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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Blessings of Autumn – 7 November 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Early this morning, as I usually do, I glanced out our sliding glass doors toward the lake. In the eastern sky, just above the tree line, a dramatic golden sunrise came into view. I grabbed our camera and went out to try to capture some of this beauty that lasts for only a short time.

It’s hard to describe the joy I feel at this time of year, but here’s this morning’s attempt to put my feelings into words:

Blessings of Autumn
By Mary T. Hoffman
(Written 7 November 2007)

Why do I love this time of year
When winter winds and cold draw near?
Is it the leaves – bronze, yellow, red –
Honking geese who fly o’erhead?

Is it the lake’s ethereal cover,
Autumn fog that comes to hover,
The gauze-like morning mist –
All of this I can’t resist?

The joy to me that autumn brings
Surpasses all the worldly things
That one can buy at any store;
God’s creation offers more.

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