by Mark Weinrich
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
Your consolations delight my soul. Psalm 94:19
Whatever captures my thought-life multiplies in kind: fear grows into worries, anger to grievance, unforgiveness to bitterness, dismay to hopelessness, self-pity into blame. How my creative thoughts are wasted in the weeds of perceived offenses, when the Lord wants to renew my mind. I am so grateful that Christ expands my vision above the petty and prickly nature of my past. He magnifies the beauty and fruit-filled flow of His Spirit through abounding goodness and the transforming power of unconditional love. And as I delight in His character He gives me agility of mind and will filled with mercy.
Mark Weinrich lives a creative life as a writer, photographer, musician, and artist—all wrapped together in an outdoorsman. He is a retired pastor and nine-year cancer survivor. His writing and photography have appeared in over 130 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.