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. 201
    Betty M says:

    Dear Beth,
    Forgive me for writing twice in one day but I have Beth Moore withdrawl it has been so long!!!!! These diverse locations on this post are so inspiring!! If we put a red dot on each of our corners and drew a line they would all intersect right in the center of the cross!!! Diversity is what makes the body of Christ so strong Heaven help us if we were all eyes and elbows!! None of us splits hairs over the Gospel message that Jesus died for each and all of us. So whether we respond to an altar call or partake in the Sacraments every Sun during worship service we all worship Him Who cared enough for all of us to take up that cross and die for us. That’s the message we need to take to the lost world and that is the message so precious to us all and it is the message as diverse as each of us is, it is the bond which grows ever stronger as the Day approaches!
    Loved this post and learning where each sister is in her walk through the spring of our earthly season! Blessings on each of you Seista Sisters and our Dear MaMa whose absence only made us fonder!!
    Betty M

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    Looking out my window in Port Orange, Florida, I see the breeze blowing through the trees, rustling the leaves. The Kumquats are bright orange and ready to pick for making a pie. The woodpeckers are making their nests, and filling up with seeds from my bird feeder. The plants are all showing new growth as spring is warming up for the summer soon to come. I love that God brought me here to this spot! The whole earth is filled with His wonder, but each spot has a beauty of its own.

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    Bethany says:

    I’m Bethany. I live in Modesto Ca (Central Valley). Right now I am sitting outside of my work location eating lunch. It is a nice 73 degree day, sunny and slightly breezy. From my car I see a beautiful green plant with huge clusters of red berries of some sort. Probably not the eating sort! I am enjoying these cool temps and the breeze. Before we know it the 100 degree temperatures will be upon us. Thank you for your last post Beth! It was so fun walking with you!

  4. 204
    Heidi says:

    Hello from Sunny South Africa!

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    Beth, my sister in Christ, I’d love for you to stop by the Mitten…I live in Hudsonville, which is about a 30 minute drive from beautiful Lake Michigan. So we could go there and walk the beach, eat a Pronto Pup, and just soak in the beauty of the Great Lakes. I spend my days in Grand Rapids, about 20 miles east. The weather today is a little less than desirable at this time of year, but I took a walk in the misty air over lunch and the city was quiet, leaving me time with my thoughts and some time to reflect on all of the goodness I’ve been given. If you were here I’d take you on a stroll over the bridges that tower over the Grand River and through the beautiful, classic Amway Grand Hotel. We’d stop at the flower shop and admire the beautiful florals and wedding china…get a cup of tea…and watch passersby through the windows. I’d love it if you were here in the fall, during ArtPrize…when 3 square miles of our beloved city is transformed into a living Art Gallery…1500 artists from around the world arrive and set up shop for their work to be admired by the more than 400,000 people who descend on Grand Rapids for the 19 day festival. We’d eat delicious food, admire the art, and meet some of the most incredible, fascinating people you’ve ever met in your entire life! Oh the list goes on and on…I pray that the day comes when you get to visit our fair city. I promise I would be the BEST tour guide you’ve ever had! God bless you!

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    Kathy L. says:

    Here is northwest Oklahoma one day we have 20-40 mile an hour winds and it is cold in the 30’s or colder. The next day it comes from the south and is warm in the 70’s this time of year. When it is windy the dust is blowing and fires get started from a little spark. Sometime it is from the trains passing through.

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    Cindi Gryder says:

    I live in the Fairbanks, the Golden Heart City of Alaska. Fairbanks sits in a large valley between two huge mountain ranges. On a clear day, you can see America’s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley, aka Denali (which means the Great One in local native language) off to the south. This is my favorite time of year – there’s still a chill in the air, but it’s fresh and clean, snow is melting and we have more than 12 hours of daylight. Soon we’ll hear the calls of sandhill cranes and Canada geese as they fly through on the way north to their summer breeding grounds. No snakes to worry about here as we go on walks through my favorite places like the woods around the University campus or through Creamer’s Field Migratory Bird preserve. But you still have to be aware; even though both are close to town, you can still run across a moose!

