Let’s Have a City Roll-Call!

Ok, Sisters, your replies to the previous post have inspired me to pen this one. As I read through your comments to our walk through the woods, I was stricken with a fresh sense of awe over the lovely grace of God to tie our lives together in Christ from so many different locations. We are a clickstream from a spider web in thousands of ways but this screen can also become a coloring book of connect-the-dots for people who love Jesus. Last night when I did Bibby’s Secret Closet with Annabeth and Jackson, I gave Annabeth one of those CraZArt Spiral Art sets. You know what I’m talking about:


Since I talked in the previous post about where I live, lots of your comments referenced your own surroundings. By the time I’d noted the locations of the first six, I practically had a lump in my throat. The gift I gave Annabeth last night popped right back into my mind. Your comments swirled the page like geographical Spiral Art, and of the sacred kind, bright and multicolored. Just take a look at a smattering of them and behold a glimpse of you. Each of these sentences are copied and pasted from comments to the last post that took us on a walk through the country.


I live in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and we are just waiting for Spring.


I’m here in the Mid Atlantic on the shores of the Delmarva Peninsula where the winter won’t loosen its grip and we still have snow on the ground when we should be about ready to cut grass for the first time this season.

Next time, let’s do a walk in New Zealand!!

I have been out enjoying our Spring weather too because before we know it we will be trapped indoors with the air conditioning
here in Az. (Arizona)

We are still waiting for it here in Ohio—it snowed yesterday!

My family has the privilege of owning a cabin in the NC mountains and it’s a little slice of heaven on earth.
(North Carolina)

Wave surges are shockingly high – my fair Island
will be swallowed up in the storm surges. So thank you for the glimpse of Hope in Spring.. -6 C wind chill feels like -29 just in case we thought we might like to put our face outside tonight… 
(I loved this one because I don’t have a clue where it is but it’s a “fair island” and COLD. Thank you, Iris! You took me there through your words without my even knowing where I’d gone!)

I love long walks in the country, but being from Illinois, I don’t quite have the same scenery you have (and might I say in a whining voice…I also don’t have your TexMex), especially those slithering things (except the black snakes).

l appreciated, being a California girl, all the references to various snakes, and remember the “rattlers” we used to see all the time…now living in Costa Rica, snakes have taken on a whole new meaning: we have some deadly AND aggressive snakes here, not shy, like the rattlers, but snakes that will actually “hunt you down.”

Living on the Portage River for nine years in MI, I experienced lovely spiritual moments: our giant blue heron flying low down the river, a white mother swan swimming down stream with a baby swan on her back, a shy deer family eating apples from under our apple tree. precious moments I’ll treasure now that we are living in the desert in AZ.
(She goes on to identify Fountain Hills, AZ)

Thanks for the refreshment…still feels like winter in PA…longest winter ever!

Your back woods look alot like mine up here in Central Saskatchewan – except for the fact that we’re still layered in a few feet of snow.

Loved taking this walk with you! I love your wild woods! They remind me of the woods around here in TN

AHHH where were those boots last night? We had a black snake on our porch and here in my neck of the woods in Uganda…


Come on, somebody! Give the Lord some praise! Is that gorgeous, or what??

So here’s what I want you to do if you feel like participating. Leave a comment telling us where you live and, if you don’t mind, add a description heavy on adjectives so we can picture ourselves there with you. I am looking so forward to this!

I’m so blessed to serve you, Sisters. The beauty of sisterhood in Christ is a work of divine art.  I kept thinking that last week at the Colour Conference in Sydney because my friend, Bobbie Houston, has been so phenomenally used by God to gather a sisterhood of servants around the world to aid the poor, the oppressed, and the abused. We are a part of the same sisterhood because we are also in Christ and called to do some good in this weary world.

