Morning’s Mystery

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Transforming night’s darkness

Morning’s mystery calls

Covering land with mist

Sunrise waiting, now stalls


Spirit’s sentinels stand

Towering, leafless trees

Daybreak’s silent twilight

Catching whisper of breeze


Sharing message of peace

Stillness joining crisp air

Breathing with day’s fresh hope

Spring waits as winter’s heir


Time forgets to advance

Hitting snooze, stardust reigns

Nature’s one vacation

Filling cold-blooded veins


Freezing rain descending

Sleep’s final ticket home

Chilling another day

Winter ready to roam

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Years Ago

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Hidden in forest’s midst

Ancient homestead’s landscape

Under winter blanket

Wakening, day takes shape


One more snowy morning

Old barn wrapped up in white

Barely able to stand

Making for quite a sight


Corral broken, rails split

Livestock forever gone

Snow-painted grass smiles back

Waiting for spring’s new fawn   


But wait, life still stirring

Chimney’s smoke drifting high

Rustic cabin’s fireplace

Warming urge to drop by


All welcome, step inside

Plenty of room to share

Coffee’s hot, feel at home

Sitting on kitchen’s chairs


Hilltop looking back down

So many years ago

Memories slowly fade

Covering up in snow

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Winter’s Evening Cue

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Quiet fog whispers

Hanging above trees

Clouds resting on pines

Mist wanting to freeze


Landscape’s gentle peace

Transcending spirit

Now wanting to rest

Stillness, now hear it


Time ready to pause

Watching scene outside

Afternoon nap calls

Sleepy thoughts collide


Awake, look outdoors

Falling in rhythm

Fresh flakes floating down

Snow’s algorithm


White transformation

Mesmerizing view

Nature’s snowy blanket

Winter’s evening cue

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Leo Tolstoy Quotes

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

Leo (Count Lev Nikolayevich) Tolstoy (1828-1910) was a Russian writer.  Many consider him to be one the world’s greatest authors of all-time.

O. Henry Quotes

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We can’t buy one minute of time with cash; if we could, rich people would live longer.

No friendship is an accident.

O. Henry, the pen name of William Henry Porter (1862-1910), was an American writer who mastered the art of crafting short stories.

Charles Stanley Quote

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If we expect God to work according to our timetable, we’re likely to face disappointment.  Ours is a long-term walk of faith.

From Hebrews 11:1-3:  “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval.  By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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God doesn’t tell time as we do.  He does remarkable things, regardless of our time of day.  He will leave our particular Red Sea absolutely closed, without an opening, without a sign, until He has finished teaching us the lessons we need to learn.

From 1 Chronicles 16:27:  “Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy are in His place.”

Richard Halverson Quote

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God has a time for everything, a perfect schedule.  He is never too soon, never too late.  The when of His will is as important as the what and the how.  

From Galatians 4:4-5:  “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.”

Jane Austen Quotes

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None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.

Time will explain.

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an acclaimed English novelist.  Much of her writings dealt with women’s pursuit of a more favorable social standing as well as economic security.

Time’s Traveler

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Generations marching

Clock’s hands never stand still

Time’s traveler journeys

Years navigate downhill


History’s recorder

Passport to each event

Time’s traveler writing

Every book’s contents


Stories fill with people

Exploits reign paramount

Time’s traveler sees all

His recollections count


Worldly landmarks indexed

Mile after mile recalls

Time’s traveler postcards

Destination now calls


Energy never sleeps

Chronicles each step

Time’s traveler breathing

At library’s doorstep


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