Posts Tagged "journey"

Through the Desert to the Garden

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Articles | 0 comments

Through the Desert to the Garden

The sun emblazoned the crystals of sand.  Any breath of breeze picked up the sand and carried it along, throwing it into my face before swirling it across the expanse.  The heat pressed down on me, and my thirst was overwhelming.  I knew I wasn’t alone.  Turning my head to the right, I sensed a friend.  To the left – apprehension, fear.  I couldn’t, however, see anyone.  Pulling my legs up to my chest and resting my head against my knees, I whispered, “Lord, what’s going on?  Where am I and why am I here?”   I gasped awake.  Sweat poured from my body.  I reached for...

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Soon

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Articles | 5 comments

Soon

She strained her eyes to see through the darkness.  No light, not even a spark in the distance.  No sign of her visitor.   “Soon,” she said to herself as she closed the door to her simple home.  She moved across the room, checked the bread baking in the oven, and made sure the bottle was still full of wine.  She had to be ready.  She turned the wick in her lamp up a little higher.  It was darker than usual out, after all.  The light had to be seen from far away.    He could see the faint light from a great distance.  He had to make it to that light.  He knew that was...

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The Journey

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

The Journey

The door clicked closed behind him.  The sound sent both anxiety and anticipation running through his veins.   “You can’t get to your destination without looking ahead and taking your first step,” he told himself as he hoisted his light-weight sack higher on his back.   With eyes fixed on the distant mountainous expanse, he moved his right foot forward on the cobblestone walkway.  Then, he moved his left.  Right, left, right, left.  Before long, he was at the end of his own walkway.  With only the contents of his pack – a loaf of bread, some cheese wrapped in a cloth,...

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Tinsel, Tree and Nat King Cole

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Articles | 3 comments

Tinsel, Tree and Nat King Cole

What a beautiful night!  The snow is falling softly outside, each flake drifting gently past the window.  The lights sparkle brightly from the tree, reflecting off the little glass jewels that hang from each branch.  Each child has an ornament for each year of his life hanging from a branch on the tree.  There is even a special ornament celebrating the first Christmas of marriage.   It’s just the two of us, hanging the sparkling strands of silver tinsel from each tree-limb.  Nat King Cole is singing with emotion about Mary’s boy child, the Son of God who comes to save the...

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Changing Seasons

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Changing Seasons

I have never been a fan of winter.  I don’t like to be cold and I don’t like snow.  Winters in Upstate New York usually start early in November and don’t finally end until the end of May.  The middle months – January and February – are treacherous, travel nearly impossible.  Without fail, at least one entire week in February is spent confined to the house, the roads closed and businesses shut down due to the impassible conditions, whole-family-effort needed to clear the driveway and sidewalk of the snow – not once or twice during the day, but over several hours, many times...

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