What an honor to seek Him with you. Unity is not about lining up on 100 points of doctrine. It’s about faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the holy Son of God, born of a virgin, crucified for our sins, raised from the dead, and returning to take His Throne. If that’s what you believe, you’re blood to me. I think sometimes the stuff of unity is all the sweeter to Christ – not when we already see eye-to-eye on all our doctrine but – when we don’t. Sometimes just agreeing that Jesus Christ is Lord is bond enough. When we only agree to love people and walk with people just like us, that’s tantamount to making our goal to become more like ourselves. Ick. Somebody else can have that. I’m trying to figure out how to forget myself, not make a mirror out of every woman of God I see. I want people to sharpen me, to cheer me onward when I’m discouraged or harassed, to make me think, and to keep me growing. A mirror can only make me more like me.  Give this girl a seat by the window and let her capture the features of Christ gathered from the faces of many.

OK, rescue us all before I get sappier. Let’s hear about your locations!



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  1. 551
    Kim B. in Az says:

    I am in Thatcher Az. The weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind. I gets down in the 40’s at night and 70’s and 80’s during the day. Like the weather poem says march come roaring in like a lion around here. The wind kicks up around mid day most days, some times earlier and sometimes later. We have a 10,000 foot Mt about 15 min away. So I could go up and play in the snow this time of year if I am so inclined. It really it sort intriguing cause in a half hours time you can go from scrub brush and cactus up to aspens and such. During the summer it is nice to go up there to get a break from 100 plus degree weather. Behind my house is desert, you know with cactus, dirt, mesquite, palo verde’s and scrub brush. Oh yes there are houses too. Well I hope you get a little glimpse of my corner of the world.

  2. 552
    Elizabeth says:

    I live in the unincorporated town of Centerville, Wisconsin. It’s already up to 43° out here on the farm. There’s still snow on the ground, but now there are now streams of water flowing through the yard. Thank goodness spring is here-it was a very harsh winter.

  3. 553
    Audrey says:

    Audrey here, from Ohio-about an hour northwest of Columbus. We’re having some wild winds today-rattling the windows and gusting about. The winds take the rain and frozen stuff in the air, swirl it about and pitch it right at us. It’s quite the accompaniment track for one who desires to nap 🙂 Temperatures are to climb in the next day to bring weather fit for a baseball game, which today’s weather had to postpone. Nothing’s greening up just yet, but give us a few 50 degree days and we’ll see so much green, so many flowers popping forth-I’m so glad life continues to come from what was seemingly dead. Only God. So thankful He has drawn this community together!

  4. 554
    eva in tennessee says:

    Spring is trying ever so hard to emerge here in good ole Rocky Top territory of Knoxville, TN…it’s been springing up Orange lately with March Madness in full bloom as well! Last week, we had about ten minutes of SNOW that completely covered the grass areas and then melted in the next ten minutes…after having lots of freezing cold days interspersed with just a little cold days since January. We VOLS are ready for mild temps our Springs usually bring us as the Buttercups, Phlox, Lenten Roses, etc. peek out at everyone for a few weeks while the Dogwoods and Azaleas are preparing their costumes next! Beware, allergy sufferers! It’s the time of the year everyone gets blessed (Achoo, snif, snif) LOTS!!

  5. 555
    Veronica Lee says:

    I LOVE seeing all these cities its just a reminder that God’s story is everywhere not just in our “kneck of the woods” I live in Atlanta , Georgia. we all here have been anxious for spring as our winter season has been extra long.. we are not used to having such long winters as they are short lived here. but the rain has been turning our grass green and the buds are falling off the trees as I write this . the birds are definiatly out I just love my little “mr and mrs” Cardinal that come to my patio for seeds each day. its so good to welcome spring.

  6. 556
    Lynn says:

    Just outside Jonesborough, which is Tennessee’s oldest town. Our winters are usually on the mild side, so this year’s bitter temperatures and snowfalls were a nasty surprise. The forsythia, Bradford pear trees, and jonquils are in bloom or starting to bloom. Patches of onion grass dot my yard. Soon it will be time to mow. I love the smell of freshly-cut grass.

