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Green trees, cool water, a gentle breeze...the perfect place to sit at the feet of the Master and learn. Jesus taught so often on the shoreline, and He's still speaking today.

This is where I share the lessons He teaches me, often during the time I spend on the shores of a local lake. I don't have all the answers...and some days I don't have any. But I go here when I need to draw near to Him in a tangible way. Come with me...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dance of the Trees

Dance of the Trees

The forest floor is littered
With leaves of brown.
The nests above, long abandoned.

The wind sounds hollow, haunting,
And pushes past me
Looking to stir up trouble.

Instead, the trees greet it playfully
Slender, twisted trunks
Swaying gently back and forth.

Graceful boughs grasp at the sky
Others lean backward as if
Being dipped in a graceful tango.


  1. There is something about a naked tree swaying in the wind that always seems to beckon me to a surrender like I have never surrendered before. Perhaps it is that it is solidly planted, unable to, not wanting to move from where it's maker has pruposely placed it. It says to me..."Watch us and do aswe do. Raise you arms and trust. Don't be so concerned with the green cloaked evergreens who never lose their needles or boughs inwinter. They'll never know what it means to feel the freedom of nakedness and the rest it brings. They'll never feel the breath of the maker clothing them as we, who are bare and vulnerable do. Every spring we are ...born...again. We feel the rush of new life course through our limbs and then...by design...we bloom...oh we bloom. Fresh and green drinking in the sunlight and the dew anxious to provide shade and sing with wind taht blown through our branches and across our leaves. We are naked for a time but all the while our branches are raised in praise. See this...do this. Just as we are changed every spring...so will you be." Renata

    1. Yes, yes, yes Renata - exactly! I'm am learning to see the beauty in what others see as barren. Those trees just seem to have so much joy!

  2. Love the change on the page, first of all.

    This is such lovely prose, Toni. And, of course, I certainly recognize the scenery!

    In God's creation, beauty can even be found in the cold, stark and grey of the wilderness.


  3. Love this...just saw it also checking out Blog Nation! Thanks Toni!