I have been strengthened today by reading blogs of inspiration. It’s good to have places to go to hear expressions of life from others. I just found Storie’s blog a few days ago, and have been struck by her heartstrings.
After reading about the seasons of life and struggling to find the words to comment, Sammie jumped up in my face yapping to go outside. I couldn’t pass this deed on to another (they are sleeping) so I had to get up. This is not always an easy task for me. But, I did it, knowing that cleaning a mess is much harder than walking to the backyard. I grabbed the fish food on the way, remembering I had not fed them yesterday.
As I approached the pond I noticed a bit of pink peeking from under a lillypad. Pushing the amphibious resting place aside, I found the most exquisite water lilly. The delicate perfection of the bloom struck me with awe. Water lillies are not open all day long and last only a few days at a time. In a pond as small as mine, I might see four or five in a season…not much…but when I am blessed to get a peek I am always filled with rejoicing. Honestly, I burst into song and do not care who hears. It just happens that way for me…
I sang my wedding song and felt the strength of His Spirit flowing. I looked around the yard and gave thanks for all the beauty of His creation. His wonders to behold…
The shockingly orange trumpet vine overtaking the fence beckons hummingbirds to drink….
Gerber daisies standing tall in their blue pot make me smile everytime I get a glimpse of their bright yellow petals….
My grandfather’s rose bush, the one I planted after his funeral a few years ago, is full of blooms, even in this Texas heat. Usually this time of year it has gone dormant until the Fall when the days cool down once again. But not this year….
Thank you, Father…I needed to be reminded of my grandfather’s life and love….
And the pink verbena spilling from an old terracotta pot mingling with the Sweet Williams blooming beneath.
What a lovely day…
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.
My heart is singing.
Thanks, Storie, for reminding me to keep my perspective on Him. I felt kissed by His presence today.
Have you been kissed recently by the presence of God? Have you beheld His wonders?