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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

GOD's Beloved 'One & Only SON'

Some 2,000 yrs. ago.........GOD sent forth his only son as a baby to the world!
 This baby was born to 'shed His 'blood' for our Sins, so we would be able to be 'forgiven of all sinfulness'
He was born to a  'humble young Jewish girl, HE was conceived of the Holy Spirit of GOD.

HIS stepfather Joseph was a humle Jewish carpenter. This baby named Jesus  was taught by HIS mother Mary &  stepfather Joseph.......the scriptures of the Torah, the Jewish bible.

Our 'only son', who was taught the Holy Scriptures, in time, he came to 'truly love the 'Lord GOD'......GOD gave him 'his own family' to love & teach the Scriptures to. Together they built & painted  this Nativity Set for us last Christmas. The greatest material gift we ever received, but the greatest 'Spirital gift' was given to us through GOD, His one & only SON, who came to be 'our SALVATION'.  This CHRISTmas, believe in this baby to be GOD'S SON sent for your Salvation; become a 'Child of GOD'.
SING the CAROLS with JOY in your heart, GOD doesn't care if U sing with a beautiful voice, HE CARES 'if we SING' with love  & worship in our voice & our heart, to HIM !!  "OH COME LET US ADORE HIM, CHRIST the LORD", "GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN", "ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD on HIGH", "I HEARD the BELLS on CHRISTMAS DAY",   "HARK the HERALD ANGELS SING", " O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM", "SILENT NIGHT-HOLY NIGHT", "O HOLY NIGHT", "JOY to the WORLD", "AWAY IN A MANGER", & "WE WISH YOU a MERRY CHRISTmas"........all of these 'TITLES' tell the CHRISTmas story - in those alone without the rest of the words !!

May each of you have a 'very 'Merry, Blessed, & Holy' CHRISTMAS !!  WITHOUT CHRIST , THERE CAN BE 'NO' REAL CHRISTmas.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sun. Nov. 14 - a Beautiful day in PA.

Today was a 'beautiful Nov. Sunday' !! Leaves were still on some of the trees, some yrs. they are OFF by Nov. 1, today is Nov. 14th.
Went to church this morning, to fellowship & worship GOD with other Christians. In the aft., after lunch, we decided to take another Sun. ride, while there were still some colored leaves on the trees. We saw some beautiful scenery & bldgs. We saw a barn with HEX signs, several ponds with SUN  shining on them, with leaves contrasting on the 'mirror like' pond. The 'SON' of GOD, tells us 'we also' can SHINE in this world for HIM, while looking in a mirror we see a TRUE image of ourself.
We travel 'county roads' on Sun. afts.every Autumn to ENJOY the beauty of this season, which is sooo short lived, before the 'rest period' of winter.True is the saying for us, "there is no place like home". We have all the 'beauty' of Autumn right in our own yard of 4 acres. We have been blessed by GOD with beautiful Maples on GOD'S Mountain. The apples are all picked, the leaves are leaving, we are working inside & outside to do 'all' that needs to be done, before the REST period of winter for GOD'S world of Nature.

Paul Harvey, The Man and The Birds.wmv

Monday, October 25, 2010

Blooming on the shores of the Lake of Galilee

Anemone is one of my favorite Fall flowers, my particular one is an Autumn variety. I read that JESUS might have been referring to the Anemone, when he spoke of the Lillies of the field, cause HE always CHOSE the most familiar object in  the daily life of the people to illustrate His teachings. The Anemone grew wild in profusion throughout the Holy Land, in Jesus' time on earth, and continues to do so. Today Anemone coronaria in various forms can be found throughout Israel. Anemone is a bulbous pant that produces showy flowers with 5 to 7 colored blooms on one stem. Mine is a pale pink with a yellow center. Blooms late Aug. into Oct. The Anemone is also called Windflower, & is a member of the buttercup family, which contains about 120 species. These plants are perennial herbs with an underground rootstock. Some types are tubrous-rooted. The plants have deeply cut edges on leaves with a very long - sturdy stem. The 'coronaria' variety is also called the 'poppy anemone'. They prefer light shade.
I seem to like the 'shade plants' more than the ones requiring lots of sun....they last longer, one impt. consideration. My personality & physical body also prefer the shade to direct sun, cause I last longer also in the shade...;o)
Gospel of. Mark chap.4, verses 30 to 32 speakof the 'parable' of theMustard Seed. "To what shall we liken the Kingdom of GOD, or with what Parable, shall we liken it ?" It is like a Mustard Seed, sown in the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth. But when it is SOWN, it grows up & becomes greater than all herbs, & shoots out large  branches, so that the birds of the air may NEST under its SHADE..