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    I hail from SE Kansas, Beth, and I’m like Tara from Springfield in SW MO. In our region, it’s all about going from one extreme to the other. We had a fast warm-up yesterday accompanied by the season’s first tornado watch, but this morning it was in the mid-30s and has barely made it up to the mid-50s this afternoon. We are soooo ready for spring to come — and stay for a change! 🙂

  9. 209
    Joyce says:

    I live in the beautiful city of Bellevue, Washington. Spring is right on time this year, giving us day upon day of rain and then to our surprise a gorgeous blue skied, sundrenched day that gives us hope for warmer days ahead. If we were to walk in my yard this afternoon, firstly we’d have to put on our rain boots because the ground is saturated beyond its ability to hold the ever falling rain. No snakes here until late summer and then maybe just a little garden snake…enough to send me into a panic attack. We’ll see flowering cherry trees, forsythia, crocus, daffodils on our walk and lots and lots of moss.

    • 209.1
      Kristin A. says:

      Joyce, hope you don’t mind that I joined you and Beth on your walk. My family and I just moved from the Seattle area to Spokane in June and so far spring has not sprung on this side of the state. It’s in the 50s (ish) and we haven’t had snow in about a month. We’ve had a little rain here and there, which having been born and breed in Western Washington I just love, but I have not seen even one flowering tree (do I just not know where to look?) and in my 20 minute walk around the neighborhood this afternoon saw trees just barely starting to show buds, but couldn’t find a flower to save my life…then finally three little crocuses. I praised God and about cried. I miss spring! Western Washington knows how to do spring, that is for sure! I did pick up three bunches of daffodils at Safeway earlier this week. A little spring inside is a good thing, but I am longing for spring outside, too.

      If you want to walk with me here, make sure you have on your jacket or sweater, better make it a nice jacket as it’s been pretty windy. Between the sun and the wind make sure you bring your sunglasses to keep both dirt and sun from bugging you. The best we might see in terms of critters is birds, of course, perhaps a bald eagle if we’re real lucky, and perhaps a neighborhood dog if they’re out walking the same time as us. We’ll talk about how excited we all are for Living Proof Live May 16-17 and I can tell you about the four ladies I invited to come “sit by me.” Hopefully you will join me in praying specifically for the four of them (only one has committed so far, which is still a MAJOR praise God!) and then we’ll pray for the event as a whole. We are looking forward to great things here!

  10. 210
    meg. says:

    Palo Alto, California. 70 degree weather all year long!

  11. 211
    Anne says:

    Hey Beth,

    I’m in Upper East Tennessee, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our spring is coming by fits and starts – in the 30’s one day, and in the 60’s the next. Some of our flowering trees have started to bloom, the rest have buds on them.

    Where I live, we long for the leaves to appear because there are so many trees. (If you look at my town on Google Maps, you literally can’t see the town for the trees!) This means when the leaves fall in autumn, we look very bare, and if you live here, you have to develop some philosophy for how to live with the leafless months.(For some people, it triggers depression.) Also, we are in the hills, and when it snows, everything is uphill both ways. Needless to say, we are all in eager expectation for the trees to wake up.

  12. 212
    Mari says:

    I live in Allendale, Michigan, about 20 minutes from beautiful Lake Michigan. There are several groups of women in this town that love doing Beth’s studies. We are dealing with the winter that never ends here, and had more snow this morning. I’m so thankful God created seasons and we know Spring will arrive sometime.

  13. 213
    Leah says:

    Hi Beth!
    I’m signing in from Petawawa, Ontario, Canada which is about an hour and a half north west of Ottawa. It definitively doesn’t feel like spring here on the beautiful shores of the Ottawa River!

  14. 214
    Jeannie says:

    I live in Richmond, Virginia which is right in the middle of this great state. The pear trees are budding right now which means soon we will enjoy their lovely flowers. Some of the early blooming cherry trees are already showing off! Spring is the best time of year here as it is covered in colorful blooms on trees, bushes and flowers. Come on, spring! We are ready for you!

