If I’m honest, I used to dread the dark days of December.
The bitter cold, disappearing daylight, distracted drivers, crowded stores, finances stretched thin. It all was enough to make me want to hole up and hibernate until the holidays passed. Continue reading “Hope sparks the season”
Rudolph the reindeer has hung around a little longer than normal this year.
Each December, a mysterious transformation takes place on a deer crossing sign in our community. Someone places a blinking red light on the nose of the deer to turn the street sign into a Rudolph decoration on the road that leads us home. Continue reading “The light that leads home”
It’s taken a while for the seasons to change here in the Inland Northwest. Rainy weeks and warm temperatures have kept the grass greener and flowers blooming longer than usual in our neck of the woods.
Yet, we know what’s coming even if we don’t feel it. Leaves have fallen. Baseball season is over. Clocks have been turned back.
Change is constant, yet it’s often hard to process. That’s why I’m so thankful for signs in creation that remind me there is a bigger picture, a consistent rhythm and order to this world. One of those signs is the deer who rests in our backyard. Continue reading “As seasons change”