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19 Jan

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Sunshine, heavenly sunshine!  Here in the winter, we don’t see much of it. Even if it’s sunny all around us, we are in a shadow.  This picture was taken at around 10:30am.  You can see how low the sun is in the sky – this means we typically get about 15-20min of sunshine before it disappears back behind that mountain – that’s if we even get sunshine at all.  It can really make for a long, dreary winter.  Normally, if it’s sunny, we’ll throw open the curtains and stand at the window, trying to soak up every last minute of it.  On rare occasions, we’ll get a couple of days where it lasts for an hour or two, and it is incredible how an hour or two of sunshine can really lift one’s spirit.
Why am I telling you this? Well, here’s the thing…first of all, yesterday and today have been sunny days, and I just wanted to share the beauty of it with you.  Truly, I never tire of this view.  Admittedly, it took me awhile to get used to it, but I have learned to never take it for granted, especially after watching it go up in flames this last summer.  From our home, we can watch deer, beaver, great blue herons, bald eagles, salmon, ice flows changing daily, the occasional bear, and more.  Sunshine or not, it is beautiful, and I am grateful.
Secondly, whether it’s streaming in our windows or tucked behind the mountain, hidden above the clouds in the atmosphere or beaming across a clear blue sky, the sun always comes up.  My husband likes to remind me of this, especially when I am struggling with something or going through a difficult time.  And while it often drives me crazy, he’s right.  The sun will always come up tomorrow (cue the song from Annie), no matter what.  No matter what we’re going through, the sun still rises, life still goes on.  This too, shall pass, and there will be brighter days.  God’s mercies are new every morning, and the dawning of each new day is another chance to rise up and do better.  “Though the sorrow (darkness) may last for a night, His joy (sunshine) comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)
Until next time….

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Posted by on January 19, 2015 in Ramblings

 

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