Whose woods are these?

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.

His house is in the village though;

He will not see me stopping here

To watch his woods fill up with snow.

 

My little horse must think it queer

To stop without a farmhouse near

Between the woods and frozen lake

The darkest evening of the year.

 

He gives his harness bells a shake

To ask if there is some mistake.

The only other sound’s the sweep

Of easy wind and downy flake.

 

The woods are dark, lovely and deep

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

Poem by: Robert Frost

This was one of my favorite poems growing up, hope it brings back memories to you.

Cabin Fever

All fooled! 

When February taunts us with 65 degree weather here in upstate New York, we are all fooled!

I admit, my cabin fever kicks in and I want to rebelliously run outside without a jacket in 32 degree weather, when that temperature plummets by 33 degrees cooler the very next day! My hyacinths green noses are nudging at the frozen soil , saying set me free!!! So weathermen are predicting a Nor’Eastern today , that is just wrong!

I can only hope along with the rest of us, that they are wrong! One thing for certain, Spring is coming soon, looking forward to seeing those blossoms and seeing my green grass again! Hang in there cabin dwellers!


 

Life is Short

Life is a vapor

Who may climb the mountain of the Lord and enter where He lives? Only those with pure hands and hearts, who do not practice dishonesty and lying. They will receive God’s goodness as their blessing from Him, planted in their lives by God Himself, their Savior. These are the ones who are allowed to stand before the Lord and worship the God of Jacob.(Psalm 24:1-6)

I am relieved and resolved daily that my brother , Freddie is with the Lord. Though , I miss him everyday, I know that he is worshiping with the angels, standing before the Lord.

Open up , O ancient gates , and let the King of Glory in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, invincible in battle. Yes, open wide the gates and let the King of Glory in. Who is this King of Glory? The Commander of all of heaven’s armies. (Psalms 24:7-10)

Life is way too short , open up your hearts today and let the King of Glory come in to your heart!!

Ocean is Deep

We have heard the expression , “as deep as the ocean”- all of our lives. As a child, I would ask “how deep is the ocean?” The usual response was, very deep. It has been said that man has not conclusively established the deepest, deeps of the ocean, though progress is made daily. Yet the bible says in Job ,” when lightening falls from heaven, it may be seen at the bottom of the ocean”, so God knows the depth. To man, the answer remains unknown. There are many things unknown to us that we believe, with or without proof, of course it depends on how skeptical you may be. We have perceived many things as we travel life’s journey , we have surmised many things that may solidify those things- that we do believe; or shake things up a bit. The most important focus to me is not just to believe, but also to- believe well. The definition of what that would be may vary for each of us, but I believe in a living God who knows all, including the depth of the ocean.  

Makes Me Want To Sing

How Majestic

If the mountains could speak to one another , what do you think that they would say?  Would one argue to the other about how much more  majestic, one is, than the other? Each mountain is majestic in it’s own character.  To the eagle, he would say I am going home-to my nest in the mountain. He would not compare his mountain to a valley cliff, he would go to his home and take care of it, with ownership. It seems sometimes people take ownership of way too many things, that seem to make little difference in the journey that they are on. Your home is as majestic as you make it to be, how much you love, care for it, give thanks for it and how comfortable the place that you have -makes you feel.  My home makes me want to sing everyday. I look at something everyday that tells me , “Now doesn’t that just make me want to sing?” This season when things can become more valuable than life at times, remember the reason for the season, and oh, how Majestic is His name!” Merry Christmas to all !!!!Love each other daily and be thankful for all that you have.