  15. 215
    Lisa Laree says:

    Huntsville, AL, AKA ‘The Rocket City’…you can’t come to town without noticing the full-scale mock up Saturn 5 rocket towering next to the interstate. But we’re also in the foothills of the Appalachians, and my back yard is the bunny slope beginning of one of the baby mountains that form Huntsville’s spine. I’m a midwest farmer’s daughter, and sometimes the city gets a bit claustrophobic, so I appreciate the bit of a view I can have by virtue of that bunny slope, and I’m anxiously awaiting the temps to creep up just a bit more so I can park my backside on the porch swing and enjoy the flowering pears and dogwoods for just a bit.

  16. 216
    Jan says:

    Des Moines, Iowa with many shades of brown waiting to burst with shades of green whenever spring decides to show up!! The country side will be filled with corn fields. Iowa is the state of corn and pigs!!

  17. 217
    Bonnie Richburg says:

    This makes me think of the old hymn “When the Roll is Called up Yonder”! I am in Huntsville, AL!

  18. 218
    Kimberly says:

    It’s late Friday night here in Kasana, Uganda and there is a cool breeze that came as the sun went down. Currently, there are a variety of different bugs singing into the night and banana leaves hitting the side of the house…… it’s soothing. Before I know it, the rooster will greet the day. And by greet the day, I mean he will start his solo a good 1 1/2 before the sun actually rises. I only hear him vaguely as I drift into awakeness. Just got back from Bible study… drove through the bush to get back from meeting with two other ladies. And as I got out of the car…. I made sure to keep my eyes open. Several nights ago, we had a black snake on our porch. Earlier today, a green mamba snake was seen near our door. I don’t mind calling men into “hero” opportunities… but in order to do that… there needs to be snake sighting and truth be told… I just wanted to get in safely and quickly. Two snake sightings in one week… is too much even in these neck of the woods. It’s near time I head off to sleep…. Goodnight siestas glad to be part of the web of sisterhood we have in Christ.

    • 218.1
      Lora says:

      Hey Y’all! I’m from a little town in North Florida called Jasper. We are the first county in Florida on I-75. Spring is pretty much in full bloom here. I am surrounded by azaleas,dogwoods and wisteria. Just walking on my front porch is a delight for the senses! The bright pinks,whites and purples are dazzling in their colors but the smells, oh the smells, of the wisteria and wild jasmine are almost overpowering! How like God to bombard us with His love! For that’s how I feel at springtime: like God is sending us a love letter to remind us how special we are to Him! What a miraculous time of renewal for the soul!!

  19. 219
    Michelle Carter says:

    Winds howling across the prairie sums up Nebraska these days. We get hints of spring and summer-like weather one day, only to have snow and Cuddle Duds weather the next. Today is calm – a rarity – and cool, but some of us braver souls left our coats at home and are just wearing sweaters. My puppy, Bella, loves these days because our house is on the edge of a wooded bike/walking path and the walkers, bikers, and runners will be out and she barks wildly (her version of a shout-out) when they come by our yard.

    Every day I field the “Is it warm enough for shorts, Mom?” question from my 3 teenagers. I’m not sure why they bothered to download the weather app to their iphones.

    No buds on the trees yet, and the grass is still brown and dormant, but the sky is a vibrant blue today and we are blessed!

  20. 220
    Kristen says:

    Here in little old Bedford, New Hampshire, old man winter refuses to loosen his grip! We still have about a foot of snow on the ground in some places, with rain, snow and sleet on it’s way. With 2 young boys, we’ve been cooped up in the house for months. The stomach bug has made it’s evil way through my extended circle of family not once, but twice this season. WHAT?! This mama has got a major case of the winter blues and can’t wait to start soaking up some Vitamin D soon!

  21. 221
    Debra says:

    Oh Beth, how I so enjoyed your journey arounf ur woods! I’m in south AR and live on just over two acres! I’m looking out from my patio at woods and the two raised off the ground gardens my husband built for me last weekemd!! As I look out I see deep love as he’s spent two weekemds now for me to be able to dig in the dirt!!! We r just hoping our resident deer that eat off an outside table filled with corm and bunnies don’t get mistaken and take a bite out of my lettuce!!!! Oh how I love you!!!!

