Posts Tagged "storms"

Weird but Wonderful Day

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Weird but Wonderful Day

It’s been a weird day.  Snow squalls kept me trapped in the house (That isn’t the weird part.  It’s February in Upstate New York.  That’s pretty much the norm.), unable to spend the day at the church working on the bulletin, a task I enjoy on a weekly basis.  The wind has blown; the temperature has dropped; the sky has been gray and dismal.  I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m tired.  I’ve had the attention span of a two year old.  I’ve walked from window to window.  I’ve jumped from one magazine article to another.  I have accomplished almost nothing today (I...

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Sunlight And Snowbanks

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

Sunlight And Snowbanks

  Two more days until spring!  Well, according to my calendar, that is.  The weather most likely won’t pay attention.  The days are getting longer and birdsong greets me earlier each morning, a sure sign that spring is on its way.  Today, the sun is shining bright and beautiful, glistening on the piles of snow in the yard (Mountains of snow, would be more accurate!).  Tulips and daffodils won’t be pushing through the dirt anytime soon, though, those heaps of snow blocking their path and keeping the ground in frozen slumber for a few weeks longer.   Spring doesn’t...

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Light Keepers

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

Light Keepers

“Let your light shine before men…” Matthew 5:16   “If you were to ask a Light Keeper what they do, they would tell you that they keep the light lit.” (The Worlds Lighthouse Encyclopedia)   What is it that a Light Keeper REALLY does?  It’s more complicated than merely making sure that a light switch is in the “on” position, especially years ago when satellites and remote controls were a futuristic fantasy.  A Light Keeper is responsible for making sure that the fog-penetrating, night-illuminating fire, blazing through the multi-prism lens (known as a Fresnel lens)...

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The Manifest Church

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

The Manifest Church

The clouds are black and foreboding this afternoon.  Darkness is stretching its talons across the town, gripping tighter and drawing the shadows together.  Heavy, Styrofoam-like balls of snow pelt the windows and the side of the house.  It’s a good day to be inside, out of the wind and snow.  Yet, despite the gloomy winter afternoon, a speck of God’s presence is visible on the landscape.   The steeple of the little country church can be seen for miles.  From nearly any spot in my backyard, its white spire is discernible above the trees.  The tip points straight to heaven, a...

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Winter’s Blanket of Rest

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Winter’s Blanket of Rest

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Mr. Winter has arrived in Upstate New York.  Last year, he made his entrance calmly, a gradual drop in temperature and gentle snowfall.  Not this year.  This year, he has rushed in with wind and blowing snow.  His greeting has created havoc on the roads, closing the highway, warning the people to stay in, safe from his disabling activity.   I’m not a big fan of Mr. Winter.  I’m a new-life-of-spring or warm-activity-of-summer kind of woman.  I like watching the buds break forth on the...

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