Saturday, February 28, 2015


A lot of old order Mennonite and Amish live in our area. So quite a few stores have hitching posts. Such was the case when we visited a large Farmer's Market last fall. It was raining and this horse was drenched. He was waiting on his Master, who was inside shopping.

“Are you the one who gave the horse his prowess and adorned him with a shimmering mane? Did you create him to prance proudly and strike terror with his royal snorts? He paws the ground fiercely, eager and spirited, then charges into the fray.”

Job 39

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Cat & The Swan

I recently acquired this pretty swan, and I put it on my kitchen table. Sunny thinks she is very pretty too. In fact, he has been caught kissing and stroking her more then once. I think he's in love.

I hate to tell him she isn't real. It might send him into shock.

“Your neck is carved ivory, curved and slender.” 
Song of Solomon 7

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


A few days ago when I opened the front door, the snow looked like this. Perfectly shaped into  pillows, or a beautiful comforter. This is the way it fell. And not just in our yard. There were pillows in fields, and everywhere else. How does such a thing happen?

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting on silvery-toed slippers of snow,

And we, we were children once again.
-Bill Morgan Jr.
“When Jacob got up early the next morning, he took the rock that he had used for a pillow and stood it up for a place of worship. Then he poured olive oil on the rock to dedicate it to God…”
Genesis 28

Monday, February 23, 2015

The Dish

A month or so ago, we drove up a hill. The sun was very low and about to set. It made the side of this brick building light up. And the shadow of this huge dish fascinated me.

                    It was a momentary distraction from the real reason we had driven up here.

 “You’ll forget your troubles; they’ll be like old, faded photographs. Your world will be washed in sunshine, every shadow dispersed by dayspring. Full of hope, you’ll relax, confident again; you’ll look around, sit back, and take it easy.”

Job 11