    • 221.1
      kathy says:

      tip i just read for keeping deer away- trim your garden in heavily scented plants like lavender and mint or plants with spines like holly or with fuzzy leaves like lambs ear. or install motion-activated sound emitters or activated sprinklers. sure hope this helps after all the work of installing let alone keeping up a garden. i did not inherit my parents green thumbs. many folks from canada frequent arizona in these cold still winter months. enjoy your garden.

  22. 222
    Kelly says:

    Nightly sung hymns, sweet laughter of 76 redeemed orphans, the scent of lantana’s blooms, orange sunrise beams, birds joining creation’s song, the pitter-patter rhythms of the rainy season, fires burning bush—just a few of the smells and sounds that sweep through my open windows in Nyamata, Rwanda. Smelling and hearing that the LORD is good!

    • 222.1
      kathy says:

      oh thank you for the walk in your “neck of the world”. i so enjoyed that especially as my sister just left for their last 5 months of serving in nigeria. i have a book of the sounds, smells, tastes and sights of an island, all that God made, that i read to my grandchildren here in ontario canada. now i have had my eyes opened to what God has made there in Rwanda. may the Lord richly bless you in your work for Him.

    • 222.2
      Kimberly says:

      Kelly- fun to “see” another siesta so close to me! Just north of you in Uganda….. where is Nyamata in relation to Kigali?

    • 222.3
      Carol says:

      Sounds beautiful!

    • 222.4
      Donna says:

      Glory to our God Most High!!

  23. 223
    Karen Morrell says:

    I live in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Winter has just begun to loosen its grip. Daffodils are blooming in my garden and the green leaves of the iris and tulips I planted last year are peeking at me from the ground. Today I saw forsythia blooming in a nearby neighborhood. The stream at the back of our yard calls me to sit nearby with my Bible and study guide and learn more about the One who created all the beauty in these mountains, woods and fields that will soon be full of wildflowers. I’m looking forward to sea of tulips that will be wearing their colorful attire at Biltmore House this year. Spring is my favorite season as it is a reminder of all things being made fresh and new, just like my heart was made new when the Savior redeemed me.

  24. 224
    Pam Harkleroad says:

    I’m here in Houston. We have the AC blowing cold today. It is already 83! Only 178 days til Fall!!

    • 224.1
      Veronica Lee says:

      I love it! pam…were all dreaming about spring and your already waiting on fall…thas such a beautiful season too

  25. 225
    Cynthia Evans says:

    Hello from the mountains of Virginia. We are awaiting our spring bears to come munch on anything left out after their winter sleep. Hmmm… that sounds like a good idea… nap and a snack. Love you each!

  26. 226
    Leanne says:

    I’m in Billings, MT, where we have had over 100 inches of snow this winter, without a single snow day from school. (well at least not a school sanctioned snow day) But, today the local ice cream shop opened for the season and there is blue sky for the first time in months. Hope is a beautiful thing and it will taste delicious this afternoon!

  27. 227
    Mary H says:

    I’m from North Alabama. I live in a little place called Ardmore. Part of the city is in Tennessee and part in Alabama. I live on the Alabama side in a community called Bobo. Closest big city is Huntsville, AL. We enjoy all 4 seasons. Right now Spring is coming slowly.

    A long time ago (’98), Beth came to Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL to have an LPL event. I was there. That’s the first time I heard Beth speak. She spoke about Moses.

  28. 228
    Emma says:

    I live in Merriam, Kansas – a little gem of a town along I-35 in the Kansas City area. It’s a unique little suburbia. It’s actually very small but sandwiched in between 2 larger suburbs that kind of take it in so that it’s hard to tell when you’ve gone from one town to another (Hint: Merriam has blue street signs instead of green). It has a quaint little “downtown” complete with old fashioned street lights with hanging plants dangling from them in the summer and lighted snowflakes attached in the winter. There’s also a big pavilion where there’s a big farmer’s market in the summer. See that little hole-in-the-wall bar on the right? That’s Bilski’s and they have the BEST chicken tenders I have ever eaten (and I am a qualified judge because I order chicken tenders EVERYWHERE!) – they’re the special on Friday’s so I usually get an order to go to eat while I veg out at home because it’s just too crowded and loud in there on a Friday night for me. 🙂

    This Friday night, though, I’ll be missing my Bilski’s fix because I’m leaving straight from work to head to Rogersville, Missouri – right outside of Springfield. My bestie has a wedding shower this weekend so I have to go add my gift to the pile and giggle over the fact that her wedding is now only 2 months away! And I think I’ll listen to Beth bring a Word while I drive – maybe the Passover message from Passion 2013 since Passover/Easter is approaching so quickly!

