And he lifts up his arms in a blessing; For being born again
I walked out the door this morning and was checked hard by a moist cold wind that smelled so fresh and clean that I had little choice but to stand still, feel, smell, and then praise God for His blessings. Praise Him for seasons that turn and turn again and days so in-your-face awesome that even should you be consumed with internalized doldrums or busy thinking those work-a-day thoughts, they will gobsmack you with beauty and pleasure.
And the wrens have returned, and are nesting; In the hollow of that oak, where his heart once had been. And he lifts up his arms in a blessing, for being born again.
— Rich Mullins, The Color Green, A Liturgy a Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band
Christian is a software/web designer in the Univ of MO College of Ed, Dept of Ed Psych, a Marshwiggle, and a Ragamuffin who struggles to understand a great many things about life, faith, relationships, and himself.