Chilled icicles on sweet September days resonate in the calm assurance that there is a hope beyond all human expectation. There is wonder beyond a free falling calamity that haunts the unexpected sojourner. If there was a time when the stars met or the galaxies collided than there must be a time when the two raging rivers meet under a thoughtful blue sky. If by chance there is a sealed embrace of a promise that will endure throughout the test and limits of time, speculation arises beyond all reason and logic that without a love so pure and divine there is sadness upon which titanium tears fall upon a dry green leaf. I am lost within, enamored by complete chaos, and I struggle to find words for this bittersweet moment in life. As with all new things and with all new creation the process of building and tearing down is painful. The sweetness of the smell of a fresh chocolate chip cookie or salted chocolately brown hot cocoa seems to ease the reality, and soften the lurking capacity of my mind to think beyond my years. Beyond the horizon of the unknown, the unthinkable, and the terribly exciting future to which we are called is the mundane day to day exercise called life. I simply long for what the glimpses of my soul have experienced. I simply reject all hindrances that would bind my creativity and depth of life. And for this moment, without any other in mind, peace springs up through a blindfold of confidence, security, and expected hope for the things to come on this new journey.
Chilled Icicles on Sweet September days
Rev. Crystal September 8, 2009 0 comments
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About The Author Rev. Crystal Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Urshan Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and History from Michigan State University. Crystal has served as a staff chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of ACPE. She served as a ministry staff leader for ACMNP in Yellowstone National Park and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation. She served on staff at Life Christian Church pastored by David Stephens doing outreach, guest coordination, youth leadership, Sunday school, and music ministry. She currently attends New Life Center pastored by Garry Tracy, and is involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching at nursing homes, teaching Bible Studies, and helping people connect to God and community. Crystal loves to spend time with her husband Luke, and her hobbies include writing, “thrifting,” eating ice cream, and playing Settlers of Catan and Scrabble with friends and family.