  7. 557
    Ems D says:

    Hi, I am from Portchester, near Portsmouth, England. Today it was lovely and sunny (about 60 degrees I guess). I walked round our local Castle , built in the 11th Century and it was a lovely spring day. The blossom was out and the daffodils swayed in the wind. Everyone seemed that little happier as it is the first sunny weekend we’ve had this year.

    God Bless

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    Judy says:

    I am sitting our family room in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Today we are actually above zero at long last; however, spring is a long way from doing her lovely dance of liberation for us. As I look out my bay window, I see my gorgeous trembling Aspen; she is bent over low and sad after December’s brutal ice storm broke her proud stance. My lilac trees still bare of their coming beauty shiver in the breeze, their branches lifted toward the sky in supplication. Come sun, come warmth, come, please come spring! There are Evergreens too, which are an offering of eternal hope, the green that will not quit no matter what winter whips their way. Occasionally, a cardinal will alight on one of the bare branches bringing a thrill of scarlet delight to our gray days. For us in Ontario it will be mid-May before Spring will bloom in all her glory. And so we wait, anticipation and longing hand in hand.

  9. 559
    Danni Martin says:

    I am sitting at home near Mansfield Ohio watching the rain, sleet and now snow fall once again. God has been testing us this year. Our pastor of 18 years is moving to another church. He is being lead there by God and I am sure it will be hard for him and for us to let go. Please pray for my wonderful church and for what God has next for us. We have many strong women in my church. We have 2 different Beth Moore studies going on twice a year every year. We are connected thru DVDs, emails and books. I even carry around an e-mail you sent me last year in my purse. You are such a blessing to us!!!

  10. 560
    Deb says:

    Hi from Windsor, Connecticut…a gray but warm (relatively speaking) day as we wait for spring to truly arrive. At least here all of the snow has melted except for a few small patches here and there. Our mid-sized town is just outside of Hartford…and we live just a mile down the road from Bloomfield, where I saw you, Beth, in a Living Proof Live event a few years ago in October at the First Cathedral, which is a mega-church by our area’s standards. 🙂 The trees have buds here and the daffodils are just starting to poke up…I just took a drive with my kids up to Massachusetts to have breakfast in an old-fashioned “sugar house” with real maple syrup straight from the maples outside. There was lots of snow still up an hour to our north, so that encouraged all of us that at least we’re making progress. I always say one of the best parts of living in New England is when spring arrives, you appreciate it so much it’s almost worth going through the winter to have it! God bless you Beth and all of the siestas out there near and far!

  11. 561
    Pamela Payne says:

    Walk with me down a long country road where mountains and beautiful God bones are planted. Picture fences of barb and sticks where pastures rich and full of God and cows and deer and babies dwell…and hidden around every bend in the road are the stories. The cabins and tractors and sixty foot trees whose roots lay gnarled with memory and horseshoes. Abandoned and beautiful so deep with story that I hear the whispers from the road and push through barbed wire just to get closer. I want to take them home because they live in me now and I think about them and I know they are not finished.
    I don’t want them to be.
    These beautiful bones are buried deep in rich Eastern Sierra country at the base of a Mountain we call Mount Tom. The majesty and glory and shadow and light of his face draw me and stop me and steal any words that were left.
    God is here in this place called Forty Acres where I walk and Praise and look and see. A place where His Glory centers me and helps me see past everything ugly in the world.
    Come and visit. Come and walk with me down a country road.

  12. 562
    Warm In Alaska says:

    Hello from Palmer, Alaska! I live on a lake and face due north, overlooking the Talkeetna Mountains, in particular a valley in the range called Hatcher’s Pass where we love to go play: kayaking (for braver hearts than mine), hiking, parasailing, berry-picking, hunting, and skiing – x-country and downhill. On the other side of my home (if I go outside and crane my neck) I see our area’s two most well-known mountains. Gotta tell you: they’re pretty ridiculously amazing – any time, any day.