    Blessed weekend to you all!

  29. 229
    Chris in Canada says:

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada!!!

    There’s still snow on the ground, but man alive – the sun’s a shining!

    • 229.1
      kathy says:

      Amen to that- and the sun is warm and lovely and trying to melt the snow here too in the most southern tip of Canada, Leamington Ontario. Thanking the Lord that the sun warms our hearts too, directing them to Him and soon-to-be Easter.

  30. 230
    Lauren says:

    I am writing from Seattle, Washington this morning. The spring rain is falling tenderly on the tulips and other spring buds this lovely Friday afternoon.

  31. 231
    Robin in New Jersey says:

    It’s damp, a chilly 42 degrees, and misting rain here in northern New Jersey today. Everything is brown and gray. I really need spring to arrive soon to lift my spirits and allow the grass to turn green and plants to start growing.

  32. 232
    Sharon says:

    Waking up this morning, now sitting up in my bed (because it’s morning here) drinking a warm cup of tea that my beautiful husband has just brought for me. The sun is shining outside and everything has just been wash clean with a full day of rain the previous day. I still have the fan going so the temperature is still quite warm here on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. The view from my bedroom is green, the leaves from the palm trees and the purple of the oleanders (at least I think that’s what they are). Our house is high-set (verandahs all around) and I feel I’m in the tops of the trees and sitting with all the birds, greenies, rosellas and lorikeets, hearing the warble of the magpie and the laughter of the kookaburras that have woken up to start their day. There’s no place like home!

  33. 233
    Judy Needham says:

    I am writing from Mead Washington. I live on 10 acres with lush green forest with beautiful deer, coyote, elk, and wild turkey that run through my property. It’s raining today but I love the rain and our four seasons. Our snow is gone, and we are anxiously awaiting spring. I walked my 3 wonderful dogs today in the rain. Wish we could go on a walk together someday. Praying for all of you and especially for your event here in Spokane WA. We are all anxiously awaiting your message!! God Bless all of you there.

  34. 234
    Debbie Scherrer says:

    Debbie, Sevierville, TN, 15 miles from The Great Smoky Mountains where we still have snow in the elevations above 2500 feet. Outside my sunroom windows which face North, I’m watching big clouds in all shades of gray from lightest to almost blue, expecting more rain later tonight. Maple trees all budding, leaves returning on the azealia bushes, tufts of dark green grass mixed in the yellow Bermuda. All types of birds flying around and if one lands in the trees, our Westie dog, Angus, will take off after it like a shot! Come on warm weather!

  35. 235
    Mary Lou says:

    Greetings from Norwood Young America, Minnesota, where our winter was the coldest been in about 20 years. Snow is melting, brown dirt is showing and it should be about 60 on Sunday. Our town (of 3,459) is the western-most town in the Twin Cities Metro area. We are on the edge of the prairie (think Laura Ingalls Wilder). The birds are returning, but I’ve yet to see a robin. If it’s a drier spring, the farmers will soon take to the fields that surround my town to plant their crops of soybeans and corn. How I love to see that first faint flush of green on everything. Gives me such hope! It’s time to start walking my yard, searching my flower beds for anything that’s brave enough to poke up through the soil. Last year we had snow in late May, so I’m not holding my breath that the snow has ended for the season. At least it melts faster in March and April. Minnesota is not a frozen wasteland all year ’round (it sure can feel like that sometimes), but we’re kinda proud of the fact that we can survive our winters. Makes us appreciate our springtime/summer all the more. Happy spring to everyone!

    • 235.1
      DLana says:

      I live in a small suburb of the greater DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth)TX area with an emphasis on Fort Worth, Texas. It is Saturday which means the neighbors are walking, mowing, planting flowers or cleaning out the garage. The birds are flying around the trees and shrubs while my daughter’s dog Charlie chases them with a strong desire the capture them! All of this activity is because we have a beautiful day ahead; Claritin D included. I grew up in the country and I FEAR snakes! Beth your casual picture alongside one is impressive.

