Yep, that’s what I’ve got for you today. A lone sentinel to spring’s glory . Cotton ball clouds reflected in our nearby irrigation ditch. A creative rainbow Gabby colored on our steps. Our flowers doing very well. Gabby’s cactus bloom blooming mightily. Lastly a local Chickadee eyeing me from a nearby tree. These are a few of my favorite spring things.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
It isn’t about a feeling, it’s all about faith that all too often defies what I feel. Flowers must have dirt to bloomand so does life it seems. Into every life a little rain must fall they say. I’ve found this to be true but thankfully such is the environment in which blooms flourish. So much hope in blossomsbut if we understand the seasons we know that though there may be storms something good can come of itin fact without storms from where would the moisture come? Even the most hostile country has life adapted to struggle. There’s a life lesson here.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
After hitting eighty degrees it cooled way down and rained for a whole day. Today we dry off again and warm up some. Nothing fills me with joy like a Montana sapphire skyand few things give me as much hope as the returning leaves. Walking out my door to this always gives me hope. But give credit to the pines…they stayed green all winter long. Sun’s first and last light is always special. Cat Tails point the way…and in a group they’re hard to ignore. Today no gloom makes me feel trapped. Here’s looking at you kid. Yeah, there’s hope out here today…call it a weed if you want. I’m led by still waters today. Nature’s singing to me tooand the choir looks mighty fine. Why wallow in death? Let your light so shine!
Friday, April 10, 2015
Easter has gone away for another year…even our egg salad sandwiches are a thing of the past now. We made eggs and ate a wonderful Asian treat…Siapo …so good! Now the eggs are done so I went out to see the budding genius of spring. It’s been cooler again so things aren’t as green as they might be. Gabby’s been playing outside some again. I love her work. Spring is welcome in our home. We felt it amazing when we bought this house that the original owner’s kids had the names of our two daughters. These stones we found outside before getting this house…such a nice day to relive such memories. Heading back in I observed this pine cone peeking out at me. Lastly this is another Gabby project…a pretend camp fire…clever, maybe spring isn’t the only budding genius.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
I’ve been tied up lately. The things I’ve been involved with have been most unpleasant. As anyone knows life is life that…fraught with good and bad. Today decisions had to be made so I was involved in the process. Lives were effected and now I must live with this. You cannot un-spill milk nor un-cry tears…grace Lord. Justice is one of those noble things we discuss but don’t often get the chance to meet it out in the place of real power. Concepts are one thing…actions requiring principle often quite another. Consider the life, sacrifice and resurrection of Christ. He epitomized all God stands for…He lived for it, died for it, rose again for it. How I respect this in Jesus. Never was He about faith without works. I warm myself tonight in the light of Jesus’ example. Just when things seem dark the light often makes itself blessedly known. Feeling dark today here before Easter I saw something that lifted my spirits so. I saw a rabbit…still as can be…hoping its stillness made it invisible. This token of peace warms me on a cold and windy day.