Posts Tagged "storms"

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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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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Who Do You Say That I Am?

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Articles | 6 comments

Who Do You Say That I Am?

I’ve spent several weeks dealing with my identity in Christ.  I am a child of the Most-High God, joint-heir with Christ, His daughter, His friend, His bride.  I am an apostle, scribe, His messenger.  I am loved, treasured, cherished.   Still, despite the reminders (over and over and over again!) of those truths, I’d again have trouble focusing on the Lord’s work and instead find myself focusing on the troubles, the obstacles, the arrows being shot in my direction. I was still saying, “Yes, Lord, but…” and then would spill out to God the doubts, fears, and reservations,...

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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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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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