Yesterday we had an inch of snow on the deck. Shortly after I posted those lovely photos it stopped snowing and the sun came out. At the request of Elizabeth Harper over at Gifts of the Journey, who wanted to see what the deck looked like today, I provide the following photos. As you can see, it's nearly always sunny here in Evergreen, which means that snowfall never stays long on the ground. Still, I'm looking forward to the next snowfall and after that, the point when it's cold enough for the lake to freeze and then we'll get to see the skaters. I'll post pictures when that happens.
Open to the Sprit is like reading a letter from a friend. McKnight writes a very accessible introduction to the Holy Spirit and its role in our spiritual life. McKnight uses several stories from his life and others to share how the Holy Spirit consoles and deepens our daily spiritual walk. A terrific book for those seeking an introduction to a relationship with the Holy Spirit.