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I’ve often felt sorry for the animals in the middle of winter. Whether it’s selfless compassion or projection and empathy, I do not know. Either way, I can certainly relate.

There are seasons where life just will not relinquish our daily bread, much less our dreams and goals. That’s how the deer in my back yard act: foraging for their next bite.
But there is always hope.
For example, just when the deer and turkeys thought it couldn’t get any worse, an ice storm crystallized our trees and giant Yews. This weighed down their branches so far that the deer and the turkeys could reach them for another week of ‘daily bread.’
Isn’t that the way in life? For the past year, I saw money going through my hands and I couldn’t seem to stop it; as if our checkbook had run into a permanent winter. But a couple of large checks came in on the same day… sort of like a sudden ice storm.
After the Israelites had complained to Moses about being in the desert with no food – 
“‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the Lord your God.'” So it was that quails came up  at evening and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay all around the camp. And when the layer of dew lifted there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground. . . Moses said to them, ‘ This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.'” Exodus 16:12-15
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