    I especially love the dead of winter when the aurora comes out to play on the black canvas of night. The sky is overrun with stars and the dancing, prancing green and red lights show off. Sometimes it’s as if God pretends He’s Picasso and dumps mountain-size vats of paint all over the sky. The aurora have a rhythm to them that makes it seem they’re moving to music only they can hear. I always feel very spoiled when God gives us a good Northern Lights display! I’ll pull a chair onto the deck, wrap up in every coat I own, turn off all the house lights and stare up in complete awe for just as long as I can before turning into an icicle.

    Right now we’re enjoying a sunny stretch and die-hard ice-fisherman are out trying to catch their winter trout before the ice is too dangerous to traverse. The trees in our yard are bursting with soft, plump pussy willows! Bravo! Spring is on the way!

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    Sandra Hanrahan says:

    Hello there! I’m writing you from Alberta Canada where winter LOVES US, 🙁 my love for winter it is not mutual since I was born and raised in Colombia South America. Oh well that’s what happens when you fall in love with a warm, loving Canadian! To whom I just celebrated 11 years of marriage. I only wish our backyard looked like where we 1st got married…(Florida). Green and beautiful and not full of snow and unmercifully cold. Thanks for taking us with you in your walk although I won’t need the snake boots but snow boots instead! What it is worse? 🙂 I think snow boots although snakes are my favourite animal in the creation! Happy Easter! And can’t wait to get to do children of the day!

  14. 564
    Sandra Hanrahan says:

    I must clarify snakes aren’t my favourite animal in the creation! I felt foolish when I read my typo mistake!

  15. 565
    Juli v says:

    Live out in Garden Valley, outside Lindale, Texas…at end of county road. Surrounded by oak, white dogwoods, , cedar and an ocassional fir tree. Beautiful place to raise kids…though we have to watch for coyotes, wolves and the rat snakes and copperheads…the songbirds cheer me up with their sweet song and beautiful coloring. Love this part of NE Texas…

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    Dena says:

    Indianapolis, IN – cold (at least it’s not polar vortex), dark, rainy, gray and dreary. Ha! How’s that a for some cheery perspective? We experience a lot of cloudy, dreary days, though, in the Midwest and I always think about one of your bible studies I did a few years ago (I think it was John) and you talked about the correlation between clouds and the presence of God. So I always think, yes! Jesus, you’re here and surrounding us! We experience crazy weather patterns here too (no joke – I’m pretty sure one day this past February we experienced all 4 seasons in one morning…I had to change outfits a few times before I left the house and I won’t even begin to describe how confused my hair AND my sinuses were). Tomorrow we get a wonderful taste of spring with a high of 58 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. But, man, I’m gonna miss Jesus.

  17. 567
    Diane says:

    Peoria, Illinois where it is just aching to be Spring. All snow is now gone, and just the faintest hint of green is starting to peek through the ground. Still waiting for that first crocus to push through. The Robins are back! The birds are singing their Spring songs! Longing for Spring. Longing for our Lord.

  18. 568
    Vicky says:

    Along with the hometowns of so many of you who have already commented, there’s still lots of snow on the ground up here in Burnsville, Minnesota, as it snowed up here just yesterday. This girl who grew up in West Texas can hardly wait for spring to finally come. If you went on a walk with me today, our view would include the bare trees, half melted snow, and brown grass of early spring; but the glorious sun that came out this morning would bathe everything in hope that warmth is coming soon. If we walked through the woods in my backyard you would hear drips of melting snow and see the contrast of the strikingly blue sky above us as compared to the whites and browns around us. Continuing along the creek that is likely just beginning to run again, your skin would just slightly tingle from the chill in the air even while you were tempted to take off your jacket and bask in the sun. It’s a beautiful day today for a walk, and spring is promising to come soon.

