We made it through our spring storm last night with barely any snow. It’s chilly and the rooftops have snow, but that was no big deal. I have been through much worse winter storms in April and even May. You can see our Serviceberry tree is in full bloom and the grass is really green this year. We had a very long and snowy winter and it keeps trying to hang on. This is spring in Colorado where the reemerging life battles the last winter storms of the Rocky Mountains until the beginning of summer. Thank you all for praying for our son. He is feeling much better and he is back to school today. I am resting and recuperating this week, so this will be another short post. I just wanted to share some photos I took this morning and earlier this month, and post a powerful prayer from Ephesians.
Here are some photos I took this morning. This is looking straight west to the front range of the Rockies:
This is our peach tree, which is starting to bloom nicely:
It is really thick with fog and clouds and we can’t even see Pike’s Peak today. It is so thick right now that I can barely see the front range at all. Good thing I took those photos early this morning.
Here are some photos I took earlier this month of a Colorado Red-tailed hawk in flight:
We see multiple hawks here every day. They love hunting the open space behind our house and sometimes they even land on our back fence. They are beautiful birds of prey.
Here is a photo of our local deer family and a good photo of Pike’s Peak I took a couple weeks ago. The deer are fuzzy from their winter fur and that is what Pike’s looks like on a clear day, which is usually every day here. We get around 330+ days of sunshine per year, so cloudy days like today are rare.
Now for the prayer the Apostle Paul prayed for the believers at Ephesus. I echo this prayer in our time for all of us. May His will be done!
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Amen Lord Jesus!
Grace and peace to you all!