Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine~


Good Morning Friends,
Yesterday, I set-out a few flowers and put all of my pots together. This is the latest I have ever waited to get my summer gardening started. As I spent the day working in my yard, there was a contentment and oneness that can only come from the Lord. There was a gentle summer breeze all day long and my spirit drank-in the day, as though it was a tall glass of cold water. I was thirsty for the Lord, the silence and the outside work. In Denver, the blooms are a little late, compared to the Midwest and South. Most of my flowers have not bloomed, but just seeing the small buds and foliage is enough to make me smile. Here are a couple of photos of my work, yesterday. It's a work in progress! Much Joy!!!!





Scripture

Psalm 100

A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
    we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
    and his courts with praise;
    give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
    his faithfulness continues through all generations.








Enjoy one of my favorite tunes!

Summer Breeze - Seals & Croft 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scars and Blessings~


Scars and Blessings~

Dear Friends,
This month, I have been looking back over my life, contemplating the many trials and joys throughout the years. Now, the joys are quickly remembered and celebrated without pause. However, the trials....there are a few trials that have left deep scars. But, honestly, I can no longer recall the intensity of the pain I must have felt during those times. And, I know that this distant and faint recollection is a mercy-healing from Jesus. 
Oh, don't get me wrong--I remember the prayer, 
worry and crying-out for deliverance, 
but the Lord has covered those times with His awesome 
grace and mercy. 
His grace and mercy have soothed my mind and anointed my scars. 
The deep scars of life have bloomed into magnificent blessings that I could not have dreamed of asking for 
or even imagined.  Joy, joy, joy!  These ugly scars have become vibrant hues of watercolors that have washed my life with love and deep joy, despite the pain. Now, I can reach out and touch the place where the scars once were...and, feel the smoothness and understand their purpose.  
As Catherine Doherty would say, "...it's a Kiss from Christ~"
What a blessing and privilege!
I invite you to look back over your life and give thanks 
for the scars and blessings 
that have brought you to where you are today.  

Linking-up with Holley Gerth's Coffee for Your Heart.

Scripture

Psalm 46


God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.


  Gospel Music~

  


 



Art Speaks Life!













Much Joy!

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