  19. 569
    Susan Horton says:

    HI Beth – Writing on a rainy Saturday from Boise, Idaho. The neighbor’s daffodils are in bloom but not the tulips yet. My irises are flashing their striped leaves and the grass is greening up. Got mowed for the first time this week! In another week or so the trees in our little neighborhood will sprout flowers and fragrance. One ambitious neighbor is braving the elements to spread rocks in his yard – noisy! Boise is surrounded by mountains and we get terrible inversions in the winter – capturing all the smog and smoke and creating the grayest skies you ever did see. After having that for at least two months we are thrilled with blue skies, a little sunshine and 50 degree weather. Our local nurseries are stocking up on colorful flowers and I can’t wait to get a few in my yard. The color is a relief to our starving eyesight!

    Praying for you Beth and the new directions God is taking your ministry. Meanwhile I love picturing you walking in your “yard” with 3 million of your closest friends! GOD BLESS all you Siesta Sisters!

  20. 570
    Ann Thiede says:

    Zebras out back in Hearst Castle ranchland, beautiful seasonal birds on the barbwire fence; yellow and black ones, black and white phoebes and tiny twittering hummingbirds all year round here on the central coast of California. Inspiring!

  21. 571
    Candy says:

    Im in Missouri. I so enjoyed the walk with you Beth. It made me think about where i go to get refreshed and alone with Jesus. Its usually a walk on my horse in the woods or through the rolling hills that surround the area i board my horse. So happy today that the fields are greening up and buds are sprouting on the trees. When im driving i can see a green hue in some wooded and bushy areas. Yeah! spring is coming after a long cold winter!!

  22. 572
    Annie says:

    Blessings from Portand, Oregon. “Gods Country” is what I was told upon my move from NYC. The great mountains, big trees, ocean, hiking trails are all so close to home. The coast is my favorite place. Cannon Beach has a great rock, Haystack Rock. I feel God all around me walking along the shore, famlies and dogs running free “freedom”. God is Good, thank you Jesus.
    Your sister in Christ,

  23. 573
    Rhonda says:

    I’m here in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia
    Fromy back porch we have a beautiful view of the
    Appalacian Mountains.
    It’s raining here today but the temperature has reached
    50 ( yeah) and the snow seems to finally be gone
    Flowers are starting to come up, but no blooms here
    yet. We are surrounded be farm land and cows dot
    the hills.
    It’s a beautiful peaceful place to live and commune
    with God and friends and families.

  24. 574
    Michele says:

    What a wonder to think about. I am sitting here on a gorgeous and rare cool, crisp day here in Houston. We love up against a pretty main roadway so every few hours I hear the sounds of sirens or cars rushing past the house. In this city life, Starbucks happens to be literally in our back yard so I often hear the laughter of what seems to the be great fellowship happening on the other side of my fence. Thanks to my double pane windows, right this minute I only hear the sounds of my laundry and my memory scriptures tumbling around inside my head. The kids are napping and so are the puppies all tucked in their own beds. It’s a quiet moment and I love it. Wish I could say there were horses grazing out my window as I gaze across the mountain range or that I was sitting watching the waves crashing against the shores outside my room or that snow was swirling down from the sky…but, I’m in the city, thankful for being right where God has put is for this season. So, if you were to come take a walk with me, it would include Mission Burritto and a Starbucks coffee!!

  25. 575
    Carla Hampton says:

    Sitting in my comfy red leather chair,warm a toasty, surrounded by all that is as comfortable as a broken in pair of house slippers, the view through my window is of a windy, gray, cold and damp, Spring day here in Indianapolis! Its been a very long winter for us with record breaking cold temperatures and multiple blankets of snow. We are eagerly awaiting glimpses of purple crocus and golden yellow daffodils popping through the deep brown richness of soil longing to come alive with newness and hope for the changes God grants to us each season.

  26. 576
    Carolyn says:

    I’m in Athens, AL and the weather is a little dreary today, wet and chilly. I am recovering from breast cancer and it is refreshing to imagine seeing all the places these sweet sisters are describing. Our sweet Jesus always gives us something to be thankful for even in difficult times. Looking out my window I see our dogwood trees beginning to bud and turn a little green. My lilac shrub is sprouting green leaves all over. The fairway on the golf course is so green and pretty in the background. Gives me hope spring is definitely coming. God is so good.

