More Blessings Week Two

Added to my expanding circle this Sunday morning:

Mounds of Colorful Petunias

Shady Live Oak Trees with Sturdy Welcoming Arms

Brownies for Breakfast

Neighbors Who Wave Hello

Honking Canada Geese

Books to Read: (Wait Until Next Year by Doris K Goodwin and my second Joshua book, Joshua in the Holy Land, by Father J Girzone)

And this: And even to your old age I am he; and . . . I will carry you, . . . and I will bear . . . I and will deliver you. Isaiah, 46:4)

This morning I walked along one of the many golf courses near our house. Normally, walkers would not be allowed to walk the cart paths, but then again, these are not normal times. Catching my attention as I walked in the residential areas, was this pallet of colorful petunias. They presented me with a morning bouquet and I smiled back.

Strolling the perimeter of the golf course, I was guided by a border of gigantic shady Live Oak trees. They are kindly escorts. Stretching upward and outward their massive arms seemed to say, “I can scoop you up in my welcoming arms. I will carry you . . I will bear you.” Feeling fully embraced, I walked on.


Then I was alerted by these waterfowl standing at attention. Do they have a message for us? Are we paying attention? As if to punctuate an alarm, I heard the frantic honking of Canada Geese flying overhead. The honking seemed to continue nonstop, slowly echoing away and then returning even louder. They sounded urgent. Pay Attention! Pay Attention!

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Can it be clearer, this urgency? We now have a crisis that megaphones our global interdependence. I see humanity working together. I see once strongly held lines of division blurring. Are our fellow Earth dwellers finding their powerful collective voices? Once we get through this crisis, should our voices be dimmed? What about the pending crisis of climate change?

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Reflections in the Pine Barrens, NJ
Photo by Bill Wranich

Can it be clearer?
Mirrored in lakes.
Echoing life,
Nature’s pulse is our own.

Rivers and fields
Given to man
Need to be healed,
While we still can.

Can it be clearer?


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy Buhrer says:

    oh yes, you are so right!


    1. Nancy,
      I know you are a walker. What do you see?


  2. Bill R says:

    I really enjoy it. Calming, introspective. What we need in these precarious times.


    1. Thank you Bill. Writing puts me in touch with what is truly important.


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