Watch Your Step!

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My husband and I took five days in October to hike the mountains of western Massachusetts. We thought the autumn would be a beautiful opportunity to spend some time surrounded by the colors of the season. What we didn’t predict was the amount of leaves on the trail that became almost treacherous after  the rain began!  Added to the wet leaves were the wet rocks sometimes hidden beneath the leafy blanket.  In spite of wearing great hiking boots, I wiped out more than one time when my footing was not as sure as I expected it to be. Continue reading Watch Your Step!

Run!

I know you’re wondering what snails have to do with running. Let me tell you about these cute, little, harmless-looking moon snails. Moon snails seek out clams and other similar ocean animals, drill a hole in the shell, and slurp out the insides. Still think they’re cute? Maybe cool, but I think they’ve lost the “cute” factor for me! Continue reading Run!

Come Closer!

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What do you see? Come a little closer!

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Hmmm…more than moss and bricks….come a little closer!

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Do you see the beauty now? The mossy brick walkway creates a charming view, but there’s much more to be discovered the closer you get. The details are striking!

As I sit in the hospital waiting for news from the surgeon operating on my son, I am reminded of the verse that says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). Coming closer to God opens my eyes to more of who He is, and calms my heart to trust him with my circumstances. I am so thankful for His calming presence right now!

Are you facing a daunting situation? It is not insurmountable for God, nor has it taken Him by surprise. He is fully capable of carrying you through it. He has promised, “Never will I leave you,  never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

You are never alone! Come a little closer….