Tag Archives: Doniphan County Kansas

The Promise & Prophecy of Spring

We need the remembering that we were born to planting, made for growing and filled with the promise of God’s own good yield, sown in the fields of heart and soul. Continue reading

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A Bit Breezy

The sound of a large piece of metal roofing slamming into a door at fifty miles-an-hour can sure get your attention in a hurry! Continue reading

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An Ancient Art

My third son, Daniel, has been the premier outdoorsman of the family since his youth. His dedication has cultivated a skill level that rivals that of anyone I’ve ever met. Although we have fished together since he was a kid, this is the first time we’ve ever been on a hunt together. Continue reading

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Extenuating Circumstances

Imagine a twenty-ton dandelion, sixty-to-seventy feet tall and with branches extending thirty feet in every direction. That’s what the cottonwood tree is like during its month-long spawn.
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A Hard Spring

And in that returning, I believe her celebration will sound a stronger chorus, resonating with the bark and blooms of the Appalachians, a full resounding with all that God has made and done. Continue reading

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After the Front

To the east, just above the ridge that runs through Wathena, the last edge of three days’ of clouds forms a thin slate bed. Above that, a dull red lightens into pink, gives way to a pale hint of blue that stretches up and meets the passing darkness of night rising into day.
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A Strong Drawing

Autumn colors were barely past their peak as Dale and Betty drove us around and up and down the graveled hills and curves. Continue reading

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