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Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24

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Summer Saturday


Lying under the pine trees
on top of prickly cones,
the birds sang a lullaby
in melodious tones. Read more…

Snow Birds


I am usually an early riser. It doesn’t matter if it is the weekend or a day off, I love a good sunrise. My mantra has been, “the early bird gets the worm”. Plus, I love long days.

In the spring and summer I tend to play a little game in the morning called, “who will rise first”. This game is played with the neighborhood birds and me. I try to rise before the first bird rolls out of the nest and let’s out it’s first chirp of the day.

You may think this is a little strange, especially to all of the night-owls reading this post after noon when you roll out of bed. All I am doing is raising my awareness of the beautiful creation God has given us. In fact, as I sit here on this beautiful sunny Saturday morning, I do not hear any birds chirping. My little friends have started to head south for the winter.

I challenge you to sit in awareness today. Let me know what facet of God’s creation piques your awareness. Feel free to share in the comments section below.

Mark 1:35 (NIV)
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.

Summer Lullaby


On a beautiful summer evening…

The bedroom windows are open and the ceiling fan works the night shift. My husband lets out a little snore. Three of the cats have positioned themselves on the bed and the fourth is on neighborhood watch staring out a window.

The tree-toad sings a solo as the crickets hum the melody. Nature is singing me a lullaby.

[yawn] Good-night my friends.

Psalm 4:8 (NIV)
  In peace I will lie down and sleep,
   for you alone, LORD,
   make me dwell in safety.

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