  27. 577
    Tamara Scire says:

    Dearest Beth,

    I hail from Southern California, earthquake country . . .last night we were rockin’ and rollin’ with an earthquake. Today, it is beautiful, about 79 degrees. I have five men (including my husband) and they have been busy at work trying to tame our ever sprouting yard from grass to bushes, to trees. I live up against the San Gabriel Mountains in Upland, CA and we’ve got a plethora of wildlife from coyotes to skunks and even an occasional mountain lion. Of course the rattle snake is prevalent here and an occasional gopher snake–yuk. Lizards abound and we even have little bunnies with white cotton tails that run around our yard.

    Its definitely Spring here although its kind of hard to tell because things bloom and grow here pretty much year round. Here we know its Spring when our clocks “spring” forward for daylight savings time! 🙂

  28. 578
    Mitzi says:

    Hi Beth, I’m not a writer but here goes…Right now as I look out my back door the trees are lazily swaying back and forth in the strong breeze. The sound of the leaves on branches rustle like the surf of ocean waves with each gust of wind. The birds chirp and wind chimes lazily ring. and since I’m in the city I also hear a dog barking in the background, a car horn honk and an ambulance rushing to a call all at the same time. Actually a relaxing sound.
    Nothing in comparison to the rude shaking that slowed down to a calm rolling during lasts nights earthquake here in southern California. Lasting less than 30 seconds but felt like looong time.

  29. 579
    Judy Barnette says:

    It is cold and dreary today in Franklin TN but next week it is in the 70’s…that’s how it has been for the past few weeks….warm and beautiful one day and freezing the next. I am so ready for warm weather!!

  30. 580
    Leanne says:

    I live on the Hiwassee river nestled in the middle of nowhere TN. Here the trees and river are trying to take center stage and burst into bloom, color, and fisherman…but Old Man Winter isn’t through with his sabbatical.

  31. 581
    CheriLynn says:

    Hi Mama Beth – and the rest of you ladies!

    I live in Cleveland, TN but have been in central PA this past week for Spring Break. I know! We should have gone south for warmer weather LOL

    My husband and sons have not been to Hershey PA before and we were rather hoping March this year would be like last year and be warm. We were very wrong!
    But, we still had a great trip!
    We ended up the week outside Philly with one of my husband’s best childhood friends and had a fabulous time!

    We are heading home today and it is grey, ugly and rainy – but Praise God for good family & friend time!

  32. 582
    Anne Lewis says:

    I live in upstate South Carolina and God is showing off with His unique and diverse creation. The birds are awakening me with their songs along with the redheaded woodpecker attacking my house. The fescue grass,an emerald green now, perfectly plays off the vibrant lavender pink blooms of the redbud tree. The yellow forsythia, delicate white blooms of spirea, multi-colored tulips, lilies of the valley and various species of jonquils and daffodils are shimmering from the sunshine as a spring shower is tapering off. God renews His land with almost incomprehensible detail even though the blooms only last a few days. Oh, how He shows us His love and care in so many ways and cheers us through the reawakening of His creation after a long winter!

  33. 583
    Tawnya Johnson says:

    Hey Beth! I’m sitting at my kitchen table putting together a mystery puzzle with my husband. While I put pieces here and there I look out our window to my left and see the rain come and go, the wind move through the trees and the clouds moving above with the blue sky peaking through saying hi. The sun is out for the first time today and it is 50 degrees here in Junction City, OR. 🙂 God is to creative with our weather, it’s so fun to watch!

  34. 584
    carla lee says:

    I am blessed to live in east Tennessee where we can experience all 4 seasons. I love that! Our house sits back off the road in the woods and the last couple of years we have been graced by our Lord to be visited by a family of deer nearly every morning and evening. And also too my surprise, because though I live here, I have never seen these creatures, we have been overcome by WILD TURKEYS! I mean a male and his HAREM! Oh boy does he ever count them and sure ALL know they are HIS! We have a family of hawks in our pine trees, rabbits running everywhere, skunks, which you can have, raccoons. Well you get the picture. It’s like god gave us our own little zoo but we don’t have to leave or pay! the sun rises just over our pines and sets over the horizon of our lot. God has blessed us so with His glorious beauty to enjoy, but as the deer pants for the water my soul thirst for Him, more than these. Bless you Oh Lord for your glorious wonders!