  36. 236
    Marie says:

    My home in rural North Mississippi sits atop the highest point in our county. This is such a big deal that our road (not a real street, mind you) has the word MOUNTAIN in its name. (Now y’all know we don’t have any real mountains in Mississippi, right?) Last week, we enjoyed about a day and a half of Spring-ish weather, but for the most part our weather has been consistently inconsistent. For example, yesterday morning’s temperatures demanded we turn on the heater, but by bedtime, we were running the A/C full blast. (Since the A/C is still running today, maybe spring is really here to stay?) Our weather is so confused that it’s like that character in Steel Magnolias–the man who Dolly Parton said didn’t “know whether to scratch his watch or wind his …” Do you know the rest of that line? We’ve got a storm front moving in, so we’re dealing with horribly high humidity and lots of high winds. A day or so ago, the wind was making the surface of the pond in our front yard look like a piece of aluminum foil that was crushed into a ball and then spread back out to lie somewhat (but not reLly) flat again. All the trees surrounding our 20 acres are being pushed around like the pond water, too. I so love the trees; they’re an even mix of the living and the dead. Well, not dead, but still quite naked and ashamed to have been standing around for so long waiting for their new spring apparel to arrive. Bless them, the forever-green leaves on the other half of the trees (magnolias, cedars, and pines) have spent the winter reminding us that spring will visit again in due season, and I’m SO very thankful that winter is (for the most part) past.

  37. 237
    Susan Sarver says:

    Hi Beth,
    I’m sitting in sunny St. George Utah. It has been spring here for about 6 weeks. All of the spring flowering trees are past peak and the trees are already fully “leafed”. The temps. are between 70 and 80 degrees, with bright, blue skies as a backdrop to our beautiful red rocks. However…..summer is coming! It will be in the 100’s daily, but NO HUMIDITY!

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    Brenda Bowman says:

    Hey Beth, I’m here in good ol Houston, TX. On the west side. One of the things i love about Houston manifests everyday as I drive to work…4th largest city in US, and I’m on the road with LOTS of other cars yet, on my drive i pass fancy apartments on one side and a field of longhorn cattle on the other side of the street! I get to see skyscrapers and livestock within minutes of each other! I love this crazy town!

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      Brenda Bowman says:

      and i forgot to tell you…. I just gave away my Super SpiroGraph! It was hard to part with! 😉

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    Elizabeth says:

    SNAKES!!! I just took a walk in your woods and will not be sleeping for days. Give me a free beach condo for life and I may…may, if blindfolded with thigh high boots, join you on a brief stroll.

    I live in a suburb just north of Chicago…a very short walk to beautiful Lake Michigan. We have a spectacular park with swimming and sailing beaches, tennis courts, an open-air theater and acres of gorgeous land and trees. It’s a wonderful town with many beautiful old homes, areas with brick paved streets, top schools…great charm. Love it…except for the loooooong winters.

    SNAKES…and you stood by to take pictures?

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    Leah says:

    Hey Beth!
    Right now we live in Saratoga springs, a suburb of salt lake city, Utah. My husband is in the army so we move around a lot!! Today it is beautiful! The sun is shining down from blue skies, gentle breezes cause my daffodils to sway gently in my front yard. I can hear children’s laughter from the playground out back. Just beautiful!!
    Yesterday, however, was a different story!!! I think the weather had a bit of an identity crisis. We woke up to grey skies and rain. But by mid morning the skies cleared and the sun came out, but then the clouds rolled back in after lunch and it hailed milk dud sized balls of ice on my precious daffodils, but the hail quickly turned to rain. The skies cleared, again, and the sun returned, again…and then the clouds came back just before dinner and it snowed!!! Like big fat flakes that make it hard to see the end of the road! But the snow too turned to rain which again led to the skies clearing just in time to see the sun set!

