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. 301
    Heidi says:

    Beth, you are amazing! Thank you for your continued love and obedience… So inspiring!
    I have recently moved to Atlanta , GA. I have always lived in the north east, until now!
    I have been so amazed by all of the tree blossoms and how they last for weeks, through rain and wind! So many shades of pink… Beautiful. Hopeful that all of my favorite spring flowers will last long too. Tulips… I just love tulips vas have not ever in my life seen daffodils growing in the ground in February! Even the snow here was a beautiful scene, as it stuck to the giant southern pines. Thankful for God’s diversity and for allowing me doing here this year.

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    Judy says:

    Vinton, VA

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    Joani says:

    A littler hot, a little humid, but beautiful Florida weather.., if you like the yellow fluff some like to call pollen.

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    Dorinda B. says:

    I am blessed to have been living in Abita Springs, Louisiana for the past 24 years and most of the rest of my life in southern Louisiana. ..right now is when I truly appreciate living in the south as, like your beautiful spot on earth, we are seeing the beginnings of spring. ..our tulip tree is in full bloom and the azaleas are in full bud..over the next two weeks, they should be in full bloom and God willing they will be gorgeous! Due to the high acidic soil and lots of tall pine trees that give spotted sun, azaleas grow real well here so loads of families plant them which makes it even more beautiful and filled with sometimes unbelievable colors that only our heavenly Father in all of His creativity could have made! The wonderfully sweet smelling gardenias will soon follow and after our unusually long cold (for us) winter, I am ready for hot July and sweltering August!

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    Laura Stuart says:

    Here in Brown County, Indiana, last night’s rain brought sunshine this morning. Phoebe’s are claiming their nesting sites, spring peepers were calling, and the scent of witchhazel was absolutely heavenly. Praise God for His glorious creation!

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    Maribeth says:

    The song was written, and is still sung, for a reason. Springtime in Oklahoma means one thing. Wind. Sweeping down the plain, of course. Early in the quiet stillness before dawn, when I head out the door to run, the air is crisp with whatever new front is sweeping from sea to shining sea. The days usually warm quickly, the sun shining gently on the faces of my ecstatic-to-finally-not-be-cooped-up-inside children as they play in grass that has not quite awakened yet from it’s winter slumber. Hair on end, or in my case sticking straight up, we all brace ourselves for the change of seasons that seems to literally blow through.

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    Diane says:

    Hello from Vacaville, California. Better known as Cow Town. We have finally gotten enough rain here to turn the hills green. They will soon be golden when the real hot temperatures hit. It gets rather warm here in the summer. Today I was amazed by the different shapes of clouds mixed together with blue in the sky. As it rained yesterday you could hear the birds chirping and smell the blossoms on the trees. Hearing the sound of the crack of a baseball bat says that spring is here. My car being covered in yellow pollen, my eyes itching, head hurting, and sneezes coming confirm that yes indeed spring is here.

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    Jackie says:

    Retired in the beautiful NW Arkansas Ozark Mountains. A little piece of heaven. After growing up in south east Texas, we are loving the four seasons. The people are from everywhere around the United States and the world. A pure melting pot of beautiful people. Come see us and we can walk the trails praying and praising. God bless.

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    Lisa Pickels says:

    Beth, I live In Yuma, Arizona where the weather today was 82 and beautiful. Our winter had been over for the last month. We have had spring weather since the beginning of March. I saw you in Phoenix last year with my girlfriends and we had an awesome time!! Thanks for your live and encouragement. Anytime you want to warm up come visit us in Yuma!! We ate a small town but we are very friendly!!!

    God Bless!!

  10. 310
    Emily J says:

    Emily in Sanford ,NC trying to be thankful for yet another rainy, rainy Friday evening!!!! Sitting with my wonderful son watching Louisville vs. Kentucky basketball!! Raised in Louisville, Ky but planted now in North Carolina. A Tarheel at heart but they are out of the tournment now so going for the Cards! ;o) Thankful for you, Beth Moore and Living Proof!

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    Jeanne says:

    Joplin, Mo-warm one day snowing the next! Weather here is always changing -I see it as part of God’s creativity!! I am so ready for summer! As I drove through our streets today I could still see signs from an unforgettable tornado that destroyed 1/3 of Joplin just under 3years ago. I saw stripped trees, barren lots but also new grass, budding flowers, small trees, new homes, churches and businesses rebuilt and was reminded that God does make beautiful things from the dust. I use to love Spring but I think I’m ready to skip straight to Summer!!

