By Ralphine Major

They strolled across the wooded area pecking at the ground for food.  They were in no hurry, and they did not seem stressed.  The beautiful wild turkeys were totally unaware of the COVID pandemic assaulting our world.  Their simple mission was to find food.  It was late fall last year when I noticed their actions.  At about the same time each day, the flock of wild turkeys would make their rounds canvassing the grounds for food.  The light snow that had fallen overnight gave the scene a seasonal touch for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  Little did we know there would be measurable snow on Christmas Eve giving us a White Christmas!

As I was writing about how nature can often bring a calm to the world’s chaos, my attention turned to breaking news that a vehicle had broken through the barriers at a Christmas parade.  A time of joy and celebration of the upcoming Christmas season turned into death and destruction.  Hearts are sickened and saddened at this terrible tragedy.  Americans should remember the people of Waukesha, Wisconsin, in their thoughts and prayers during this time.


Words of Faith: “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.  Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment?  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.  Are ye not much better than they?” Matthew 6:25-26 (KJV).