by Mark Weinrich
I want to cultivate attentiveness for all the gifts God has placed in and around me. I want to be alert, sensitive to needs, aware of the hopeless, the hurting, and hungry. For my heart and mind are often numbed by circumstances oblivious to those with greater needs. For attentiveness with compassion is the key to mercy, the gateway to opportunity. Lord, help me focus in this fragmented and distorted world on the people and things that matter most to You.
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 138 news stand, inspirational, and literary publications. He has sold eight children’s books and currently has two fantasy novels on Kindle.