Winter Sunset

Sunset. 7 January 2022. Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

Lord God, thank You that no matter what the day is like the sun always comes out to set. Lord God, thank You the sun sets in my location, You allow the sun to dawn elsewhere. Lord God, thank You that You are not chaotic nor disorderly. Thank You Lord that Your Word will never fade away, unlike the seasons. Thank You Lord that this world exists on Your time schedule. Until Thank You Lord that spring always follows every wintry season, literally and figuratively!!!

Lord God, thank You for this reader! Lord, fill this reader with awe and reverence at Your Presence. Fill this reader with Your joy. Fill this reader with confidence in who they are in Christ. Lord, for the reader who may not know You, may today be their day for salvation. 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.

64 thoughts on “Winter Sunset”

    1. I would have went out to take pictures from a better angle; however, I have terrible balance on ice!!! I am so thankful that God loves color! I don’t know if you listen to classical music, Vivaldi’s winter always brings the most beautiful winter sunsets to mind. I am thankful for you, Gary!!!

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      1. Good choice Mandy. Ice is hard on the head (never mind the camera). I actually have ice cleats to slip on my shoes hanging by the coatrack for the hardpac on deck and driveway.
        I rarely listen to music in the house and then it’s not classical. Not sure why as I play the keyboard a lot and write songs. I played basketball in high school and college but don’t like to watch it. It’s like watching a fishing show instead of going fishing I guess.

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      1. All is well. Getting into the rhythm of a new year. Always a question of what opportunities to focus on for the year. No resolutions, just some updated goals.

        When do you head back to school? Excited?


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  1. Wow, that’s impressive. I haven’t seen a sunset since…I think it was 2020 in NH. Those were beautiful too.
    “Lord God, thank You the sun sets in my location”, well, it doesn’t set here on NYC, we don’t deserve sunset, the sun just disappears!
    Prayed along with you Mandy. Have a good weekend, more sunsets and even sunrises! ⚘

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  2. Mandy, I love the way you always pray for your readers in your posts. This makes us feel special. 🙂 ❤
    A calendar I have with Scriptures presented in an artistic way shows in one of them a row of small pictures of dozens of sunsets, each one unique, but with the sun in the same position in each of them. The artist explained that this was showing how the Lord is a God of order, and at the same time, of infinite variety. I love that. I can feel secure but never bored.

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    1. Amen! Love that “I can feel secure but never bored.” Praise God for who He is and how He works!!! It’s a joy and an honor to pray. It’s the greatest activity the people of God can do in these differing times. Love, hugs and blessings to you, Annie!!!


  3. Amen Mandy. Our Almighty Father paints colours that are so rich and vibrant, worldly artists can only gasp in Awe. Since you mention classical music one of my favourites is “The Lark Ascending” by Vaughn Williams; I used to lie in the fields watching larks as a boy. May our Father continue to bless you and Nathan dear sister.

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      1. Thank you for your prayers; the retreat is going well, its a partnership with another church and unfortunately only 10 from our church is here and I think its good for our church to fellowship with other likeminded churches especially with the ongoing pandemic mode in so many of the LA churches mentality. If you can pray for the salvation of anyone that does not know Christ attending, that would be great.

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  4. I’m so grateful for God for Him being who He is! He is orderly contrasting with so much of us as sinners not being orderly; still in His creation and creatures we do see order still!

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      1. Ham was never cursed unlike what most folks think. It is abhorrent how people especially white preachers especially baptists in the south used Ham to justify slavery. Anyway, wasn’t trying to create drama. Ham didn’t need to mock Noah’s nakedness; however, God knew that Canaan would be a thorn to Israel. Anyway, hope you’re able to work on study.

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      1. Yes!!!! Is that ok?! I am really proud of how they have really read this and have good thoughts and questions!!! I was also really, really pleased with how it went on Saturday. A’s computer shut down in the middle of it but N was really engaged and had some good observations and Victor was a fantastic facilitator as always! L and I emailed about it after!!!

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      2. It’s a joy and an honor!!! Nathan got a call that he has avulsion fracture of his thumb (at the least) he’s still gonna work but can’t see an orthopedic doctor until 2/18/2022 if y’all would want to pray for him that would be amazing! I will be adding Nathan for my prayer request with the youth on Saturday and Tuesday!!!!

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