  35. 585
    Louise Kerr says:

    Former Texan now in SC. Rain earlier followed by sunshine. Lenten roses are now joined by redbuds, weigela, tulip magnolia, and peach trees in vivid pinks and weeping snow fountain cherry in a veil of white. Dogwood and Piedmont azalea waiting in the wings. Ten yellow-rumped warblers on the log feeder at once, accompanied in song by a Carolina wren, oriole and mockingbird. Bluebird eggs in the nest. Wish you all were here!

  36. 586
    Tina says:

    Hello from Cincinnati Ohio! It’s rainy and wet today with the occasional snow flake. It will be 70 deg in a few days. It’s still brown and wintry looking here, all the trees are still bare. I can’t wait for the green of spring to show up. I saw a few tree buds today and some flowers are starting to pop out if the flower bed in the front yard. The wind is fierce. The excitement for opening day is swelling in the city. Bring on spring!!!

  37. 587

    I live in Clearwater, Florida and we’ve been having some LOVELY weather here. I’m currently not able to get out into too much since I have chronic back problems that have landed me in bed for almost 2 months now. But I do love to open my bedroom windows and listen to the palm trees outside and feel the sun break the clouds and warm my face thru the window. When life becomes small, it makes it easier to remember that ALL is God’s grace.
    Even a blue sky day and wind in the palm trees.

  38. 588
    Connie L. Compton says:

    Hi my sweet sister in Christ. I would love to have you visit me in Punta Gorda, southwest Florida. We would walk out the back door into my butterfly garden and sit on the swing under the arbor that’s covered with Mexican Flame vine. Hopefully you would see 5 to 6 species of our colorful local butterflies! We would look out over the canal – you would see mullet fish jumping in the air, hopefully the pair of ducks nesting nearby, water birds, and very rarely an alligator. I would show you the Fairy Village tucked away in a corner of the garden, the pots of Geraniums and Impatiens – the rock I’m decorating with a heart shape of sea glass, and the little wood bench I just painted pink and decorated with butterfly stickers. Think you would enjoy pushing my kayak in the canal and taking a ride to see the birds nesting. I would ask the Lord to send the beautiful Red-Shouldered Hawk that lives nearby so you could enjoy him too; he is impressive! The Lord has blessed me more than I could have ever dreamed to live in this beautiful place.

  39. 589

    Okeechobee, Florida
    70 miles due south of Orlando and tonight we are soggy and rainy and there are tornado warnings out — sitting tight — watching the winds while trying to CHEER on the Gators and NCAA basketball.

  40. 590
    Janice says:

    Greetings from Halifax, Nova Scotia

    This past wednesday the city was shut down due to a major storm. Today I saw people wearing shorts and tomorrow there is a freezing rain warning. There is a saying here “if you do not like the weather-just wait an hour and it will change” ! 🙂

  41. 591
    Amy says:

    Hello from chilly Dayton, Ohio! Spring is on its way…I think 🙂 It snowed today but it’s supposed to be in the 50s tomorrow. I grew up in Wisconsin so I’m used to a good ol Midwest winter, but am anxiously awaiting all things green and ALIVE, especially tulips and daisies! Love to you all down south!

  42. 592
    Sharlee Forster says:

    Here in Coeur d’Alene, in North Idaho, the sky is so very blue, the cotton candy clouds are fluffy white, and the mountains dressed in the deep green of the pine and fir forests. There is still a skiff of snow on the peaks, but at 52 degrees today, we are loving a walk in the taste and foreshadowing of the nourishing spring and spectacular summers of the Pacific Northwest. Watching Passion 2014 on live stream video and looking forward to Living Proof Live in Spokane, WA (40 miles away) in May. To God by ALL GLORY!!!

