Sunset November 30, 2022

Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

Lord God, what a magnificent God You are! Lord God, You never cease to amaze me that no matter what the day held, the sun rises and sets on Your schedule. Thank You for this sunset Lord to go with the rain that we so needed today. Thank You Lord for Your grace and mercy.

Lord God, may this reader have a blessed evening, morning or afternoon, depending on where they live. May this reader seek You while there is still time. Thank You Lord that You do truly hold the whole world in Your Hands. Thank You again for this reader. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn
Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn
Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

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Blue Collar Theologian

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.

52 thoughts on “Sunset November 30, 2022”

  1. Beautiful, Mandy! And thanks for the prayer.
    When we lived in Michigan on Lake Huron, we saw the sunrise every morning, and I would tell the kids it was God’s way of saying, “Good morning. I love you. Have a beautiful day.” Some mornings He would whisper it in soft pinks and pastel yellows. Other days He’d shout it. And on days when the sunrise was as magnificent as this sunset, I felt He had picked me up and was swinging me around and laughing. 😉 ❤

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    1. Hi, Annie! Beautiful imagery!!! At my old house I was greeted with God’s sunrise 365, it has been interesting to not have the sunrise anymore; however, I am thankful for the sunsets!!! I am amazed by God’s use of color!!!!! I am thankful for you, Annie!!!!

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  2. Red sky at night, sailors delight…
    What a gorgeous horizon- now I’m jealous!
    When I see the marvels of creation I so often wonder, how can heaven outdo this? Except of course that the glory of God will outshine the sun and every star…
    Thank you so much sister for sharing this beauty! ❤

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  3. Beautiful sunset pics Mandy. I get to see some beautiful sunsets too from a spot near my place that overlooks the ocean. Hubby and I try and grab as many opportunities as we can to soak in those beautiful sunsets. It always fills my heart with the awesomeness of God.
    God bless you 💙🙏🏽

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      1. Buzzbe is not particularly fond of the water. And when we go to the beach where dogs are allowed, he gets overwhelmed when all the other dogs are running around like crazy. His favourite place is the park nearby. But we do go at times when it is not very crowded with plenty of dogs.

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Gary! Highlighted skies remind me how insignificant I am and how great God is! So true the only response to God’s splendor is lifting our eyes and voice in prayers of praise. I am so thankful for you, Gary. Are you getting a lot of snow right now?

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      1. November was a strange month here. unusually cold and light snow off and on for 3 weeks which came to about a foot but lots of wind blew it everywhere. Then a week of melting 30’s and now it’s just colder than normal. We have about 4″ left on the ground. The lakes are covered in dangerous snow-ice, but will now freeze with clear ice under that so it will be safe for fishing in a couple days with below zero temps.

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      1. Thanks! Still grinding out this cold, it’s a long one. Corinne caught it yesterday.
        I have very little knowledge of Barth, other than he resisted the liberal direction of mainstream Protestantism with his neo-orthodoxy. Still, he was probably more liberal than I’m comfortable with. He was good friends with the RCC and was one of the few Protestant theologians invited to the Second Vatican Council as an observer.

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      2. RE: going to work tomorrow
        I am so grateful. I probably would have forced myself to go in tomorrow if I were still working. Thanks for the heating pad idea. I’m going to rig one up later. Sue’s doing pretty good, thanks. She’s into a routine where the sisters pick her up a couple times a week and she has several dining room buddies. She still dwells on a few things she thinks went wrong with her move 18 months ago (all my fault she thinks) which is part of her dementia ocd.
        Are you all settled back in at home? Corinne eagerly wanted to get her Thanksgiving Day decorations down and begin mustering her Christmas decorations so we were out there in the cold for an hour, both coughing and wheezing.

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      3. I want to change my decor to winter pines but that will wait until next Monday. Nathan however, has work he can do this weekend!!! (He is not thanking me, I assure you!!!). I have a paper due on Saturday and I am also teaching the teens at Jimmy’s church so I want to be prepared for that. As to settling in, it is way colder and windy here than last year, like you we had a brief Indian summer (can we still call it that?!?!) but now it is just raw. I am so thankful that spring always follows every wintry season both literally and figuratively!!!! 🤗🤗🤗

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      4. Tell Nathan I feel for him. Hope your work on your paper and teaching prep goes well! That’s right, we need to start saying “indigenous people summer” instead. Real windy here, too. I’m also looking forward to April. The ol’ circulatory system doesn’t carry around as much heat as it used to. But at least I don’t have to commute to/from work in the white stuff.

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      5. Thanks for the article! This notion of Mary being the ark/bearer of the New Covenant has old roots. More than a few early-church writers made the analogy between the OT Ark of the Covenant and Mary. Gentile early-converts to Christianity (no doubt many disingenuous tares) carried a lot of pagan-mother-goddess-worship baggage and found an acceptable outlet with Mary that just snowballed. Nope, I have never posted on that particular facet of Mariolatry, but it would be an interesting study and I’m going to address it down the road.

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      6. Thank you for this! I started looking up some info and I was like this is going to derail my other areas of focus. Thank you so much for this summary! Just when I think the Mariolatry can’t get any worse it finds a way to outdo itself! How’s your back?

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      7. I’m surprised that I never addressed this “Mary as the Ark of the New Covenant” concept before so I appreciate your bringing it up. My back feels better, thank you! I applied some heat and it helped. I think my cold has turned the corner, but Corinne’s cold is full-bore.Hope you have a good Friday!

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