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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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April 28, 2011 - Look Up

By Rose McCormick Brandon

A night at the cottage, a camp fire. In rural darkness, the sky shows its glory. Between the treetops, looking straight up, stars sparkle like crystal, vying for space, nearly bumping into each other.

“Look up,” we say to each person as they slide into our circle of lawn chairs. We don’t say much else; words to describe the sight above don’t exist. We lean back in our canvas slings, fix our eyes upward and let the night sky speak to us.

We view our individual challenges from a higher plane. We allow ourselves to get lost in beauty. We revel in God’s handiwork and marvel at His creativity.

Looking up brings relief to us. Our necessary horizontal view of life requires mundane tasks like paying bills, jockeying for parking spaces, advocating for our children, cleaning and cooking. Simple tasks, but taken together, they exhaust us.

When we look up, we let go of the mundane. In letting go, we rest. If only for a few minutes or even an hour, the time we spend looking up renews our ability to handle the trivial but necessary duties life hands us.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world” (Psalm 19:1-4, NIV).

— Rose McCormick Brandon and her husband, Doug, live in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

 

 

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