  12. 312
    LAnn Fischer says:

    I live in SE Iowa. We live on a few acres out in a rural area. I love living with the rhythm of the land. Winter doesn’t want to give up around here. Everything is dead & brown but the spring birds are stubbornly chirping and when we get a warm south wind ( which has happened only twice so far this spring.)they have the kiss & promise of warmer weather. If we get a soft rain, warmer temperatures, and a little sunshine things will burst forth into full bloom and back to life seemingly over night. I can’t wait it’s been the longest winter I can remember!

  13. 313
    Amanda Cross says:

    It’s been spring here in Arkansas over the past week. We had some rain and some storms blowing through the area and my husband was watching a hook echo on the radar. I was in lounge clothes and decided to get dressed in street clothes and pack a small bag in case we had to flee to the local high school shelter. By the time I went through all the fuss and about to put socks on, the storm went around us and was almost over. This was all under 10 minutes. Sometimes we might have fierce heat, cool rain, snow, and a whirlwind all within a week here…lol.

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    Naomi says:

    Hi, I’m in Courtenay, BC. Today the rain has been coming down, sort of a BC thing, but the sun has shone through a little bit making everything sparkle. I am in school and spend much time studying inside right now, but I love that the days are getting longer. There is lingering light, and birdsong! The little birds seem to arrive and start singing all in one day, and then you know it is spring. I am near to the mountains and the ocean and they often make me feel small.

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    Carol Hulin says:

    Hi from Belleville, ON, Canada. I live in a small city 1 and 1/2 hours east of Toronto. It may be officially Spring, but we haven’t seen it yet. Cold, wind is blowing, rain, snow banks, ice patches….sigh
    When Spring arrives though, there’ll be lots of walking/biking paths to explore, trails to hike, greenery to admire…But the Fall season is the best. The leaves turn so many shades of reds, yellows, oranges and browns. Words cannot describe it. God truly is an artist.
    Bring your camera when you come to visit….

  16. 316
    Tara Doleshal says:

    Im in Gilbert AZ that is pretty hot this time of year till the sun goes down. There are rose bushes and very colorful flowers blewming despite the heat. As the sun sets at night when the cool breeze comes in the mountains glow in the horizen. Its as if God is panting us a picture eachtime the sun sets. No two are the same just like the wonderfull people that make up our city. The trees may not change that much the hearts of Gods people show brightly around us each day. Welcome to Gilbert Az.

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    Pamela says:

    I live in La Ceiba, Honduras. We are moving into our summer time and humidity has arrived but I’ve been enjoying the breezes around my house, the palm trees have been rustling and swaying to and fro. My hammock is up and I am SO thankful to be where it is warm even if it does mean running disappearing makeup. God has called me yo a wonderful place!

  18. 318
    Janelle Baranic says:

    I truly felt like I was walking alongside you on your walk! (minus the snakes) What vivid pictures your words created! You have such a gift! I’m looking out the window of our dining hall at Camp Amigo on the banks of Perrin Lake in SW Michigan, waiting (impatiently) for spring! The beautiful white snow of winter is slowly reducing to piles of dirt and gravel from all the plowing. Our camp staff prayed last fall for a good supply of snow for our winter activities. Little did we know how the Lord would provide…almost 200 inches! Soon our trees will start to bud and the bulbs will pop up through the last of the snow. The grass will start to green up and the robins will return from their vacatiin in the south. God is so good to provide us with this beautiful world to live in! Bless you & your ministry Beth!

  19. 319
    Connie Hein says:

    Windsor, Colorado!!! From the beautiful sunny mountains of northern Colorado. Happiest place to live and serve God!

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    Hollie McNeely says:

    Hi, I am in Midlothian Texas just south of Dallas. We had a wide variety of weather today. Started With light rain and muggy. Next came sunshine. Later we had the lighting that streaked across the skies. It was awesome to see, next came the rain, hard rain then hail. Then again the wonderful sun. Sunday we will fly to Winterhaven, Fl. We fly our own single engine plane and get to witness the beauty God has created. The sun streaming through the clouds, the horizon. The heavens where the heavenly Father watches over us. It is stunning. Stunning for sure.


