Frozen Moment

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago. —CHRISTINA ROSSETTI Our little house, stilled in a frozen moment on a Thursday morning, taking a deep breath in and waiting to exhale.Continue reading “Frozen Moment”

A Dynamic Slate

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. —Ecclesiastes 3:11 How does the slender stem  hold the long and silky petals and the pollen filled center pillow of theContinue reading “A Dynamic Slate”

Luminous

I consider the moon, the gray moon luminous, the yellow moon joyous, the full moon voluminous, the blue moon harmonious, each phase full of expectations  that this beautiful creation offers poetry in the most  wondrous ways.   The moon is a miracle, a reminder of a God  of imagination, a renderer of art, a passionateContinue reading “Luminous”

Surrendered Beauty

And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?  — Luke 12:28, NLT A rose, so full from the beautiful  blossoms of life, fell over  near my feet, too heavy  to uphold herContinue reading “Surrendered Beauty”

Without Breath

Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy… — Psalm 96:12, NLT Would you weep with me if we imagined a world with no trees? No arching branches, no swaying canopies, no stately crowns, no fruit-laden boughs no music through leaves, no root-tilled ground, Continue reading “Without Breath”

The Bur Oak Tree

I enjoy the serene offerings of cornflower blue lantana, the pleasing scent of yellow shrub roses, the moonlight glow of the blue plumbago that all grow near or under the canopy of this strong bur oak, a shield and protector  in this tiny garden I roam.   This day, this hard day when  life is setContinue reading “The Bur Oak Tree”

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”