The Squirrel and the Hawk

I stood gazing out of my kitchen window. On this particular day, I had watched three fox squirrels playing chase in the backyard. I often watched these squirrels scampering up and down the old oak tree that houses their home. They search for nuts buried in the yard and sun themselves in the sunshine on warm days. I continued my housework and went on about my business. A few minutes later, my cleaning chores required that I return to the …

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Sandra Hardage Author

This blog is where you will see small bits and pieces of my own  journey of faith.  Here is where I will tell my story – small portions at a time.  I call it Step by Step because as each day passes, I learn new things.  I am tested in new ways as my  faith  is growing.  I see  God’s glory  in his creation as He opens my eyes to see the world around me.  Come join me on my …

Be Shepherds

1 Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be

Vineyards

On a trip to Europe, we visited many sights along the Danube River.  Among these was the quaint little town of Durnstein, Austria surrounded by vineyards and apricot trees.As we stepped into the world of yesteryear, we experienced the delightful sight of lush green vineyards with beautiful growing grapes.  We were taught how the vines were carefully nurtured and lovingly cared for by generations of families.  Generation after generation had learned the art of caring for these precious vines and …

In the Belly of the Whale

Jonah 1:1-17  The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.”  3 But Jonah ran away from the LORD and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the LORD. 4 Then the LORD sent …