Awakening a Keen Observer

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Still snowing

I have been watching the Olympics and so love to see the Olympians do their sport. I am so very very impressed. The composure and the focus is amazing to me. I am impressed with their desire to do their BEST not just focus on winning.
Former Olympian Scott Hamilton who is doing the narration on the Women's Ice Skating is so great with bringing out the good in each one's performance. They have been able to skate on Olympic Ice. It is awesome the way he brings out an individuals best.
Should we also do this? Should we as faithful people, or claiming to be faithful people, be the very ones to bring out peoples' strengths? I think so. Calling out of them the best they can be! Seeking to see 'the God' in them and to reinforce the best in them.

Jesus looked at his disciples and said follow me. He saw the best in everyone he met and made it possible for them to express that Goodness.

God Abide
Bobbie Giltz McGarey

Morning Snow

Here we are in Bethlehem, PA still. The weather has plans other than mine and I imagine that this is the time to put together

snow melds the tress and the ground and the sky.

Mellow us today. Keep us safe,

God Abides
Bobbie Giltz McGarey

Friday, February 19, 2010

Snow Color

So happily we visit Bethlehem. Our daughter lives across the street from a church. What beautiful rolling hills there are in this part of Pennsylvania.
Some of the houses still have the single candles in each window. Come home, come home, it says.
We who have such homes are blessed in snow covered times.
We who are blessed can share in rain or snow or cold or hot.

Sometimes I am amazed with myself as I consider just how entitled I believe myself to be.

Perhaps some day we should understand that they are entitled as well?

Certainly in God's eyes this has always been true.

Mercy of God be upon us all.

God abide
Bobbie Giltz McGarey

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

'baby' Lamas

Grace and peace.
'baby' Lamas are not holy ones but rather the four-legged furry ones. On our way to church Sunday I saw two young beside a female in one field. I turned around to get a better look. Were they lamas or calves that had wandered over. They were lamas! They were little and all black and furry and had cute little pointy ears. One was nursing and the other resting on the ground nearby. We look at them as being adorable. And they were.

It's also calving season here and with the new 'techniques' used by many ranchers many females give birth on the same day..or within a short range of days. You look out in the fields and there are all these little calves some steadier than others at their mothers sides.

New life that Spring thing is all around. Even during the big freeze we had a couple of weeks ago now the branches with their complete coating of ice had the buds already on them. They looked like tiny red bulbs or lights evenly spaced down the branches. It's coming. It is that hope-filled time of year.

So, baby lamas, baby cows, new leaves, all point to the turning of the seasons. (I know some of you may not think this is true with another foot or two of new snow on the East Coast of the US). But the days are passing and will surely come the next season Spring.

Blessings to you all. Thanks for keeping in touch. I'm on facebook as bobbiemcgarey so check in there too.

God abides
Bobbie G. McGarey