Sunset March 22, 2023

Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn.

Lord God, thank You for shapes, colors, clouds, trees. Lord God, the way You create NEVER ceases to amaze me. Thank You Lord God for all the ways that You manifest Yourself to Your people.

Lord God, continue to point people to Yourself through nature and through Your Word.

Lord God, help us to deal with people who are difficult whether they are loud and obnoxious neighbors, difficult family members and co-workers, help us to endure and to not let our emotions over take us when we are annoyed.

Lord God, thank You for this reader. Lord God, thank You that for believers in Christ our afflictions are momentary in light of eternity. Teach us Lord to number our days. Help us to remain humble, not thinking too highly of ourselves.

Lord God, draw this reader closer to You. No matter where this reader is located in Your world, thank You and praise You that Your Son is always shining. Thank You Holy Trinity for this reader. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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.

73 thoughts on “Sunset March 22, 2023”

      1. If I have told you, I don’t recall. It’s now time to find a facility for my ailing mom to live. Lewy Bodies Disease is so difficult. She is declining quicker than first anticipated. She’s going beyond the kind of care she gets at our house. I guess it was a pipedream for me to believe we could take care of her until she left to be with the Lord. So, I feel a bit defeated lately. But, deep inside, I know it’s for the best. With my health issues, it’s only going to get even more difficult.

        I do appreciate your prayers. I depend upon them. Hugs.


  1. Excellent. Looking forward to spring and the Braves!

    This is it. “Lord God, help us to deal with people who are difficult whether they are loud and obnoxious neighbors, difficult family members and co-workers, help us to endure and to not let our emotions over take us when we are annoyed.”


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  2. “Lord God, the way You create NEVER ceases to amaze me.” I find this so true in my heart. Even a tiny bug can amaze me. It was designed with a respiratory system, senses, digestion…unbelievable!!
    Thank you sister for sharing this beauty and praying for us too. 😻

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    1. I was going to email you to see if you are watching any of them! My midterm is this week, so I will put an email out next week to see if anyone is available to Skype on Wed 5 April. I am thankful for you, Kent! I also want to seek and dwell with the Lord. Great visual for today’s installment of Psalm 27. I love what you are doing!!! 🤗🤗🙏🙏

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      1. Today is calm and lovely. Yesterday was scary windy. About 3 weeks ago I was driving during a dust storm, when I hit zero visibility. I had to stop immediately and wait until the air cleared enough that I could see again. Later, I heard on the news that the winds were up to 83 mph that day!

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      2. Oh yes… God’s grace, mercy, protection, and love are so amazing. The dust storm happened as I was driving back from a memorial service for a man who was killed near our home. I did not know the man but I felt a need to be at his service because, on the evening that he was killed, I was getting ready to take our trash out to the dumpster in the alley behind our house. As I walked toward the back door, something in my spirit told me not to go out there. I learned long ago to always heed those inner warnings. So I set the trash bag down in the laundry room, intending to take it out the next day.

        Probably an hour after I did that, this poor man was killed. I don’t want to go into details, because it was on the news and too many details could give away my location, which I do not publish online. But as I soon learned, the cause of this man’s death was seen near my house. I believe that my inner warning not to take out the trash that evening, probably saved me from a similar deadly fate. My emotions have been very mixed. I feel tremendous gratitude that my life was spared, and deep sorrow for the poor man who died. This is why I went to his memorial service, to grieve with the other mourners.

        Driving through the dust storm on my way back from the memorial, I hit zero visibility just as I drove by the place where he had been killed. That’s where I had to hit the brakes and wait until the air cleared enough for me to drive the rest of the way home. Oh… I hope that poor man is with the Lord. We never know when our last moment on this earth will be. But for those of us who walk with the Lord, we always need to pay attention to those inner warnings!

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      3. Wow, Linda! Add this to your amazing story that God is writing for you. Your life matters, praise God for heeding the Spirit and I hope this man is with the Lord too. Love you Linda thank you for sharing your heart and life with me!!!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🧡🧡🧡🧡🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    1. Thank you for your blessing! My Ancient Church midterm is open note and open book and must be submitted on Saturday, I am having anxiety with the essay questions for some reason. If the Lord brings me to mind to pray for me, I would appreciate it. How are you and Corinne?!

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      1. Yes, I will be praying for you!
        Oh, we’re doing fine for a retired couple, thanks! I started on the Spring lawn raking a few days ago and that’s a workout for an old guy. It’s currently raining so I’m catching a break today. I started Chadwick’s The Early Church and I’m enjoying it. I see he’s writing from an Anglo-Catholic perspective so it will be interesting to see how he interprets various events and developments. Thanks again for the two books!

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  3. Our God and Father, thank you for Sister Mandy. Thank you for her desire to serve you with a heart to extend your grace and love to her neighbors. I pray for a Spirit of peace to move over her and remove the anxiety. Holy Spirit guide her in the midterms. Father God I pray that you will bless all Mandy’s studies even as the Ancient Church essay is at hand. In Jesus name Amen! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Love that sunset, great picture. 👍 thanks for this prayer, we are so blessed for your contributions to this community!!! peace, Love and Joy to you and Nathan and PQ too ❤❤❤

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      1. I’m on break now. The Prophets went well. No classes this summer. Time to catch up on personal study and work on a refresh of the Bible Student Hub. Hope to do a expository study Genesis to Revelation on Dave the Bible student site. Still volunteering for the Corps, working in the office this year. It is Cordell Hull Lake’s 50th anniversary.

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