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween - Oct. 2010

 Halloween - Just around the 'bend'....
At the end of Oct., this holiday does 'not' END....

Happy Autumn to you all or Happy Fall, whichever you prefer. We have a gal named Marcia Montenegro at our church this wk., for Missions conference. She was once a professional Astrologer. Since she has 'been there, done that', as we sometimes say, she has much 'knowledge' about the 'spiritual aspect' of Halloween. Her web pg. is  http://www.christiananswersforthenewage.org/. = CANA

 Some of my favorite things about Fall are the blazing color from 'our Maple trees', also enjoy collecting some acorns....with my youngest grandson. I enjoy greatly the  cooler weather, different type of menus for dinner 4 cooler weather, kind  that make us gain weight ;o( 
and a 'break' from outdoor yard work. ;o) Our youngest grandson is truly a Treasure, that is with us, a few times a wk..Everything else are extra 'treasures' ;o)
When I was a 'child' one of the things I 'imagined' in my thoughts were the cute little squirrels moving into the bottom of the large Oak tree in our driveway. There was a big opening, like a door size, for squirrels, I imagained they had pieces of furniture in various rms. of the tree trunk, just made 4 a squirrel family. But since I am no longer a child, i 'try' to put childish things behind me, but i still have sweet memories of 'my squirrel families living in the big  OAK tree, about 4 miles from where I live now. ;o) I love the 'beauty' of TREES ;O), and all GOD'S 'creation'.......I Corinth. 13: 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became an adult, I put away childish things. But there is still a 'part' of me that 'loves memories' as a child. In Mark 10: v. 13 to 16: speaks of JESUS blessing the little children. Verse 14 says, "let the little children come unto ME (JESUS), & do not forbid them, for of such is the Kingdom of GOD." Verse 15: "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does 'not' receive the Kingdom of GOD as a little child, will by NO MEANS enter into Heaven."
New King James Version

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October - Already !!

One of my favorite months of the yr. is October. The crisp air, the beauty of changing leaf color, the smell of apples & cider. Once again, I am 'thankful' to live where we have the 'changing of seasons', makes life interesting !! GOD never changes, and another thing is for certain, there will 'always be CHANGE'. It is 'best' if we can 'adjust & grow' in the changes that GOD allows to come our way.
Remember what it was like to be a child & roll in the leaves ?! Our grandchildren have always loved to come to our home in the Fall, when they were little, to play in all the Leaves ;o)


They all live in modern developments......not many trees, so not many leaves. We have an abundance of leaves in the Fall.The leaves fall off the trees & 'leave us' till next Spring. Children & grandchildren grow up & leave us, as is the cycle of life, but one thing 4 sure, GOD 'NEVER LEAVES US'......& GOD NEVER CHANGES. HIS ways are the same today as they were yesterday, & will be tomorrow. 1 Corinthians 15: v. 50 to 58, speaks of our 'final victory'  for the 'child of GOD',in earthly death. V.51 & v. 52 says: Behold, I tell you a mystery: we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be CHANGED, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. Just as the tree's leaves die & fall to the ground, so we also as 'mortals' will die & be buried into the ground. But that is 'not' the END. Hebrews 13 speaks of 'Moral Directions". Hebrews 13:8  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. NKJV

