Saturday, November 11, 2017

Autumn or Spring?

Autumn Mix-Up
photo by Sally L. Smith

Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.
Joel 2:23

I'm confused.  The little boys brought back Spring flowers from their walk today...clover, yellow day daisy, purple weed, and white a straggling yellow Fall daisy (my favorite Fall flower) that quit blooming last week.  What with very cool temps at night and Spring-like temps during the day, I think the flowers are confused.
That's okay with me, though. 
God loves to surprise us with His gifts and watch us smile. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Using My Best

Using My Best
photo by Sally L. Smith

You must present as the Lord’s portion
 and holiest part
of everything given to you

Numbers 18:29 NIV

I love our walks down the gravel lane behind our house.  My husband and I walked the other day and I picked up this bouquet of colored leaves and berries.

The flowers are gone now and this made a beautiful centerpiece. Though not my best photo, I did use my best crystal vase.  Using my best to display God's gifts is the only way to go.  When I put my arrangements on the deck just outside my kitchen window, I get to see them everyday...
and without bugs.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

It's Just Rain

Genesis 7:12
...rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights.

I take so much for granted...rain, for example.  We have had so much that I don't find it beautiful and am not grateful for it.  Shame on me.  What if we didn't have rain?  

When God made the Earth, He rested.  There was no need for rain because He was watering the Earth with mist (Gen 2:6 KJV) and/or underground water (Gen. 2:6 NIV).  He was caring for it until the time that He would make Man to be its caregiver.  There was no need for rain.  (This is just speculation because there is not enough information about rain before the time of Noah.)

I do know that we can't live without it and that God has everything in control.  I love Him and His creations even if they are a little soggy.