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Seasons

Tui

Tui, with your white throat, you dance on the flimsy limb, and sing a song, that keeps me listening. As the wind tosses the leaves against a leaden winter sky, I wonder you have a tune still that causes your breast to rise . I fear the cold that I can feel in the...

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Changes

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted, A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A...

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Buy Some Mums

I don't like fall. Now I realize that I'm in the minority here. Most don't care for intense heat of summer and are happy when the days start to shorten, the nights begin to cool down, and the leaves commence to change colours. Many go so far as to say that fall is...

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Even for Leaves

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" (Jeremiah 29:11) A few years back we had such a warm, dry autumn. The leaf colors didn't peak as in other years. That beautiful...

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What is Your Season?

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) The Lord gave me a word today about seasons as I walked a trail alongside the river at the base of a mountain. The air was crisp and cool and the leaves had fallen...

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Why is Winter so Special?

Why is winter special? I asked myself today. There really isn't very much to make it bright and gay. But then I took another look, and much to my surprise, A fairy tale of secrets was revealed before my eyes. The pine trees wear a white fur cap and an elegant matching...

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The Longest Winter

It has been the longest Winter this year. First came the weeks of the polar vortex accompanied by record breaking, below zero temperatures, frozen water pipes, and wind chills that cut into your bones like an icy knife. Next came the snowstorms one after another...

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Springtime in our Souls

When Springtime finally comes to the mountains of my home the days feel like a preview of paradise. Spectacular sunshine arrives to bath the woodlands in its golden glow, and there is hour after hour of lovely light. The temperatures rise and wrap everything in their...

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