https://kenpierpont.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-01-31-Gods-Good-Winter.mp3 The last morning of January lay a cold, beautiful, white blanket across our world. During the daytime the temperatures rose, melting the snow on the roads and walks and leaving the branches and grass dressed in white. January had been mild—one continuous January thaw—so the snow was a welcome change that did no harm. […]
This picture was taken from a little footbridge on the northeast shore of Shear Lake on the property of Camp Barakel where I rest and reflect and pray as often as I can. Some day I will tell you the time and place God released my soul from seeing ministry as an unrelenting burden. It […]
Grabbed a plate of hash browns and some coffee today in a local coffee shop…. This week you can feel something different in the air. Spring comes slowly and deliberately to Michigan. But it comes. The redbuds won’t open and the dogwoods won’t blossom, the flowering pear won’t flower until mid-May but still, the days […]
You only are the maker of all things near and far. You paint the wayside flower, you light the evening star. The wind and waves obey you, by you the birds are fed; much more to us, your children, you give our daily bread. -Matthias Claudius Yesterday was Palm Sunday and the first day of […]
It’s dark and cold and there is a cold, sleety, slush falling from the sky at an angle in the wind as I push the dumpster to the curb this morning. Somewhere there is a resilient little bird out there in the icy, cold, darkness… singing… Give me that spirit today, Lord.
It’s the first day of fall. Soon the furnace will kick on. Men and beasts who can will flee away to warmer places. Biting wind and numbing cold, ice and sleet and snow will turn a simple commute to work into a struggle for our very survival. After a brief cheery holiday season we will […]