Friday, September 3, 2010

Apple Season Is HERE Again - 2010

Today is Fri. Sept. 3, a very hot - humid day. Sat. will be a cooler day, so hoping to finish up the annual 'house-cleaning' in the Apple Barn.
The Apple Barn has been there for about 22 yrs. It was a 'kennel' in previous yrs. for our Siberian Huskies that my husband raced on the East Coast. After about 10 yrs. racing sled dogs with our little son, he left dog racing and started planting an ORCHARD Ministry for God's use.
A blog for the Orchard has been created in July 2010......there are 2 posts on there. If U would like to visit , the url is  http://fruitatfaithorchard.blogspot.com/

Hebrews 13:15 the fruit of our lips will be PRAISE to GOD.
DEUTERONOMY 32:10 - GOD keeps 'HIS Beloved' as the Apple of His eye.
Psalm 17:8 Keep 'me' as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, O Lord.
(this a prayer of David to GOD)
Winter season - Feb. 2010 - Old Red Delicious Apple Tree, that was the incentive for Faith Orchard Beginning.
Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
 Our family enjoying the Treasure of Oct. on God's Mountain !!  2009

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SIMPLIFY - SIMPLY ;O)

SIMPLIFY  is 'simply' not as easy as it may sound. For me, it is hard to take a very creative mind, that always has an idea  inside of something to do. The dilema is 'is it from GOD or me', the idea ? So the best I can do, is simply each morning to ask HIM to help me DO what is most impt. to HIM. Below I am posting a pic that speaks of the "detailed' person I am.
Can anyone 'relate' with me, that it is 'simply NOT simple to SIMPLILY ? !I found this stuffed heart, made out of an old quilt, at one of my favorite Reuzit shoppes. The collection of  PINS on this heart is just a FRACTION of the pins I have ;o)
I ejnoy costume jewelry !! No doubt about it ;o) 
LUKE 12:34 Where your Treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The 'greatest treasure' I have, is the TREASURE of JESUS in my heart. Because HIS heart is soooo very loving, HE 'chose' to allow me, to have HIM in my heart !! ;o) In April 1973, when HE & I came together, HE then gave my life a 'new start' with a 'new heart' !
 II Corinthians 5:17-says; "Therefore, if any man (person) be in CHRIST, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Psalm 20:4  May GOD give you the desire of your heart, and make all your plans succeed. (that IS 'when' our desires MATCH UP with HIS DESIRES 4 us !! There is sooo many 'promises' in GOD'S WORD, we always need to ask GOD to give us UNDERSTANDING as we read HIS WORD.Since I 'love' ice cream, I love this quote. Ice Cream lovers, hope U enjoy this as much as I did.
Till next time, remember to enjoy the rest of the summer, day by day, no matter 'how HOT or not hot' !! Life is not to be 'endured' till the season comes that I like, but rather to LIKE what GOD gives ME(us) each day. It is HIS GIFT to ME (us), what we 'do' with the life GOD gives us, is 'our gift' to HIM. (that is a quote I've seen many times, but oh sooo TRUE).

Thursday, July 15, 2010

GOOD MORNING to each of You from GOD'S MOUNTAIN !!  ;O)
Sending you some thoughts from my quiet time this morning, quiet time with my BEST FRIEND, JESUS. Below, I am sending u some thoughts from a favorite Devo. bk. of mine, given to me by my dear cousin Nanci.    Bk. is called 'JESUS CALLING'........so here it goes. Do 'not' worry about tomorrow!!! Look at the birds that GOD created--Matthew 6:34.  GOD says, This is a command, not a suggestion. I divided time into days and nights, so you wuld have managable portions of life to handle. My GRACE is sufficient 4 U..
read 2 Corinthians 12:9. YOU stagger under a heavy load, which I never intended you to carry. THROW OFF this OPPRESSIVE BURDEN, with one quick thrust of  TRUST.  ;O)  ENJOY my presence continually by trusting ME (JESUS) at ALL times. Lastly 'read' PSALM 62, esp. v.8.
Two hymns that blessed me this morning also, are: "Take TIME to be HOLY" and  "To GOD BE the GLORY"
Sending this message to YOU, from GOD, SENDING 'HIS LOVE' to YOU, also. Toni on GOD'S MOUNTAIN

