Fog Bank

Fog Bank on the Susquehanna River. 2 October 2021. Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known (1 Cor 13:12 ESV).

Lord God, thank You that for those of us who are in Christ there will be a day when the veil will be removed and we will see You more clearly, glorifying and serving You forever.

Lord God, thank You that even when we are confused, facing a wall of darkness or a situation with no light ahead, thank You and praise You that we can move forward trusting in who You are. Lord, give this reader clarity where they are confused. Give this reader hope where there is darkness. Lord God, thank You that even though we don’t know what lies ahead, we know that You do.

Lord, in light of my scenery this morning, remind us that our lives are but a mist that is here for a time and then vanishes (Jas 4:14). In all things Lord may we seek to do Your will, making our mist matter to You and to others.

Thank You Lord for all the ways You use Your Creation to teach me spiritual truths and lessons! Thank You again for this reader! In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

68 thoughts on “Fog Bank”

  1. Looking forward to seeing the glorious return of our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST and worshipping GOD in Heaven someday but, while we are here in this world, we trust the Triune GOD more! Blessings to you and Nathan!

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    1. Yes and Amen!!!! I thought of you with the James reference and all your posts of Ecclesiastes. I have a few more pictures of this fog bank and will incorporate those verses with it!

      Unrelated: Nathan wants to know if you will be watching Boba Fett in December?! I am interested in learning about Jango Fett. The last few times we have gotten together with friends they all get excited about how he is the best bounty hunter in the galaxy!!! So much to learn and so little time!!! Love, hugs and blessings Kent!!!! We are now in the 12 days countdown 🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊🎊

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      1. Yes, I’ll be watching the series, Mandylorian! Let us see how Lucasfilm will redeem the character further in his own series after his heroic acts in Mandalorian S2. I’m still watching “What…if?” lately. Yes, so many good stuff and distraction, included the “tossing your coin for your Witc..r oh valley of plenty” which is due also on December. We thank GOD that no matter what sci-fi we watched, we are not swayed. Good night, Mandy! 🌛😴💤

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      1. Hi Mandy, haven’t fished in the last few years but one of my sons recently bought a beautiful lake front summer vacation home and the lake is stocked with fish AND I just happen to have a brand new fishing rod that I’ve never used, so I’m thinking next year is THE year! Love and blessings to you and Nathan also!

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  2. Mandy, thanks for this bit of “divine perspective.” 😉 I’ve sometimes thought a fog bank looked like mountains in the distance, but by the time you get close to it, you realize it’s just a mist that will soon be gone. A good reason not to fear the “mountains” in the distant future, but just trust the Lord, one day at a time.

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  3. What a great photo. That captures it. While I am not on a lake, it is similar to what I see almost every morning in the smokey mountains.

    “Lord, in light of my scenery this morning, remind us that our lives are but a mist that is here for a time and then vanishes ” AMEN!

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    1. I would LOVE to see some pics sometime!!!! Speaking of making our mist matter. I don’t think I sent you my slides on James. I have a PowerPoint that I did for one of my phd classes on “Why James Matters” if you would like me to email it to you when we get back? James is so under taught in my opinion and there’s so much great truth and practical theology and application for our lives today. Many youth and young adults really resonate with James once they understand his context. I am so thankful for you!!!

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  4. I love this post, Mandy, both the writing and the picture.

    We drove over the Susquehanna River at least six times during my recent visit to Lancaster. I stared out the window each time, taking in the beauty. It’s very different from the beauty of New Mexico.

    We had heavy fog here in New Mexico yesterday morning. It was a lovely change, but it did not last long.

    Two days ago my husband saw his doctor and was told that he needs a heart catheterization. The procedure will be done on October 27. Between that, and the very real dangers that our daughter is facing right now during her deployment to help the Afghan refugees — I am clinging to the promise that God knows and holds the future, and He is working all things together for the good for those who love Him!

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      1. I am so sorry, Alan. I don’t even know what to say! I wasn’t trying to pry. Lord God, fill Alan with the Peace and Comfort of Your Presence! Thank You Lord that You know Alan and that You know how to meet his needs and comfort him. Pour out Your Grace and Mercy on Alan. Help Alan to stay focused on You. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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      1. Thanks. The bug just won’t give up. My MD advised me to go to urgent care if it persists over the weekend so I’ll go tomorrow. Corinne is fine, thanks. She fractures femurs and I do the smaller stuff.

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      1. Wow you too? So to reduce the risk of my comments getting caught as spam when I finish writing a comment I don’t press send and I try to space it out but with so many comments waiting ironically I eventually realize I need to send it eventually then with the bottleneck of tabs open I start sending them and then realize I am sending them too quick and get flagged again lol

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      2. I don’t think we will make it tonight. My prayer request is safe travels for Kelly and for God to prepare Kelly for missions in the Dominican Republic. She leaves on Oct 19 and doesn’t have a return flight.
        Thank you so much!!!!

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  5. Had a long day Sunday and weekend with all the meetings including servant’s meeting with members on Sunday afternoon. I plan to go very slow on Monday and read and be with kids lol

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  6. One of my favorite verses. There is hope that someday in the future, we will be able to understand much more than we do right now. While we won’t ever understand everything because we aren’t God, we will see more of the beauty and glory of God.

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      1. I’m good, thanks for asking!!! How’s it going with studying for the bar?! One of my good friends is going to start going into the office two days a week and him and his family are going to have an adjustment to his long commute again.


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