  21. 321
    Angela says:

    Hi Beth, I am from the small west Texas community of Clyde. Our morning started out with overcast skies. As I back out of my driveway there is one branch of my redbud tree with gorgeous purple blooms. I always look forward to the blooms they only last a short few days. So I am anticipating the entire tree in blooms. We had a sprinkle of a few drops of rain for three minutes at the most. The sun is shining with the wonderful warmth of about 65 degrees. We always enjoy the mild temperatures of spring . The park is full of children’s laughter , a pick up game of basketball and a hum of a lawn mower.

  22. 322
    Carolyn says:

    Here is Tacoma WA, where it has been raining pretty steadily yet we had a small break in the clouds that let the blue sky show herself in all its glory. Looking forward to warmer sunny days, especially the increase in colorful vibrant flowers.

  23. 323
    Rachael says:

    In Seoul, Korea, the cherry blossoms, with their white and pink flower petals and magenta centers, just started to bloom this week. I look forward to them being in full bloom next week. Then, the week after next, I also look forward to walking down the sidewalk as the petals fall off and blow in the wind so the bright green leaves can begin to grow on the branches. It’s like I’m in some sort of romantics story during this time. Now if only the smog from the “yellow dust” pollution would go away so I can enjoy blue sky. I guess we can’t have it all. Spring in Korea is beautiful.

  24. 324
    Michele says:

    Hi Beth, here in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, i can finally see the bowl of our 3 foot bird bath. Good riddance to all the snow this winter. The Cardinals are a welcome sight! The Magnolias are budding…Hope they aren’t too eager this spring… See you in Hershey in May! God Bless.

  25. 325
    Jackie says:

    I live in Georgia but spent the past week at my mom and dad’s in NE Alabama
    They live on 40 acres that my great granddad homesteaded in the late 1800’s
    In the early morning I sit and look out at the pasture starting to turn green and the
    daffodils blooming. It was 25 degrees one morning but warmed to the 60s. There
    is a creek that runs through the property. Always a treat as a child to walk to the
    creek to see what “critters” might be seen! As I sit in the quiet of the morning looking
    out at the pasture, I wonder if long ago my grandmother had her quiet time gazing
    out these very windows. Love my family!

  26. 326
    Allison Ashton says:

    I grew up in concrete city Houston, Texas and and still live here. My humble abode is set in a neigborhood of homes, simple. Thankfully I live close to several freeways that can take me (by car) in all directions NSEW if needed. On many evenings in the summer I can stand on my little porch and see the western sky and the beautiful setting sun. Sometimes that sky takes my breath away, wow, and I have taken several shots of it. Because my apartment sets in a neigborhood I can take a nice walk down the street. I long for more trees, less noise, less traffic, less buildings and construction work on freeways!

  27. 327
    Lisa says:

    I currently live in Garland (Dallas ) TX, our spring is finally here and of course that meant thunderstorm warnings today and a cold front. I planted my front flower bed this morning in 80 degree, humid weather and then had to shut the windows with the falling temperatures from the cooler air moving in.

    I grew up in rural Indiana and spent many days walking with my dog through fields and woods. I searched for morel mushrooms in the spring, and gathered flowers in the summer from rose bushes on abandoned homesteads. I miss the country and wide open spaces. I hope we can move to a more scenic place soon. I love reading about so many interesting places our sisters live.

    I get my fix for spring flowers at the Dallas Arboretum these days. It is an amazing place of beauty in the city!( We can’t grow most spring bulbs here without refrigerating our bulbs before planting them so most people don’t have them at home.) The Arboretum lets me smell hyacinths, and see tulips by the thousands!

    Texas Bluebonnets are starting to make an appearance and my Facebook feed show beautiful pictures every day. It seems to be a Texas tradition to take a picture of children and pets in Bluebonnets every year, so the pictures will be coming for a while! There is a hill in a nearby area that is just covered every year, so maybe I will take my dog this year,( my grown sons don’t want to go for some reason! Lol)

    Thanks for the wonderful tour of the world with our sisters in Christ!

