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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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Vicarious Splendor

It’s Thursday morning now and I’m still not ready to roller skate my way through a buffalo herd, but at least I can walk in the general direction of where I’m aiming. Continue reading

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Promise in the Clouds

There are wonders beyond our explanation that though inexplicable can yet be definitely experienced or otherwise witnessed. Continue reading

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A Sagging Sky

The sky looked like an El Greco painting done in shades of gray and turned on its side. Huge drops of cloud emerged from the dark bank and sagged toward the earth with light shafts of mist drifting between them. Continue reading

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Walking the Old Logging Trail

The sun’s sudden warmth on my face
burns through the thin of faded shirt,
reminding me that I was young
years ago
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Self-Preservation

In the quiet mist of early morning, a lone coyote emerges from the tall grass and low brush near the fencerow, makes its way across the rows of corn stubble. Continue reading

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More than Sparrows

We saw them as we walked out from the basement door on one of those bitter mornings two weeks ago: a group of bluebirds loosely huddled above the snow in the low branches of a mock orange bush. Continue reading

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Tree Snow

Even when the wonders of this life come and pass in the fog of our seeing, it is our perceiving that gives them glory.
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Still Night

Perhaps it is the whispering of God, drawing us in the beauty of the coldest night, joining us in our closest encounters, urging us to love as we are loved.
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Choices

In the dark of this morning’s dawning, I hold to these few minutes of quietness. Continue reading

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