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Finding Joy in Another Clean Window

We’re spring cleaning around here, a little bit at a time.  A few hours after Miss 14 and I finished this window area, the sun shone in and made the plants glow. That sunshine brought joy, but it wouldn’t have if we had not stopped to see it, pay attention to it, and be thankful for it.  Perhaps […]

Spring versus Winter

It has been a hard struggle between spring and winter.  Now, with the forecast above freezing for the next five days, it seems that spring will win.  Finally. The pictures show how our view has changed in the last week.  Right now our world is white, hopefully for the last time this spring! Last year […]

Birds Still Do Sing

It has been a long, hard winter.  Lots of snow, lots of ice, lots of cold, and lots of distressing life-stuff. The other day I stood outside, trying to get into my locked house.  I didn’t want to be outside, and there was no objective reason why my house key shouldn’t work, but it didn’t. […]

Pi Day—An Opportunity for Praise

God has built many surprises into the universe for us to discover and enjoy. One of them is the number pi which begins with 3.141592… and continues on for at least 13 trillion digits, perhaps forever. What is so special about this number?  Simply this:  it shows up throughout nature in the most surprising places, […]

Five Week Wrap Up: Life, School, and Books

The past weeks have been moving in many ways. First there was my 50th birthday when my five siblings from all over Canada flew in to celebrate.  There is no way to describe how loved that made me feel.  We had a wonderful time together and, though everyone’s life is back to normal, the weekend strengthened […]

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