  28. 328
    Sherrill Ludy says:

    I live in Dallas, Texas where spring comes and goes. Coats one day and shorts the next are the norm this year. Our gorgeous daffodils and tulips are happy one day and the next day they don’t know what hit them as a cold front moves through. Just seeing the flowers though make me thank God for all the beauty He has given us to enjoy! Before we blink our eyes we will be hot and putting the A/C on.

  29. 329
    Sue says:

    I’m in Texarkana – just an hour down the road from your hometown, Beth! Looking out from the front of our home is just an average neighborhood. But God has so graced us with a gorgeous view in the back. We planted grass in a small part, but left most of it natural – east Texas pine trees, azaleas about to bloom, dogwoods, a bird bath, wisteria will bloom soon. I am blessed year round by just looking out the back windows. I praise the Creator!

  30. 330
    Cindy Hopkins says:

    Sitting here in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City area) and writing while watching the Sweet Sixteen games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Although we’re sad that our beloved KU Jayhawks got bumped out of the tournament last weekend, we are very excited that the brutally cold and seemingly endless winter we had, is finally beginning to loosen it’s grip. I watched a group of robins chasing each other around the yard earlier this week, and noticed today that the lawn is almost now more green than brown! Daffodils are blooming and the stores are now selling the most gorgeous pansies…one of my favorites! Thank you Jesus for always bringing the warmth and beauty of spring!!

  31. 331
    Dr. V says:

    Hi ya’ll! I am proud to say I am from the very humid, yet very loved little place called Houston, Texas. The humidity was so thick today I felt like I was walking around with a wet blanket on my shoulders; but I love my city none-the-less! I love my walk to work at the Texas Medical Center, each morning and each afternoon. I love the sound of God’s creatures mixed in with the sounds of the hustle and bustle of the medical center. The spaghetti bowl of sounds like to take the lead. When the humming of the cars going by dies down, the birds can be heard singing their morning praises. Occasionally, the distant sound of an ambulance siren or the all-too-constant Life Flight helicopter cuts through. I know these sounds are not usually considered beautiful, but when I hear them, I like to think that they are not that the sound of someone hurting, but the sound of someone being helped. Someone being saved! I love to look out my window and see the distant downtown skyscrapers as they backdrop Herman Park and the Houston Zoo. I know it’s not nature at its most glorious, but I personally know that it is a place where the wellspring of God-given, life-saving healing is taking place.

    Love you much, Beth for your servant’s heart.

  32. 332
    Carol Wilson says:

    We have spring one day! winter the next day! & summer the next day in Choctaw, Oklahoma!!!

  33. 333
    Kellie says:

    Today in the Salt Lake Valley the sun was shining on the snow-capped Wasatch mountains. The clouds were light and fluffy and Canada geese were honking in the background. Utah is such a beautiful place to live, although, my heart will forever remain in Texas!

  34. 334
    Lisa H says:

    Hello, from chilly Bloomington, Indiana. If you all were here with me I would bring you along with me to church on Sunday as I am leading a group of 12 women in your study on Sacred Secrets. How thrilled they would be not only to go deeper in our understanding of what it really means when secrets manifest, but also to be joined by LPM girlfriends – what a blast! So blessed by your ministry. Have a joy-filled spring and send some warm, sunny weather up north…

  35. 335
    Dayna Tirado says:

    Bedford, a cute little town in south Virginia. I love sitting on my wrap around porch up on our hill looking out over the southern valley. The early morning mist hovering in all the nooks and crannies. My horse, llama and alpaca out grazing on the grass. Having a cup of coffee and a talk with The Lord as the sun rises and I snuggle up in my throw rug. A gift from God is this place of peace….

  36. 336
    Windy W says:

    Hello from Marietta, Ga just outside Atlanta. A slow rain has been falling here all day, but Sunday will bring temps in the 70’s. The Dogwood trees are getting ready to explode with beautiful white blossoms, which reminds me of the Cross and sacrifices made by Jesus so long ago. The butter-cups are as yellow as the sun, the pansies are popping with purple white and yellow, while the azaleas are getting ready to present us with huge pink blooms. My kiddos are running around from a week of mission field work at their school and we are heading into a week of Spring Break. We are blessed beyond words and so happy to be a part of this happy blog. Blessings to you all!!

