Before I continue, I wish to thank a sweet lady, over at Mama’s Empty Nest for an award that she gave to me. It was quite a nice and welcome surprise when I saw this. We are kindred sister’s in our faith and like Mama, we are empty nester’s as well. It was a boost I needed and brought encouragement my way. Thank you! xx
And an explanation…
It has been a few weeks since I have posted anything. Our slow computer contributed to this. I find it to be a challenge to do anything online at times. Our internet service it not the greatest, but it is affordable. On top of this, in the month of April, I lost the wind in my sails, after reading something online that disturbed me. During this time I wanted to respond, but after considering it, I decided to let it go. I believe it was written with good intentions, but I found it to be written, in what felt like, a sense of superiority… I allowed it to knock out all interest in posting or writing anything. As I reflect, I realize it was just a teachable moment and a time for me to examine my heart and take a look at what was going on.. Being the imperfect people, that we are, there are always ongoing lessons to be learned, in the school of life on earth. So onto the new. There have been blessings in our lives with new birth and birthdays. We now have four grandchildren, having birthdays in the month of May. Unfortunately we are not at a place (location) where we can easily join in on the celebrations. After much contemplation we are considering what we can do to change our situation. We have put a lot of love into our home, but this is not the first time we have beautified and then moved on.. I still may be making some other changes and that may include wordpress too, but until then, I want to say Hello, to all of you beautiful people…
On this very fine day
a tiny flower blossomed
from where she came
there was no longer room
her stay was complete
loved ones longed to see her face
with their arms they would embrace
the flower they were given
on this very fine day in May…
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in that secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be
A few months ago we started feeding the birds. This is what we are using, until we can find something more suitable. So far no complaints. It has been a crazy day of rain, wind, some sunshine and now more wind. I have had a great time observing the birds in our backyard.
I have no idea what these birds are. If there is someone that can identify them for me, I’d really appreciate the information.
Meet Charlie… A faithful man of God, posting the word and encouragement. Would you kindly visit him and say hello? Thank you!
Help us, Lord, never to think that we have nothing to offer to You. We can never save ourselves. That is something that You must do for us. We have been saved by Your grace. Now, we must serve You in Your strength. You gave Your Son for us. Help us to give ourselves to You. May we never be half-hearted in our devotion to You. Help us to be whole-hearted in all that we do for You.
This morning I was thinking about teenagers and how easy it can be to fall into friendships that are not healthy and maybe destructive. I suggest that we all choose our friends wisely…
Today I was thinking about the word Better..
We often use the word to express that someone is Better than so and so..
Or used as a threat, such as you Better or else…
Or to suggest in regards, to being concerned for ones safety..
What a funny word..
There will always be a better artist, a better photographer, a better musician, a better writer..
But there can only be a Better you and me..
We grace this world for a time..
Not to always be competing..
But to share the Better you..
With experience or not..
But with expression, from your point of view..
And if it’s from the heart..
You can’t go wrong..
For being the Better you..
I had hoped to capture some seasonal color while in California, but the truth is my focus was else where and on meeting up with baby-boys, not so much leaves… So while we were out and about yesterday in Albany, Oregon, I made a point of seeing what was available for this challenge.
Lovely Oak leaves
I am linking to Festival of Leaves here