Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Creator or the Egg?

Our household is well aware of what Good Friday and Easter is all about.  It is so important that one generation tell another about Jesus Christ and what He's done for us.  His death for us is such an amazing sacrifice but His resurrection showed Him to be the only son of God through whom salvation came into this world. Eggs for us are simply an art project
Each year we enjoy decorating them with all the preparations that are included in the project
I think not many years of this are left with the kids growing up so fast.  For now I relish the time with them
I marvel at how the simple
transforms quickly into something beautiful
As time marches on the kid's creations line up
I love their creativity
Before I know it the transformations are complete

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Little Snow Must Fall

I skipped a week in posting which I'm not sure I've ever done.  I don't know that anyone noticed which calls me again to question whether I should keep this up.  Truthfully even FaceBook has more than lost it's luster as far as I'm concerned.  Still I find I'm somehow loath to completely quit.  Is this for me or the few who still visit?  Is this simply dedication for dedication sake?  Perhaps none of the above matters.  For now push on I guess.  

A little spring snow arrived last night
Though it sat down at our table it won't last.  It's planted seeds that won't grow
This snow is just sitting and waiting to melt
Early spring snow decided to have a barbecue
Admittedly the view is kind of nice
but I prefer warmth...sunshine is my pathway to joy often times but snow can sometimes be the stairway to a nice picture
Today the melt of is creating shotgun patterns
It's a tangled web of melting and snow
Well, no need of air conditioning at least
Still, I love the contrast of white and green
Pine...who doesn't love it?
I was getting soaked taking these shots
Everywhere there was half dry/half wet thing going on
Thousands of drops falling all over the place
Slush had quite a balancing act going on
Hand rail or snow rail?
This may be one of our last snows...enjoy it while we can

Friday, March 11, 2016

No Leaf Clover

The approach of spring...St. Patrick's Day...all of it speaks of another year coming of age
I'm not a believer in luck...look for that and there's no guarantees...the light at the end of that tunnel may just be a freight train coming your the song goes:
I may not believe in luck but I do believe in the hand of Providence.  Faith is the key to surviving when all hope seems lost and all doors locked to you
Sometimes even as spring heads our way the trees seem still barren but faith opens our eyes...even so called child-like faith is so important
Faith is more that an empty whim based on positive thought.  It's the absolute assurance that something good is about to happen and something good is in store.  Faith is a spiritual bud
Before we bought our house we found a rock with our youngest daughter's name on it
We didn't buy the house because of it but it was pretty cool none the less.  I like nuggets of encouragement.  Now above this same stone grows this bud filled tree foretelling season's change
Winter's days are numbered
Soon all will be warm and green
and the trees will have leaves again
May our faith take on new life as well.


Friday, March 4, 2016

Beautiful Calm Driving

A song recently came up in my playlist.  It speaks of calm while going through having someone you thought you knew totally changing into someone else.  This really hits close to home for me.  Sometimes the past is hard to escape but I'm trying, really trying to face this year in a way to move on
My youngest daughter is hope to me on so many levels...this shows up in all she does
She creates spring wherever she goes
I look up from her artwork and see she's seen spring's approach all along but somehow I often let daily heartache blind me...but not today
This year is different...there's hope in it and I will find it

Friday, February 26, 2016

Made for Walkin'

My shoes from Converse arrived today
I custom designed them thus the red ID tag
I don't often do this but it was a birthday treat so why not?
I like the brand and they're very comfortable
I look forward to trying 'em out.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

No Shadow of Turning

For every silhouette there must be a light source
For every shadow there's a light
I've heard in heaven there's no shadow at all because with Him there's no shadow of change of mind.  His love for us is utterly consistent.  Situations change.  Happiness is based on what happens...His character is flawless beyond all change.  Accepting this if the source of joy and peace that passes all understanding.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Underneath It All

Sometimes discovering what's new we need to scatter remnants of troubled seasons past.  February is not much like spring or fall or even winter this year.  Just what is it you may ask.  We must look beyond the left overs
There lies the foundation of the approaching spring God has in mind.  The past is dead as this carpet of leaves but the faith for tomorrow brings resolution and new life.