  37. 337
    Lindsay Stark says:

    Hi Beth, my name is Lindsay Stark and I am a 26 year old from London, Ontario, Canada. God has been using your studies to change me and my whole family for 10 years. Thank you, Jesus 🙂

  38. 338
    sharon, GA says:

    Here in the usually hot, sunny and green by now south, little ears are waiting anxiously and excitedly for the busy sounds of the evening twilight, to announce the long awaited arrival of their own special backyard hunting season. With jumping, croaking and buzzing friends to keep them busy, scurrying yard to yard with delight for months. Watching in winter jackets they are perplexed at the silence of spring. dissapointed, realizing that like us their crittery friends are still keeping warm and waiting too.

  39. 339
    Debbie Szabo says:

    Hi Beth! I live in Hiram, Ohio in the northeast corner of the state and we are not-so-patiently waiting for Spring after a very long, cold winter! My husband and I make maple syrup and it has been a very slow season!! There is still a lot of frost in the ground here but there IS MUD!!!!! Next week looks to be a bit warmer and I can’t wait to see something, anything green!!!!! Can’t wait to put the swings back up on the swing set for our grandbabies!!!!~~Thank you for sharing your days with us!!!!

  40. 340
    Stacey says:

    I enjoy reading your blog in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Thanks for all that you all do to advance the Kingdom of God. Love ya’ll

  41. 341
    Anna Patterson says:

    Hi Beth!
    I’m a bit late to the party but loved going on the walk through your woods the other day. I chose the rattlesnake boots. 🙂 I’m a Texan from Dallas but have lived the past 18 years in Orlando, FL. We’ve been having lovely weather over the last few months in the Sunshine State…I think November through May are the best months to come visit Mickey & friends. Although we have Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World, not all of Orlando is a theme park. I actually live a bit on the outskirts of town where I see all kinds of wildlife (bald eagles, deer, sandhill cranes, rabbits, horses, cows, and even alligators!). I love all the lakes and palm trees and am just a 45 minute drive to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. So, come visit and we’ll find some chips & salsa, Florida style. It doesn’t quite compare to the Tex-Mex I grew up on but it will do until I make my next trip to Texas, which is never too far off since I still have family in North Texas. Bless you, Beth, and all your wonderful co-workers. Jesus shines brightly wherever you go.

  42. 342
    Bec says:

    Hello from the Gold Coast, Australia! I consider myself very lucky because the beach is my backyard. I fall asleep to the sound of the ocean, waves crashing on the sand. All year long we sleep with the balcony doors open to allow the cool sea breeze to float through our apartment. My favourite time of day is sunset – sitting on the balcony, watching the sun set over the ocean – the sky full of beautiful colours!

  43. 343
    Lynda Harkins says:

    Posting from beautiful Monterey, California! Home of an award-winning aquarium full of God’s creations of the sea, beautiful coastal landscapes that are rugged, rocky, a little sandy with cold waters that still entice the bravest surfers, scuba divers, kayakers and very brave swimmers. Our golf courses are a sight and beauty to behold…the quaintness that is downtown Carmel for those of you who love to shop…my neighborhood is full of grand pines, redwoods and cypress trees and the loveliness that is our Spring…blooming hydrangea, roses, wisteria. Hiking, biking and running trails weave themselves through our incredible terrain. Come visit me!

  44. 344
    Judy says:

    Hi to all from sunny Southern California where we’re visiting with our daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandsons. Walks here can be anything from a 8 mile trek to the ocean or hilly climbs with gorgeous views. When we’re home, it’s in beautiful Colorado where we enjoy walking along fast-flowing creeks and mountain paths. Elk and deer sightings are common as are coyotes and occasional foxes and bobcats.

  45. 345
    Sherry says:

    Sherry, Indianapolis, Indiana

    It’s still a bit to cold for my taste…seems like this winter enjoys sticking around WAY TOO MUCH! However, signs of spring are on their way, and after such a long, snowy, cold time, the hope of that is a unifying factor for us Hoosiers!
    Love ya

  46. 346
    Traci Beeson says:

