I wrote a micro poem for my other blog, trying to capture the feeling of these precarious moments.

I kept thinking, “Surely we’ve survived something like this before.”

A scroll through my backyard photos gave me the answer.


It is his first snow.

“Daddy, the ground is all gone!”

“Son, it will come back.”


What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.

He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Ecclesiastes 1:9; 3:11






19 responses to “Pendulum”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I am humbled. You are most welcome.


  2. Island Traveler Avatar

    A blessing to look back and remember those who made one’s blog adventure truly inspiring. Thanks my friend .

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for stopping by, and stopping by, and stopping by today! I know you are a busy guy, so I’m humbled that you take the time to catch up on my posts. Like you said, it’s crazy hard right now. However, I share your optimism for the future. God’s best to you.

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  4. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Beth. The snow pictures on my phone reminded me of what my son said years ago, which led me to look for a summer picture when the ground was back. It was certainly a God Wink moment putting it all together. I’m glad it spoke to you as well. Blessings.

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  5. Island Traveler Avatar

    Uplifting inspiration my friend. It’s been a crazy hard 2021 start but the hope is that things will get better & in God’s time healing, light, joy, prosperity will come to all. Thanks.

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  6. Beth Alisan Avatar

    David, the simple statements and truths of your poem are so deep one needs to sit on it and think on its implications especially in light of Ecclesiastes and all that has been transpiring over this last year. I think I’ve been saying to my Heavenly Father, “Daddy the ground is all gone.” There is such peace and joy in resting on my Father’s response.

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Manette. I took both of the ok ties with my phone, but they turned out pretty well. God Bless.

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  8. musingsofmanettekay Avatar

    Great contrast with your photos. What innocence in the son’s remark.

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  9. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    No worries. I can try that 😊

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m not sure why that’s happening. I didn’t set it up that way. You might try going to it from the WP app instead of a browser. Sorry.


  11. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    It looks like I need to include an email to follow the blog?

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks. You are kind.


  13. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Thanks. I’ll check it out!!!

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  14. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Yes, everything is beautiful in its own time 🙂 What’s your other blog?

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Children say amazing things! Your Zachary quote is a gem. Thanks for sharing, Betty.

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  16. Betty Avatar

    Beautiful quote! Your story reminds me of a fall morning when my young son, Zachary, looked out the window and said, “Hey, someone took all the leaves!” I can still hear the indignation in his voice. Every season is beautiful in its time.

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  17. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I tried to answer in a four year old’s way.

    Seeing the ground right now would be nice. Agreed. Preferably 🎶Higher Ground🎶 as the old hymn says.

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  18. Gary Fultz Avatar

    I like your son’s statement and your answer, In many ways in current events our ground is gone.

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