Christmas brings expectations of joy, doesn’t it? We expect to be full of joy when we receive the gifts that top our wish list, or Continue reading Where to Find Joy
I call this “The Stare.” It communicates confident expectation that if she stares at me long enough, Continue reading How Are We To Live in Hope?
Our house sits on a corner lot, and that little bit of street showing between the bushes is what’s left of an old driveway from when the house was built back in the 80’s.Continue reading Street
In the fall I planted flower bulbs, and promptly forgot what I planted. These crocuses were a welcome surprise when they popped up, and finally popped open! After the dreariness of winter, they are a sure sign that the weather really will improve.
Today is rainy, cold and windy, and my crocuses are closed up against the elements. But I have seen their promise that warmer temperatures are right around the corner! I just have to wait and be patient. There’s nothing I can do to speed things up, I simply have to wait.
Here we are, doing what we can to protect lives by staying home. There’s nothing we can do to make this process go any faster except hunker down and stay away from people. We simply have to wait.
But this season of waiting will itself come to an end one day! It won’t last forever. My flowers are a reminder that one day soon the world will open again, and we’ll be out and about visiting friends and relatives. When our freedom returns, we’ll have a new appreciation for so many things!!
Just as the world has seasons, our lives have seasons, too. Winter is not my favorite, but it passes. This season will pass in time, as well.
Thank you, God, for flowers, and for the reminder!
Brick is not a common building material where we live now, so when we were in Belgium in the fall, I was intrigued by these metal anchor plates on exterior walls. Continue reading Your Anchor Plate is Showing!
We had taken a boat ride across Jennie Lake and hiked up the Continue reading True Colors