The Lilies Blush

….Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow….—Mathew 6:28, NLT The lilies reveal a soulful blush, adorned by these subtle hues infusing the silky blooms, an imbibing of burgundy  rising as the petals yield to a harmony of color, tinges of living green, flecks of darkened pink, a watercolor of perfection flowering.Continue reading “The Lilies Blush”

Forgiveness

The faithful love of the Lord never ends!  His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. — Lamentations 3:22-23, NLT How much forgiveness does God extend? I’ve wrestled a lifetime with my own murmurs and grumbles, my selfishness and ego, my failures and stubbornness, and I often wake inContinue reading “Forgiveness”

Walking Amid Trees

The birds nest beside the streams and sing among the branches of the trees. — Psalm 104:12, NLT To stay under the wide arms stretching out to a calming blue, under the plumes of green, silver,  to gold and a deepening orange; to sit, back against the bark, and wonder how much life has passedContinue reading “Walking Amid Trees”

Humble Blooms

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up. — James 4:10, NKJV They greet me enthusiastically, a symphony of sunshine and the most harmonious  lavender, bright lights open to admiration but with no ostentation, they are beautiful as created but unaware of the magnificence of their own plumage and leaf; they faceContinue reading “Humble Blooms”

Packing for Winter

A scattering of green valentines had spilled upon the ground, and I bent down to wonder at the beauty when she appeared, scurried under and over the heart-shaped leaves, her long, thin legs trying to fold  and pack the tender green into her lady-bug back, as if storing summer’s love letters to read in winter.Continue reading “Packing for Winter”

Thorns in Our Flesh

Moses stumbled in his speech, a cry of I can’t raised before God, and I relate well to that doubting demeanor; I carry my own why-not and not-me reasons, a quiver of debate strapped to my back, my sharp defenses pulled taunt and shot from a distance, but God doesn’t ask for our excuses, justContinue reading “Thorns in Our Flesh”

Walking Into October

Early in the morning,  just as the sun rose high  enough to warm without blinding us, we walked  into October. The birds  sang that cheery song that seems a release  of summer’s heat, a heralding for the tucked-in time of nesting in the warmth  of home. The curl of leaves  taking on the hues ofContinue reading “Walking Into October”