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”

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”

Autumn’s Kiss

For everything there is a season,  a time for every activity under heaven. — Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT The once long leaves have curled in; this sun seeking flower pulled up the covers and rolled down the shades, a weary bloom asleep in the gray haze of dawn, a certain sign that summer is settling back intoContinue reading “Autumn’s Kiss”

Gentle Souls

There are gentle souls, those who tread lightly when breaking new ground, careful not to disturb all that is living. Those with caring hands, that reach into soil, nourish the land, harvest that growth; they give out, give back. You see them, bodies bent as they work, the very act like prayer as they tendContinue reading “Gentle Souls”

Layers

No Scripture is exhausted by a single explanation. The flowers of God’s garden bloom not only double, but sevenfold; they are continually pouring forth fresh fragrance.  — Charles Spurgeon Fragrance held within  these gentle folds  that I hold, cool  and silken petals hidden within  my enclosed palm; but such beauty  is better unfurled  in aContinue reading “Layers”

Detached

“Flowers are the music of the ground.  From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” — Edwin Curran I snipped green stems in angled lines, renewing the vein, a cut required for water, a temporary reprieve before the completion of certain decay. I photographed these charming blooms, profuse with color and releasing the heady aroma of florals,Continue reading “Detached”

Before Blooming

Before the bloom there must be  gentle care, a tending to ensure  the heart imbibes nutrients  for strength and growth. There must be life-giving light, the rays from sun to filter through and provide what is necessary to thrive.  The roots need room to push through and find home deep within the soil, far enoughContinue reading “Before Blooming”

The Root

“Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” — Ephesians 3:17, NLT The root fixes itself into the soil, imbibes the rich humus, impressing itself further,  deeper, establishing a home, a tap line and other finer branches, veinsContinue reading “The Root”