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    Robin says:

    We have a cabin near Pagosa Springs, Co. It is the most beautiful slice of heaven on earth, with the majestic rocky mountains still pretty much covered with snow – at least at the higher elevations. Spring here means warm, sunny days but cold below freezing nights. Down south in New Mexico where I live, Spring is a little farther along, with fruit trees blooming and bright yellow daffodils waving around in the wind. Wind is part of Spring here. My favorite element of Spring is the beautiful birdsongs that are starting up after a cold winter.

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    Hello, Beth, your recent post really touched my heart. Thank you for taking the time to get intimate with all of us. I am sitting right here in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Where it is 57 degrees and sunny outside. There is still quite a bit of chill in the air. We just pulled in to the drive-way from watching a program at my daughter’s school and noticed the daffodils are blooming in the flowerbed. They are beautiful I just might tweet you a picture… I sure do love you, too.

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    Janie says:

    I’m from a tiny town (actually it’s just a village!) at the southernmost tip of the state of Ohio. While looking across the beautiful Ohio River, I can see towns in both states of West Virginia and Kentucky. Winter is finally trying to loosen it’s ferocious grip and brave daffodils here are in full bloom.

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    Twila Baker says:

    I live in Fayetteville Ga. One of the many suburbs of Atlanta. We live on 5 acres. OUr property is 10 miles from the nearest grocery store but still pretty populated. The dogwoods are just budding and the pear and cherry trees are in full bloom. In Georgia it can be Freezing one day and 75 the next. Stand still long enough and it will change! I am looking forward to having my quiet time very soon out in my new screen porch. Nothing like connecting to God with Nature.

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    Mindy says:

    I am in Sackville, New Brunswick where we just had the worst blizzard in recent years. So, I’m surrounded by snow, lots and lots of snow. But when spring decides to come, we have woodland where we follow wood roads and deer paths to see the scenery. On lucky days, when our boys are quiet, we get the chance to see deer and the odd moose meandering along. We teach them the different types of trees and how to watch for wildlife and different insects. It’s so quiet and peaceful just taking a walk through the woods, it’s the best time to think and pray. We have no poisonous snakes to worry about, just the odd little one which I’m pretty sure you may laugh at. Blessings!

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    Lori says:

    Hey from northwestern Pa-between Erie and Pittsburgh. Currently 37 degrees…two hours ago it was in the 50s, but NO SNOW! Just drizzling. Getting ready to take Henry our Lab/Shepherd mix for a walk in our quiet neighborhood. We get quite a few deer that travel through the backyard and we’re seeing robins again. I love hearing the birds sing in the mornings lately-it’s been so long since I’ve heard them!

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    Kelly S says:

    Greetings from the mountains East Tennessee! We are still waiting on Spring, but we know its almost here. I loved your post Mama Beth and I hope you enjoy your week off. Love you so much!!

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    Cheryl says:

    Small town Ohio where we’ve been hunkered down and carbo-packing for one of the longest winters in history. Currently looking out my window at our lake which will soon be sparkling with sunshine. Excited to watch many amazing sunsets this summer!

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    Alyssa says:

    Well, sweet sister, I live pretty close to you. We are in Sealy which is about 30 minutes west of Katy. We have a lot of rice farmers in this part of the state and I think our yard must have been a rice field for it floods so easily. Our yard has been underwater for months :-/. Looking out my backyard we have about an acre of grass before the next house, we are next to a hayfield, and our neighbors across the way have a new Shetland pony. She is a beautiful little thing and the barn swallows that nest on our porch have used some of her hair for their nest! We could walk down the road and see the new baby goats, they are precious. Or we could just hang around and watch my kiddos play– that’s entertainment enough! I love your words today about unity in Jesus. Love you sisters!

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    Ellen Roth says:

    Writing to you from Bad Axe, in Michigan’s Thumb. It was 40 and rainy today and looks like it will be a muddy spring. But we are surrounded by rich, flat farm land, small towns, Lake Huron 25 miles to the north and east–we in the “Thumb” are actually a peninsula surrounded on 3 sides by the Lake. We are on the “Sunrise Side”. You would love Michigan. Some of my favorite slogans are “Lake Michigan, Unsalted.” and “No Sharks, No Salt, No Worries” and “4 out of 5 Great Lakes Prefer Michigan”

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