    I have lived in this same house just south of Wichita, Kansas, for all of my almost-22 years and yes, Kansas is as flat as everyone thinks. Possibly flatter. 😉 A friend told me once that the government had research done that discovered that Kansas is actually flatter than a pancake. (Why they would bother spending all that money to discover that when they could just stand in an open field and see for themselves what we who live here have known all our lives, I don’t know.) 😉
    Anyway. Flat, nice, straight roads (I’m told the roads are, in fact, *not* straight everywhere else – another friend who was visiting us awhile back actually asked me, “How do y’all get your roads so straight?” to which I answered, “Umm..we….build them..that way?” haha!), lots of cattle and crops – corn (mostly feed corn, which is not good for eating by anyone but the dear cattle;)), soybeans, wheat, alfalfa – and hay bales everywhere, even in the middle of the city. If there’s even a small area in between buildings or roads that can be cut for hay, they’ll do it! I love seeing tractors and hay bales in the city, haha! 🙂
    We also get a very nice variety of all four seasons here, just about equal in length (though obviously some years the winter goes a bit long, and other years I think summer never will end, but it all averages out). 😉
    My favorite thing about Kansas, though, is the big, open sky, and the sunrises and sunsets. A friend from Oregon was visiting once and we were arguing (in fun) over which state was better – Kansas or Oregon – and on all other points she was loyal to OR, but she had to admit that she’d never seen better sunrises/sunsets than in KS. My favorite part of every day is getting up and sitting at the kitchen table, sipping coffee, watching the sunrise, and talking to Jesus. I’m not even a morning person (like, at all), but those sunrises are so worth it. =)
    God is so good.

    And this comment is turning into a letter! Good gravy.

    But one more thing – the people here are oh-so-friendly! It’s such a wonderful place to live. I used to think that people everywhere were as welcoming and friendly (and Christians mostly are, but I’m talking people in general) but after a few vacations I learned that Kansas actually is more friendly than alot of places. Haven’t been down south yet, though, so they might have us beat. 😉 haha

    Anyways, I shall stop talking (writing?) your ear off and let you get on with life! Love and hugs to you!!!!

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    Ernestine S. Bonicelli says:

    I live in a subdivision, where the houses are jammed next to each other. I also live in Tennessee, which is some of the most beautiful country you will find. My grandmother lived out in the next county, by the Mississippi River, and the woods are gorgeous out there. I sometimes drive to Jackson, TN to eat at the Old Country Store, and the drive is lovely. Long ago, there were the Smoky Mountains to go and partake of. Before I got too old and sick, my prayer partner and I went every Spring and Fall to Chickasaw State Park for a combination prayer retreat and vacation. That was heaven! Beautiful, quiet scenery, lovely lake, etc. It’s all a memory now, but I enjoy going places with all of you, and the love and unity that we enjoy. It doesn’t matter, believe me, that I am 81 – I feel the same thing you do for these beautiful sisters in Christ!!!!

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    Marilyn Bennett says:

    Here in Hendersonville,NC, we are awaiting spring. Tiny green leaves are popping out on the trees, maples are budding red, and the dogwoods and cherry trees are blooming white. It is a majestic time of year. I love to look out the window at the bluebirds busily building their nest for this spring’s new baby birds. All the squirrels are out and about, as the birds sing all around. Spring here in the WNC mountains is a reminder that God is a God of renewal…His mercies are new every day. Hallelujah!

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    Jana Wright says:

    This Texan now lives in Vermont! My husband and I heeded God’s call to help start Northeastern Baptist College of Vermont. Vermont is the most unchurched state in the nation! The intent of the president is to train and teach college kids to stay in this area to help reach New England for Christ! My husband is teaching and is in charge of fundraising. This is our first winter and it has been a cold one but this south Texas girl has loved every minute it snowed! Felt like a kid! I was at Texas State when you were there. I have led your Bible studies, taken your Bible studies and gone to your conferences and have always been blessed by your teaching. Trying to finish James right now on my own. Pray for us. Starting from ground zero is hard. But God is faithful! Oh and the fall was unbelievable! I have always wanted to live where you could experience God’s four seasons!

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    Jenn says:

    I’m just back from a trip to Hawaii, but being away from my home and kids just makes me love Colorado even more. The tulip bulbs are coming up, so are the dandelions. The buds have started on the aspen trees and lilac bushes.
    The redbud tree will be next, and the grass is starting to green up.
    It has been cold here this year, but not like the Midwest where I grew up! I’m very thankful for that.
    Robins have been here for about a month, I love how they know when they should show up.
    My mom and dad are visiting the boys for spring break, they are happy to be visiting from Illinois where it’s is still a bit colder than here.
    Happy Easter! Spring will be here soon!

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