Oh no! What was that noise? Without moving, or even peeking out from under the covers, I knew what that noise was: it was rain. My heart sank! Yesterday’s weather forecast sure was wrong. Today was suppose to be sunny and warm, yet the sound of pelting rain immediately contradicted that prediction. My first thought…

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The Gift Every Christmas, just like you, I’m faced with the decision of what gift is best for each person on my list. Which one do I choose can become a bit of a dilemma. However, if there was such a thing as an “adorable scale,” a puppy would rank right at the top. Imagine…

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A few mornings back I woke to find the most beautiful mist covering the landscape out back. It always amazes me to find how often nature mimics what is going on in real life. It is just one more layer of confirmation of how God uses His very own creation to give new understanding and…

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Ice pelting against the windows was the first thing I heard to give an indication this was going to be a night of interrupted sleep. Listening closer, I could hear the wind beginning to pick up. Nature was kicking up its heals. Creation was certainly speaking loudly, so why not get up, sit by the…

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As you walk into my office the first thing you will see on the wall, above the window where you see a variety of birds playing and feeding outside, is a sign that reads: I sing because I am Happy I sing because I am Free For His eye is on the Sparrow And I…

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A crisp cool rain settled in well before sunrise this morning. Snow is even predicted a little later in the day. It is a perfect morning to snuggle up next to a warm fire with my first cup of coffee. If I had known the weather was going to change so quickly maybe I could…

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beautiful swan poem

Sitting down in the rocker out back, I took a deep breath. The beauty of the reflection of the water allowed my spirit to wrap around God’s voice. “Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10.   Then a very unusual gift came floating by and the words flowed…   Oh, Beautiful Swan…

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rest for the weary not spiders

There are times it is best just to tell on yourself and get it over with. This is one of those times. With one eye open, I noticed something moving outside our sun-room window. It was hard to make it out because the sun was barely forming a thin line in the morning sky. Was…

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