Hope despite the ominousness

Recently, I visited my brother up in Washington and I commented on how beautiful Mount Rainier was and how interesting it was that some days it faded from sight. My brother said, “yeah, it’s always loomin on the horizon”. To which I replied that looming was a strong word.  Of course he rebutted, “you know, it’s a volcano”. Well, in my ignorance, I did not.  It did get me to thinking… despite ominous outlooks for so many things in our lives and the unrest in our country and abroad, we can look for the good in the world and have hope.

The Season of Hope



March was trying. Uncertainty. Frustration. Aggravation. Followed by Calm, Reassurance, and Hope.
I think all of us feel that way sometimes.  We get a leg up, and the wrung on the ladder gives out.

Being a mom is definitely like that.  Labor even tries to prepare us for these times. It’s hard, uncontrolled, and usually unscheduled. Uncertain, sometimes frustrating, even aggravating at times. Those feelings are often countered by Calm, Reassurance, and Hope.

That’s what I like best about spring.  It’s hopeful.  The explosion of rebirth and new life around us.  The spirit of Easter resonates all season long.

If you’ve never read the Easter story, it’s the perfect parallel to spring.”  Matthew 26-28