Tag: spring

Spring Has Sprung!

 May 13, 2023

Have you noticed a new spring in your step? I have. “For, behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] has come.” (Song of Solomon 2:11) Yes, here in Michigan spring has sprung! Fool’s Spring Sure, we had those […]

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The Vagaries of Spring in Michigan

 May 11, 2022

I’ve lived in Michigan all my life. I’m well aware of the vagaries of spring in Michigan. And yet, every spring I struggle just the same. The calendar says spring starts March 20. We all know the lie in this. There is still snow yet to fall, even a late March or early April snowstorm. […]

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Goodbye Spring, Hello Summer!

 June 21, 2017

Another spring gone by. Trees now wear a full headdress of leaves. It has been safe to plant vegetables and flowers for weeks now, as the fear of a debilitating frost is gone. Pools are open and ready to welcome swimmers of all ages. Life is good. The calendar marks this day as a boundary […]

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Spring Fever

 April 28, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Ah, spring! Sunshine and a warm, caressing breeze. Time to shed winter coats and thermal tops like a snake sheds skin. Open the windows. Clean the house. Tend the yard. Wash the car. Ah, spring! Time to sit on the porch and bask in your gladdening breezes. Time to […]

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Refreshment

 April 21, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life Little babies coo and smile, waiting to be baptized. Knobby buds appear on trees, waiting for release. Crocuses push through a thin layer of late snow. Piglets squeal on the farm. Wobbly colts try out shaky legs. Spring is finally here! Easter is finally here! Therefore, reform your lives! […]

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Birthing Ground – Awaiting Spring

 March 20, 2017

Lent – Season of Change Dull ache. Pervasive. she hurts, yet she does not feel. Does this emptiness mask emotions she is unable to express, unable to accept? She doesn’t like what’s happening in her life. She hurts. She’s afraid. What is happening?  Is this the birthing ground of change, of transformation? How long must […]

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