Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Sunday, October 26, 2014


CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith from a Place of Winter for the Years of Winter… ©

In the darkness of this morning hour
my vision of the day
is filled with hope.
Yet I know that with the dawn
comes worry,
aches of body, mind, and soul,
concerns for others,
and for my own slowly slipping
footing in this world.
Evil hides in night time, true,
but it brazens forth in daylight,
swinging the sword of power
with lies and swagger,
chanting holy verses as it strides.
Do not despair because of darkness.
In the darkness before daylight
there is hope.  

John Robert McFarland

The “place of winter” mentioned in the title line is Iron Mountain, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where life is defined by winter even in the summer! [This phrase is explained in the post for March 20, 2014.]

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I have also started an author blog, about writing, in preparation for the publication, by Black Opal Books, of my novel, VETS, in late 2014 or early 2015.

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1 comment:

  1. I don't manage to swing over to your blog to catch all of you posts, but when I do, your writing always speaks to me and seems to have relevance to things that are good for me to address in my life. Very powerful messages.