After The Storm

Hello Friends! Tonight’s Feature Image is titled “Still Standing 102421” and is available for purchase by clicking on the thumbnail and reaching out to me on the contact page.

I visited one of my favorite trees a few days ago. The ancient Sycamore that overlooks the Kessler Cross Lanes area. This tree is absolutely huge. It’s on private property so I only admire it from the public road and I’m not able to actually measure the base of the tree but I’ve seen two cows laying beneath it end to end and together they were just a little longer than the tree is wide. The limbs of this tree are “timber sized”.

You can tell that the old tree has weathered many storms. There’s no real way to tell exactly how tall it might have been and even the large limbs have been broken and lost significant portions. But the old tree just keeps going. No matter how battered and broken by storms it is that tree just keeps growing. The roots must be just as large and well anchored.

If a person lives long enough they’re going to tested by life’s storms. We’re going to be battered and broken and loss will always be part of it. But that’s only half of the story. Because if our roots are deep enough and we’ll anchored then there’s going to be a comeback. We just need to keep reaching and growing. Survival is simply not being torn down by life’s storms. Winning is when you don’t let them stop you from growing.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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3 thoughts on “After The Storm

    1. I’ve always been interested in wilderness survival. ( much easier in Appalachia than Alaska from what I see). One of the root philosophies is that people who die in the wilderness die not because they didn’t have access to their physical needs but that they gave up. They died of a broken spirit first and then their bodies gave out. Now, in the civilized world we have people who walk around with a dead spirit for decades before they die. What they really need is Christ to revive that spirit so they can live beyond existence. Until then, I just try to encourage them not to give up yet.

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      1. Yes, it is so important to not give up and go to Jesus, for healing of the broken heart. Alaska has great wilderness places but one always has to be prepared for many hazards, hypothermia, bears, snow, etc. But it is wonderful to get out in the wilderness! 😃

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