Sunday, July 11, 2010

UNITED STATES of AMERICA - JULY 20, 1775

Did U know, that July 20 1775 was set aside as a day of  'Prayer & Fasting' by John Hancock?  John's hope for his country was independence from Great Britain. On July2, 1776, the colonies voted on a resolution declaring the 'Independence'. Two days later, the Declaration of Independence was officially ratified by the Continental Congress, and the United Colonies of America became the United States of America. Earlier, Hancock's Congress invoked the aid of GOD in the moral cause for independence, calling for a 'Day of Public Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer"on July 20,1775, urging the citizens to "confess and bewail our mainfold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere repentance and amendment of life, appease (God's righteous displeasure and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness."  Just as GOD commended the faithful of Israel, surely HE has done so for America's forfathers. We are encouraged also to PRAY sincerely and in the same faith-filled spirit of yesterday's  leaders for this land and the freedoms 'we' enjoy in this present year of 2010.
Recomended reading from Scripture is Hebrews 11:13 to 16, & verses 32-39.
All of the above was copied from the Presidential Prayer Team.org.....it is PrayerTeam@Presidential-Prayer-Team.org . It is 'free' to belong to this Organization.
A thought from 'me' (Toni) to ponder, 'Let's think about ways we can BLESS GOD, instead of we asking for GOD'S BLESSING, cause we as a nation of the USA, majority have turned away from GOD, but still expect HIS BLESSINGS, it doesn't work that way. The Created 'NEEDS'  to get back to 'WORSHIPING the CREATOR' !!!
I will 'close' this POST using the first & last stanzas of  "My Country, Tis of Thee'........
My Country, tis of thee, Swee land of liberty, Of thee I sing: Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let FREEDOM ring !
Our fathers' GOD, to THEE, author of LIBERTY, to Thee we sing: Long may our land be bright with FREEDOM'S 'holy light', Protect us by Thy might, Great GOD, our KING.

Treasures on GOD's Mountain

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

FATHER - HEAVEN -- Fathers - Earth

JUNE 2010 - FATHER & FATHERS
ONLY 'ONE' FATHER in Heaven, but many FATHERS on earth !!!

Matthew 6:9 - 13 Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our 'daily bread', and forgive our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.
For Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
AMEN  (King James version)

Gospel of John 3: 35, 36   The Father (GOD) LOVES the SON (JESUS) , and has given all things into His hand. He who believes in the Son has 'everlasting life'; and he who does not believe the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of GOD abides on him.
(New King James version)

Galatians 3:26 - Ye are all God's children, by believing in CHRIST JESUS.
The Father's heart bleeds over those who 'do not' believe in HIS SON. To look at a Bleeding Heart flower always reminds me of the Bleeding heart of GOD & JESUS, HIS SON.
IT is the responsibility of the earthly father & grandfather to teach the 'children' about the Heavenly Father, as well as the mothers & grandmothers. Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. (K.J.V.)  Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts. (New Living translation)
Ecclesiastes 1:4 - One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.  (K.J.V.)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Day - 2010

In yrs. past, this was "Decoration day" - the grave sites of  Armed Service Veterans were decorated and 'stil are today', by volunteers.  This is MEMORIAL DAY Parade 2010
It was in times past, the person that SOLD the 'most Poppies' marched in the Parade, but for many yrs. now, they RIDE in a CAR......little known fact about ME, I was 'Poppy girl' one yr., around age 10.
"My Dad"  was a Survivor of WWII   I purchased a 'POPPY' in memory of my Dad and 'in honor' of all the Armed Service men & women 'FIGHTING for our FREEDOM'  even TODAY......FREEDOM is 'not free'.  We know that, but do we 'really focus on the COST' that is PAID for our Freedoms. Lives are 'lost', just as CHRIST JESUS lost his LIFE for our 'Salvation Freedom', in HIM.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Treasures that 'touch' our hearts....... ;o)


People are 'treasures', families are 'our Treasures' of all Treasures.........