  43. 593
    Sheila Bragg says:

    Weather here in Guyton, Georgia has been a rollercoaster. One day it’s sunny and warm, the next is freezing with ice, the next is flooding. But you know it is spring in Georgia when you have the heater on at night and have to turn on the air conditioner halfway through the day. Our first hummingbird showed up last week and I know spring is here. 🙂

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    Kristi says:

    Twin Cities, MN – We got to 45 degrees today, so my husband and I took our two small boys out for an hour long walk! It was wonderful to be out in the sunshine again!

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    Tracy says:

    I live in Westland, Michigan. The snow is nearly all melted and I can’t wait for the brown dormant grass to be green again and to see the tulips and forsythia bushes in my garden in bloom. It has been a long, cold, snowy winter and I am anxiously awaiting warmer and sunnier days to come!!!

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    mercy4Drew says:

    Just returned from the delta of Mississippi where the long fresh tilled rows are just waiting to be planted with cotton, wheat, soybeans or maybe alfalfa. The thunderstorm we observed from miles and miles and miles away lit the sky like nothing I would ever see in the mountains of Tennessee where I live. My dear friend lives there, just past the old railroad track. She serves the Lord by singing, teaching, giving and listening.

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    Patty Pierce says:

    I am writing you from Searcy Arkansas . Spring is trying to make an appearance here finally. The Bradford pears are blooming and the yellow daffodils are up. There is just a tinge of green in the pasture around my house . The cows are so happy to have something green to eat instead of dry hay . It has been the longest winter I am not sad to see it go. We had 2 new baby calves yesterday and they are so cute running and chasing each other. One is solid black and one was red with white face. I am hoping soon to be able to sit outside around my pool and listen to the birds sing and watch the sun rise. May Gods peace be with all of you.

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    Lyndsey E. says:

    Hello from Pennsburg, PA! Today was a rainy, gusty day here! Despite the rain, which at times was much more akin to a deluge, I took a walk with my Dad and his wife. I love a good walk in the rain, and better yet through the woods too! I didn’t seem to mind the rain or cool wind gusts, because even today’s coldest temps were so much warmer than what we have had! Today, there were whispers of spring’s true arrival, and hope for new growth and joy. So blessed to share this journey with ya’ll. Have a blessed weekend!

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    Nancy Mulford says:

    I live in a small ranch style house in a 40 -50 year old neighborhood in a suburb of Kansas City. The houses in my neighborhood have been remodeled throughout the years, though similar in design, each distinctive in style. Large Ash trees canopy the streets in all seasons, green in spring and summer, variegated in the fall and lacy black against the blue sky in winter. We live on a cul-de-sac and have a huge backyard with half a dozen large trees, evergreens and broad leaves, with a few small flowering bushes. It is a great place for our grandchildren. We have a long porch across the front of our house with a wonderful porch swing. I love sitting there watching the birds and waving to neighbors as they come and go. Sometimes I have my quiet time there. My grandchildren and my little neighbor Michael like to join me there on warm afternoons and evenings. Sometimes we get the swing going so high that we have to hold on tight to stay in. I am so blessed.

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    Theresa C says:

    I am waiting for the warmth of spring to sweeten the air here in Bowling Green, KY. It has been especially soggy lately, but when the sun has shined, we have been privileged to see the green pop in our fields, the redbuds poke their lovely purple-red blooms reach for the sky and the forsythia and daffodils rival the sun in their glorious golden buds. My lilacs are getting a bit brave and as the days progress I know the light purple cones with burst forth with a fragrance that rivals no other. And my side garden will be inundated with columbine of all colors – purple, pink, white, blue, light raspberry….a reminder planted in honor of my home state and my high school – Columbine High School in Littleton, CO – where so many lost their lives in that horrific shooting but where God proved once more that He can take evil and turn it to good. Oh, how He loves us and gives us such precious gifts to remind us of Him and His immense creativity and renewal!

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