What’s Behind That Innocent Color?

To look outside my window at the early April day, I’d say that it’s a lovely morning: fresh, young leaves on many trees, grass all green and bursting with the newness of the season, but, let me tell you, folks, it’s more than a bit nippy out. A walker just strode up the hill decked […]

The First Easter

The First Easter

“And very early in the morning of the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And he saith unto them, ‘Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen. He is not here.’” (Mark 16: 2, 6.  

A Day of Somber Reflection

I’ve often wondered why the Friday before Easter is called “Good”. Perhaps it was because it was good for mankind that God’s plan of Salvation was completed as Christ died on the cross that day. Or, maybe it used to be called God’s Friday. But in actuality it was a most horrific day, a day […]

That Time of Year

That Time of Year

A redbird (cardinal) just lit in the crepe myrtle bush in front of my window. Yesterday, while I was sitting on the deck, a black-capped chickadee flew onto my head. He was there only briefly because I, startled, brushed my hand on my head. Birds are busy, busy, building nests, sitting on eggs, or taking […]

Courtesy of Calendar

Today, spring sweeps in with flowered skirts. She is a capricious thing, apt to change her mind on the spur of the moment. Today, here in NW Arkansas, spring is trying on some warmer temperatures, but wait’ll tomorrow…she may show her stormy side.  Spring sometimes just doesn’t show us her good manners, so we have […]

Lovely Morning

It’s such a lovely morning, above freezing, sunshine, flowers hesitantly starting to take a peek at the world. I wonder, on such a morning, why there’s turmoil and trouble and hatred anywhere?  At last, I can breathe a sigh of relief for the robins. When snow and ice covered the ground, those real-life early birds […]

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