Posts Tagged "Nature"

The Cries of the Earth

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018 in Articles | 2 comments

The Cries of the Earth

Thunder rumbles in the distance.  Lightening streaks across the sky.  The wind sweeps in, twisting the tree limbs, shaking the few remaining leaves to the ground. Within seconds, snow and sleet are pelting the windows.  It doesn’t take long for the ground to change from green to white.  Our first winter storm has blown in.  The calendar still says “fall,” but in Upstate New York, winter has begun.   The weather has been strange everywhere this year.  It seemed that last winter lasted into early June, spring lasted a week or two then summer arrived.  Our summer was short, a...

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A Need For Rest

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Articles | 6 comments

A Need For Rest

Beautiful and warm have been the norm this summer. I can hear the birds singing outside my office window.  A family of squirrels is chattering to one another in the branches of the trees.  The breeze rustles the leaves.  It’s all so peaceful, relaxing.  Well, now it is.  My day didn’t start out that way.   Sleep doesn’t come easily to me.  I average about 5 hours a night.  Some nights I get 6, other nights only 3 or 4.  Last night was one of my 3-hour-nights.  I woke up tired and cranky. I had to drag myself out of bed, force myself to the kitchen, and wrestle with my...

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Spring Spectacle

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Articles | 0 comments

Spring Spectacle

  Tomorrow is Easter – Resurrection Sunday.  My Bible is open before me, the scripture describing the brutal beating and horrific death of our Lord staring up at me from the pages.  I ponder the events, the reality of what the Lord did for me.  He took my sins, died my death, and went to the grave in my place.  He was my sacrificial lamb, my atonement.  I sip my coffee and stare out the window.  Today, over two thousand years ago, Christ was in that grave, defeating death, and awaiting the dawn of the third day – the dawn of the morning and the dawn of the Son, proclaiming His...

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Joy in the Ordinary

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Articles | 4 comments

Joy in the Ordinary

  “You have put gladness in my heart…” Psalm 4:7a     It’s snowing – again – still – as usual (for this time of the year).  It would be pretty if we hadn’t already seen 250” of snowfall this season.  After a time, you feel claustrophobic and restless.  Each “trip” through the house has included looking out the windows to see if the snow is slowing down.  It hasn’t.  If anything, it keeps getting heavier.    “Help me to see the beauty, Lord,” I sigh as I turn from the bedroom window, the laundry basket seemingly heavier than when I first picked...

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Overflowing with Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in Articles | 2 comments

Overflowing with Thanksgiving

Ribbons of sunlight and slight patches of blue push through the clouds.  Gray skies, gusting winds, freezing temperatures, and steady, blowing snow have held me hostage.  Nearly four feet of snow fell in less than 48 hours.  The calendar may still say “Autumn,” but the picture outside my window definitely says “Winter.”  The snow clings to every leafless, barren branch.  The cold bites through layers of clothes.   The sunlight and blue sky, while sparse, are comforting.  I close my eyes and whisper “Thank you, Lord, for the sun and blue sky.”   I open my eyes and...

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