Mountain of the Holy Cross & Piper's "Seasoned Soul"
One of my favorite paintings is Thomas Moran's "Mountain of the Holy Cross." Painted in 1875, it captures a beauty that is both ragged and ethereal. The point of view is from the valley, looking up. It's a point of view we often have in life. Read more about the landmark's history here. See the painting here.
"...the seasoned soul in Christ has a steady joy and a steady sorrow. They protect each other. Joy is protected from being flippant by steady sorrow. Sorrow is protected from being fatal by steady joy."
Click here to read his application of Romans and Philippians to the concept. It will take you three minutes and will change your life. How is your soul seasoned? Is your joy often tainted by the concern of what's next?