DSC_7843The stillness of it all.

The bitter winds and icy floor.

Hear the crunching as you move.

Feel the sting of the morning breeze on your cheeks.

Don’t miss a walk through winter.

Because it’s part of His plan.

He’s setting the stage.

Almost as if the curtain is drawn in a blanket of snow,

Hiding all that is to come.

Holding us in anticipation of what lies beneath.

And then one day it will happen-




Spring will arrive!

Warm sun

Green grass

Chirping birds

Budding trees and blooming flowers

There’s beauty in the announcement of a new season, a new beginning.

But I know me well enough to know I would never grasp the beauty in the glorious arrival of spring had I not had the courage to take a good, long walk through winter.

Song of Solomon 2:11-13

See! The winter is past;
    the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth;
    the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
    is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit;
    the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling;
    my beautiful one, come with me.”