Monthly Archives: November 2010

Vicarious Blessing

My, what a God-beautiful day it was yesterday! Crystal clear air, warm sun after a frosty morning and skies that invite one to head out hiking to no particular place. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Evening

In my fifty-plus years of sunsets and shadows, I’ve never seen a more impressive play of light and tone, spectacular in its subtleness. Continue reading

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Night Clouds

Even in the coming of cold and rain, there may be some quiet gain of beauty, if we will but stand still for a moment. Continue reading

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Autumn Snapshot

I cap the bottle and set it under the window, turn back to my work, giving silent praise for God’s good beauty that brings us rest and refreshing, even in the midst of our labors.
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Making It Better

One of the great perils of remodeling is tearing out something that you think is in bad shape; you may very well find something in even worse shape behind, over or under whatever it was that you first tore out. … Continue reading

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Fresh-Milled Memories

I remember early autumns of my adolescence, helping make cider on the farm and in Kelvie Nicholson’s orchard, swapping turns at the heavy crank.

Tonight, for the first time, I miss my Dad.
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Walking Blind

The God Who Loves Us comes to us, kneels beside us and touches us in gentle compassion and lifts us up to walk again. Continue reading

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