Posts Tagged "Night Sky"

Calm in the Storm

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Articles | 4 comments

Calm in the Storm

Lightning streaked across the sky.  Thunder rumbled in the distance.  The rain didn’t come, but the humidity rose steadily, promising rain would come.  It was well after two in the morning, but I couldn’t sleep.  Sitting on the living room floor in front of the French doors that lead to my deck, with my terrified dog resting her head in my lap, I watched the seemingly endless lightning flashing through the dark.   What is it about storms that I just have to watch?  I have a good friend who is absolutely terrified of storms.  He was visiting one afternoon when a storm hit.  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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Expansive Beauty

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Articles | 1 comment

Expansive Beauty

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork.”  Psalm 19:1     It was another hard-to-sleep night.  I tossed and turned, but sleep eluded me (I know, I know, common theme in my writing, but it’s a repeat event in my life).  You can stare at the ceiling for just so long, wrestle with the sheets just so many times before you finally decide to get up for a few minutes.  “Maybe a little stroll through the quiet, dark house will help me to settle down and go to sleep,” I thought, throwing the covers off and searching the floor with my toes...

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Song of Creation

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Song of Creation

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork.  Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge.  There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.  Their line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world.”  Psalm 19:1-4   It was the rustling sound in the brush that got my attention first.  My heart jumped in my chest and I squeezed the brakes on my bike.  I stared into the woods, expecting to see a small bear or bobcat (bears in our area are seldom seen, but not impossible.  Bobcats...

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Gentle Sunset

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Gentle Sunset

The curtains are swishing gently against the window casing, a cool breeze chilling the air.  “Time to start closing a few windows,” I say to myself, closing the French doors leading to the deck.  “And to think just an hour ago, it was 70-ish.”  A few chickadees are still chattering on the feeder, though most have flown home for the night.  Crickets are singing a quiet song, the creek tripping over the flat stones on its bed as it makes it way through the neighbor’s yard.    Closing the porch windows, the remnants of the sun’s rays shining through the leaves of the trees...

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