sky
Fields tanning across the hills as summer grows to a close
The grasses whispering as they fade
A chill in the evenings and a sweater to warm in
Candle light, warmth for the eyes and the heart
God’s purpose, manifest
God’s love and strength
~”And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”