Mere has been in Amarillo since Thursday afternoon. So I have been solo and pretending not to miss her. I have been spending much time in meditation and resting. I feel relaxed and recovered.
I have not really had much time to relax upon my return from Seminole this summer. Then I got the pneumonia and have been fighting exhaustion since. I think I have slept an average of 12 hours on Friday and Saturday night.
In this meditative state I realized that just about every year I encounter a bit-o-depression as we enter fall and exit summer. I have only bettered some of the past episodes as I am better equipped to deliver some existential crisis.
I wonder what tomorrow will look like. I have much hope in the future. I pray God continues to provide in the manner I have experienced thus far. Which is abundantly and disguised as crisis.
I have been listening to pop/rock covers by The Vitim Quartet and The Modern American String Ensemble. My favorite thus far is “Run to the Hills.” With “Somebody to Love’ a close second. I love the use of classical instruments to bring a new vigor to modern music. This is what the Emerging Conversation hopes to bring about in the church.
We need to continuously look inward; afflict the comforted and comfort the afflicted. The sweet sound of beauty centered upon Christ’s dying love…We are all looking for somebody to love.
A hope lies in the tempest of the Fall Funk. I pray that God tills the soil of our hearts and brings forth a new seed, a new crop this fall as we enter winter. God grant everyone calm and peace. Let war cease and draw us near you. One people…one broken people.