Autumn’s Touch by the Creator’s Hand

Seasonal changes in middle latitudes are periodic and filled with variety. We are observing the arrival of Autumn in the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern US. It is my 70th year on earth, and I remember some of the same seasonal changes when I was less than a decade old.… Continue reading

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Care from the Highest Place but with Conditions

The light mist still lay at the bottom of the mountains. With eyes still blurry from sleep I could see the yellow and blue spots in the tall grass field behind the cabin. Finches and Indigo Buntings were having a feast on grass seed at the top of stalks still… Continue reading

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The Last Piece of Wood — A Maritime Parable About Preparation

The man was reaching up over his head in a compartment of the ship. With a tool in one hand and a piece of wood in the other, he carefully placed the piece where it was designed to be mounted. Each screw was tightened as it should be. He leaned… Continue reading

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Cut the Waters and Move Ahead — A Maritime Parable

I could see myself a few meters away from the axe bow of a ship. The grey hull was moving fast in normal seas. When the front edge of that cutting shape meets water, it is sliced. The force of the impact ejects spray up and slightly away from the… Continue reading

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Before the Wind — A Maritime Parable

I woke with a picture in my head in 2018. It was vivid enough for me to sketch it, think about it, and pray over it’s meaning. After decades of growing in Christ, I am acquainted with being led by the Word, circumstance, and even visions or pictures. This one… Continue reading

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