Since 'people' are certainly more impt. than 'things', this is a reason we can joyfully share photos of our family that GOD has given us. But as we know, it is 'not' impt. what the outside of the pkg. looks like, it is most impt. what is on the inside of the pkg., cause God's Word says 'what is on the inside is what will show on the outside'.........I Peter 3:3-4 outward & inward adornment. He also asks us to 'cleanse' the inside, so the 'outside' will be 'clean' also. Luke 11:39 and Matt.23:26
When we become a part of God's Family, making us HIS CHILD, we want to allow GOD to shine thru our lives to touch the lives of others for HIM.  Psalm 139, GOD created us, there is 'no' hiding from HIM.

Trees represent families with all our members. There is the main trunk, then there are the limbs and the leaves......hopefully we will not 'leave' our families when things are not as we would like them to be, instead we will 'choose' to nurture & love what belongs to our family tree. Showing God's love, will eventually make all the difference. God's kind of 'love' never gives up, it perseveres. Perseverence is a  wonderful quality....it helps us 'achieve' what looks impossible. But if we 'believe' God's Word, nothing is impossible with GOD, if it is His Will to be accomplished. Luke 1:37 For with God, nothing will be impossible. In that ch., Christ's birth is announced to Mary, a humble peasant girl, who will nuture in her body the Son of God, the HOLY ONE, that will be born to 'redeem our Souls'....... Even in 'old age', Mary's cousin & mentor was 'blessed with a child' by the LORD GOD. Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth, who was in her 6th month of pregnancy, after 3 months of being with Elizabeth, Mary left to go to her own home. Elizabeth was a wonderful mentor to Mary as GOD asks 'older women' to mentor the younger women 'in the things of the Lord'. Titus 2:3-5
Hebrews 11:6 says 'it is impossible' to please GOD without FAITH in HIM'.  HEBREWS chap. 11 is the 'Faith' chapter.
This beautiful tree is growing on the grounds of LongWood Gardens in PA.
May U have a beautiful day, enjoying this season of 'Spring', knowing GOD is watching over you.......'truly', Toni :o)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mother & son/ wonder of a butterfly

Daughter #3 is 'daughter' Kim married to our son.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the 'way he should go'......
This is a 'precious mommie' always taking time for her children. :o)  Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.
Mommie says to little 'Jacob', 'I love U sooo much' !! and U are sooo lucky, U get to stay with grandmom & pop pop......
Matthew 19:14 But  Jesus said, "Let the little children come to ME, and do not forbid them; for such
is the kingdom of heaven."

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Time began in a Garden.. Garden of Eden - Genesis 2:8    
 SUNDAY aft. at Longwood Gardens
OH, the beauty of Spring.......new life, new creation, all around us, here in PA.  The "love of flowers' has followed our family from my grandmother to my mother, to ME (Toni), and to my daughters--Anita & Debbie.
My grandmother Pauline loved 'roses & african violets".........her facial features followed on to my mother, my mother's' facial features followed onto me (Toni), since I am 'now' the older gal in the family.
My grandmother Annie loved 'geraniums, morning glories, & begonias. I've devoloped the 'shape' of all 3 of them since I am older. Now, that I have reached the status of 'senior gal', I am learning to appreciate the beauty of 'older things'. :o)  Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :o)
daughters Debbie on left & Anita on right--"my girls"

Monday, April 19, 2010

OLD THINGS -- New USES

my Mother's old stew pot.....my mother is remembered for her love of flowers, plus many other things.....in our family we lovingly remember her beef stew: there was beef, carrotts, and seashell noodles inside this pot......so we kept this memory of 'my mom & her stew' ALIVE., by making a new use for an old pot....that would have died & vanished without use. So also, GOD takes us human beings, and gives us 'new life in CHRIST', WHEN we shed the OLD SELF & old life, and we also become new creatures in CHRIST.  II Corinthians 5:17   
May we all learn to see the beauty in old things, including old people. It takes a long time to get OLD, so look with respect at 'old things & old people'. There is 'great beauty' in being OLD, especially when we 'know' the Creator of our Souls !!!
SMILE, BEE HAPPY, BRING JOY to others, celebrate each day, cause This is the Day the Lord hath made !!!  PSALMS 118:24

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring - GOD'S SON - SUN is SHINING

April 2010 
What a beautiful 'sunny SUNDAY', the LORD has given us !!! THIS 'IS' the day that the LORD hath made. :o). A 'sunny day' always reminds me of GOD'S precious SON - CHRIST JESUS, who 'arose from the DEAD', and is living forevermore, at the right hand of the Father.

