Saturday, February 26, 2011
When we truly believe that our Redeemer lives, as did Job, we can endure whatever life sets before us. Happiness is transitory and often self indulgent; very few of life's lessons come out happiness. Our growth comes out of the travel through the valley of the shadow. My brother Greg is gaining emotional and spiritual strength, but his body is still in the shadow as he waits in the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers that he will know God is lovingly present, walking with him through this time.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
My brother Greg has experienced God's hand is stopping his internal bleeding, and providing him with a highly skilled vascular surgeon who was able to seal the two nicks in Greg's superior mesenteric artery through laparoscopic surgery. Greg needs continued prayers that the blood thinner he needs to maintain his mechanical heart valve will reach the right levels, and that he will gain physical, emotional, and spiritual strength as the days go on.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Last week, after a recent snow fall, I took the opportunity to drive up to Anthony Lake for a late afternoon photo shoot. I always love to take at least one snow shoe photo shoot at the lake. I never know what kind of photo opportunities I am going to discover. This time I found icicles. They may have been there in past years, but this year I finally "saw" them.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
As usual, Oswald Chambers, as CS Lewis, nails the reason for prayer: in our prayer life, God does not give us the answers we mere mortals want, He gives us Himself. And, if we are willing to accept that relationship, we do find the peace that Isaiah speaks of.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Rueben Job writes these wonderful words of assurance: "To remember who creates us and recreates, who calls us again and again, who knows us completely and loves us unconditionally is to be prepared, as Jesus was, for all that is to come. We need have no fear of today or anxiety about tomorrow. We belong to God who claims us as beloved children and holds us close in the embrace of strength and love. Listen and remember today that God calls your name and be transformed and sustained in all that awaits you."
Hard rime is a white ice that forms when the water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. It is often seen on treesatop mountains and ridges in winter, when low-hanging clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes to the windward (wind-facing) side of tree branches, buildings, or any other solid objects, usually with high wind velocities and air temperatures between −2 °C(28 °F) and −8 °C (18 °F).