Category Archives: Weather

January in Michigan

  The air is gently moving flurries of snow while on the ground and houses and in the trees the day’s accumulation gives a luminosity unseen in summertime.  It’s January in Michigan so this is normal and expected.  The recent … Continue reading

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The Promise of the Rainbow

Living in the Past:  Back in the late 1970’s I was returning to Michigan from California.  I had lived out there for almost two years and was now heading home.  I was driving through New Mexico when it started to … Continue reading

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The Best Gifts I Already Have

Lessons from Life:  There is a proverb which says “the best things in life are free.”  Actually that is the title to a song.  These are some of the words in the song recorded by Frank Sinatra. The moon belongs … Continue reading

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All That Gray Hair

Experience as a Flashlight: I stared at the man in the motel lobby who was talking to some other people.  He was balding and his face had moles, lines, and bumps.  I saw him however as a young man.  Underneath … Continue reading

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The gods of the peoples are idols

For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.  (Psalm 96:5 NRSV) What a world of truth this little verse contains.  In the first reference to higher power, the writer uses the word elohim, … Continue reading

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God is Praised to the Ends of the Earth

As I read the verse below I was struck by the idea that God is known and praised all over the earth. “Your name, O God, like your praise, reaches to the ends of the earth.”  (Psalm 48:10 NRSV) That … Continue reading

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The Love of God All Around Us

My wife and I read these words as we sat near our open deck door on this refreshing and gorgeous summer morning Psalm 104 NRSV 10  You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills, 11  giving drink … Continue reading

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God is the Rock of My Existence

Today is my birthday so I now must report an increase of one in my age, though really it’s just one more day.  And I must also report I am “getting up there” in years.  I notice that pain in … Continue reading

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Heaven-Breathed Freshness

Today my wife and I sat out on the deck for our morning devotions.  It is so handy to be able to get outside from our dining room.  There in the beauty of freshly leafed trees dripping with last night’s … Continue reading

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This Winter

People are talking about this winter in a new and peculiar way.  Normally we complain about the lack of sunshine and the tedium of snow shoveling.  Some mention a recently identified malady called Seasonal Affective Disorder.  This is a depressive … Continue reading

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