Old Year, New Year and Light

The banner depicts an insect caught in sap in ancient times in the Baltic Sea. It is in the Amber Museum in Lithuania. Over time it has become a lovely amber piece. Light shines through this particular shade of amber, but others are deep browns, reds, or milky white. How time has changed the original Read More …

Courage Weeding Star Thistle

Sometimes even weeding can give me a challenge. Start Thistle grew in a most inconvenient place. Psalm 18: 33 “He made my feet like the feet of a deer, and set me secure on the heights.” What made the reading so appropriate, was for the past two days I climbed up the cliff face below Read More …

Home is Where Love Abides

My home is where there is love. It is peaceful, beautiful and sometimes feels as if I am on holy ground here on top of this hill in Idaho. Tall pines frame the scene of majestic mountains in the distance, sometimes deer or elk, rolling green fields and few houses. The only sound is of Read More …

Grateful for all God’s gifts

Grateful for all God’s gifts by E. Ruth Harder It rained – beautiful moisture for the earth And me The whole world looks clean and new this morning. The skies capture the bluest color And white cloud scarves Adorning it to wear today The white-tailed does graze on emerald grass And lichen on tree bark Read More …

Devotional 11 – And Forever, Amen

Revelation 7: 12 Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen. In this last devotional based on the Lords Prayer, can we finally sing with the angels when our prayer is finished? Amen, it shall be so. What more can be Read More …

And the power and the glory forever

Luke 24: 24 They went to him and woke him up shouting, “Master, we are perishing.” And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm. Power. I have felt the power of earthquakes in California that result from the movement of tectonic plates. In the Read More …

Devotional 9 – For Thine is the Kingdom

For thine is the kingdom.  Matthew 6:33 But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O Lord, are the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heavens and Read More …