The 'OLD Rugged Cross' (hymn)
On a hill far away stood an old  rugged CROSS, the emblem of suffering & shame. And I 'love' that old 'cross' where the dearest & best for a 'world of  "LOST  SINNERS" was SLAIN.
chorus -- So I'll CHERISH the old rugged CROSS, till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged CROSS, and exchange it someday for a crown.
My husband Wayne, who can make anything out of anything, created this CROSS 4 the entrance to GOD'S Mountain, for the Easter season; a few days after the Resurrection, we turn the SIGN over to say, "HE is ALIVE 4 evermore"



Because of God's 'son' Jesus, there is a Faith Orchard. This Orchard sign is the entrance to a 'family homestead', named 'MYERS' Mountain', by our 3 children, when they were little. They named it after Walton's Mountain. Over the yrs., we as a family, came to truly see with our hearts the 'love of CHRIST' 4 each one of us.....so it is now, GOD'S Mountain !! As U enter the opening of the lane from the main rd., traveling up the steep hill, U suddenly see 4 acres of 'beautiful open land', with a house, an orchard & many blooming plants. It is our 'haven', from the world; quiet & peaceful. Our grown children have many fond memories of this place. But someday, we as a family will enter thru another entrance, into the gate of HEAVEN, which will be far more beautiful than this earthly piece of land !!!
We know we are going to that Heavenly place because of 'the CHRIST' shedding his blood on the CROSS 4 your sins & mine....Salvation by GRACE alone......we have chosen HIM & HIM alone to 'save'us for HEAVEN.


BECAUSE of Resurrection Sunday, CHRIST is ALIVE, GOD himself also chooses to give us 'new life' in the realm of  NATURE. Beauty is all around us.... II Corinth. 5:17 says we can have 'new life' also.....
Be thankful every day, that in PA we live with beautiful changes of 'seasons'  GOD is 'the GOD -ONE & ONLY', the creator of all that he paints for our eyes to behold....our spirits also behold the beauty, and bring GOD'S peace & joy into our hearts.
I am thankful also for the 'land of blogging', for each of us to be able to express ourself, and 4 the blessing of opening our hearts to each other. After a long winter, GOD has given us the 'joy of SPRING'...
 Possibly I will start writing more frequently, next time I will share photos of some 'new addtions' to Faith Orchard on GOD'S Mountain!!
Celebrate with JOY !!! 4 Life given to us......
a hymn --  "This is My FATHER'S WORLD"
And to my listening ears All nature sings, and round me rings 'the music' of the spheres. This is my Father's world !! I rest me in the thought of rocks & trees, of skies & seas. HIS HAND the wonders wrought.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Life is Upon Us



I Peter 4: 8,9,10 Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.


Let him who is 'without SIN' cast the first stone.....CHRIST JESUS..Gospel of John 8:7
John 8:3 The wind blows where it wishes, & U hear the sound of it, but cannot tell 'where' it comes from & 'where' it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit of God. From the 'quiet stillness' of  winter, comes the beauty of  'new life' in Spring.
So also GOD works in our 'spirit', gives us 'new life', if we leave the resting period of dormancy to allow GOD to bring New Life in our being......John 3: 1 thru 7, also v. 14 thru 17

  the  Majestic 'Maple', God's Mountain  swing, with grandson #3
grandson # 2 --Gospel John 1:12,13 those who 'believe' in God's SON, can become 'children of GOD', as in our hearts, we come to GOD as a CHILD.
OPEN the windows of your mind & heart to GOD'S TRUTH. Luke 24:44 thru 49

The dormancy of winter in PA, in GOD'S timing, brings forth the 'new life' of SRING.........
New Life is needed also in our spiritual lives........II Corinth. 5:17 -- GOD allows us to be made 'new creatures' in CHRIST........for this to happen we need the GOD head/ Trinity.....Father-Son-Holy Spirit,
Want to know more, consult a Christian Bible.......