When the idea first struck me to start a blog, I was probably more enraptured with the idea of figuring out the colors and fonts than what would go on the inside. Okay, I was. :) But I often do that – figure out the book’s publisher and start planning the sequel when I’m not even done with chapter one! Anyhow, since I was starting the blog on a whim, I hadn’t stopped to consider what the title would be or what I would want to write about. At that time I had been reading a book called “A Time to Dance” by Karen Kingsbury – the first book I have read of hers.

As she told the story of a couple who learn to love one another again, she used analogies from the eagle. Did you know…

  • An eagle uses the strong winds of storms to its advantage, soaring high in the skies above clouds and enemies.
  • When they are affected with poison, they fly to a rock and spread their wings, letting the warm rays from the sun (read: Son) renew their strength
  • Partially through the Eagle’s life, he will go through a molting process
    that will bring great depression. Calcium deposits will appear on the Eagle’s talons and beak. This is a wilderness time that all Eagles will face. During this time, the Eagle begins to walk like a Turkey. He has no strength to fly. Other Eagles who have already gone through this molting process and survived, will fly above the valley in which the Eagle is in, and drop fresh food to help strengthen him. Unfortunately, some Eagles will not accept the help of other Eagles and will die in the valley while others will accept the help, and therefore regain their strength. Once they recover their strength, they will climb the mountain in which they were raised on. After this experience, the Eagle will Soar again with greater strength than ever before!

And there’s more symbolism in how an eagle selects a mate, but I’ve already returned the book to the library. So go get it! And now you know what “Eagle in the Storm” means.

– August 2008


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