27th day of Lent:

The ground by the creek:

Two weeks ago, frozen under crusty drifts of dirty snow.
One week ago, submerged under a flood.
Today, coaxed into a carpet of new lime green.

It’s been a hard winter, but I’m noticing bits of green in grass and congregation. And to celebrate, the prophet (Isaiah 43) speaks for God: See, I am doing a new thing; even now it springs forth. Do you not perceive it?

Can you see any of God’s greening grace in your life today?


  1. Now the green blade rises…