A Thanksgiving Psalm

What graciousness is given to us, all God’s creatures — this earth, a bounteous land  filled with mountains and seas,  filled with green fields and trees, filled with full blooms that offer an incense, pleasing to us  and to Him who gave His all  for us, He who is all. Glory  be to our God,Continue reading “A Thanksgiving Psalm”

The Skins of Trees

That is why I can never stop praising you; I declare your glory all day long. And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside. Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing. — Psalm 71: 8-9 Layers of bark, broken,  cracked like skin, aged  by heat and wind.  These trees have lived  long,Continue reading “The Skins of Trees”

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”

Letting Go

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. — Romans 1:20 (NLT) Unburdening my bones, letting go the unnecessaries we hold as if life wouldContinue reading “Letting Go”

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”

Elegant Bloom

A friend sent me these photos of an elegant bloom hanging in air, a little speck of bedecked  petals hovering above the blossoming garden like a hummingbird seeking her fair portion of pollen. There is such rare beauty we walk past, over, through each day, but we too often  fail to pause and take aContinue reading “Elegant Bloom”

Enchanted

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. — Psalm 139:14, NKJV It looked like green rain, a driving pelt against a lonely but steadfast flower determined to hold its place. The next frame held unicorn tracks through a thick forest,Continue reading “Enchanted”

Expressions of Time

“Forever — is composed of Nows —”     —Emily Dickinson Time was created by God Who lives outside of our linear existence — take a moment and imagine eternity: no beginning, no end, no minutes or hours, no way of clocking, no pace of before or after — just existence unframed. We can’t comprehendContinue reading “Expressions of Time”