Heating Up

Where we are, near the Columbia and Snake Rivers it’s easy to forget the desert surrounds us – until July through September when temperatures rise. Even in our well-tilled and watered garden the ground becomes dry and hard by mid-day.

But come evening, as the sun begins to slip behind the trees in the west and sprinklers kick on in the pastures, the air cools quickly again. Dogs run happily through the lots kicking up dust clouds behind them for our last stroll of the day.

And unexpected beauty frequently surprises me.

Just about dusk every day, I pause and thank God for this life.

“Justice will rule in the wilderness and righteousness in the fertile field. And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest.” Isaiah 32:16-18 (NLT)



Filed under Notes from the Apex

4 responses to “Heating Up

  1. Roos,
    I wish I could thank God for this life. These days I don’t seem to see any purpose of my life- that’s why I like to read your posts for they encourage me- there is so much to do- we just need to see what needs to get done.


    • Susie,
      I have down times too, more than I like to admit. God always rewards me for devoting my energy to “looking past the fog”. I find He is faithful and just – even when I am not. Don’t give up.

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  2. Great stuff. Really nice to see your garden progress. Thank you for your posts.

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