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No sweet well-meaning soul has the heart to look you straight in the eye and tell you that the chaos of daily living can very well eclipse your view of the Savior. 
Another soul stirring guest post is up on Kris Camealy’s blog today. 

http://kriscamealy.com/days-of-distraction/


The goal is not to get somewhere or someone or something, the goal is to acknowledge & celebrate the presence of Jesus on the journey. EVERYTHING you could ever need or want is already walking beside you, gone before you, and brings up the rear. This is relationship with Jesus, God Almighty, Holy Spirit; doing life with the AUTHOR. Sharing each thrill & heartache and always having THE ONE who loves you best. 

Thank YOU from the depths of my heart & soul. 

Hosea 14:8  I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.
Lamentations 3:24  I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!”.


Psalm 139:5  You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.


Fifty-seven days ago, I started posting pictures that brought me joy on Instagram after reading another’s post inviting people to look for & post the “joy”in their lives. It’s been fun, joyful even. 😊 There have been days in which I did not feel like posting anything. However, the whole point of the challenge is to look for the joys of life, especially on the days we’re not feeling it. Even if we’re not feeling it for really good reasons. Such was the case yesterday. 
Day 56/100 #100daysoffindingjoy this little guy crawled right into my “finding joy” picture and helped me to smile today. Planted these last night and knew I wanted to feature them today. Having a hard time feeling joy today given the events happening on this globe. The most publicized in my corner of the globe is the shooting in Orlando. And the more I see in the media, the sadder I become. Sad because it happened and people are hurting and just gone, sad because the editorials I see just reinforce the divisions among people, sad because death and destruction are just a part of our reality and many, many people are destroyed daily but never get any media coverage. My heart just hurts for the hurts of this world. I was reminded today that Jesus told us that in this world we will have troubles, but to take heart because He has overcome this world. So I rest in that and in Him. And I pour out my requests for those hurting and my frustration of all that will be said in social media because of this tragedy and I find joy in the life of beautiful plants and bright green insects and in the security of knowing that God is God and that I don’t have to understand or even have answers. #100dayproject #1000gifts #eucharisteo #succulents #gardens

   
    
    
 
Always…each day, throughout each day He restores my soul. He doesn’t always do it in the same way. Different seasons and in different places, He chooses different things or experiences. I don’t know how He will do it each day, but I know that I can count on Him to always restore me. And I count the eucharisteo (those things for which I’m thankful) in my journal or through photos to keep a record of all He does and is. 

Thank You, Abba!

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