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Spring in January

  It has been a very cold winter so far but last week, for a blissful day and half, the snow disappeared, the river ice creaked and thumped as it broke up, and the ditches flowed as though it were spring. We took a day off school to celebrate. It was an amazing day and, […]

God Presents the Savior: Behold My Servant

Throughout the entire Old Testament, repeatedly and in many ways, we are confronted with our need for a Savior.  Then in Isaiah 42:1-4, God presents him to us. “Behold, my servant,” he proclaims through Isaiah, pointing out six things he wants us to notice about him: Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in […]

A Rare Stay at Home Day

Stay at home days have become rare treasures in our life, but Monday was one of those, a beautiful gift from God. The outside world was piled high with fluffy snow.  School children had a snow day, but we did a wee bit of math and spelling beside the cozy fire. Then dozens and dozens […]

Under the Butternut Trees

I spent much of my blogging break working busily ‘as unto the Lord’ in the kitchen, the garden, the car, and elsewhere, but some of the best hours were spent under our butternut trees. It was my favorite spot this summer, a place of open-eyed prayer, read alouds, chats, and much-needed rest.  It was a summer […]

Glory to God

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!  (Luke 2:13,14) This, the greatest song ever sung on earth, has been dreamt about for millennia, and here are three human […]

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