Sunday, September 14, 2014

In the morning


The exuberance of summer pared back to the bones of winter now swelling with promise, caught in the morning light.

Reflection:
Psalm 30:5 New International Version (NIV)
"Weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning."

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Strength and Peace


Today's photo is a borrowed view looking over the fence into the neighbour's garden. My magnolias have disappointed me by not flowering again this year.

Reflection:
Psalm 29:11New International Version (NIV)
"The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace."

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Leap of Joy


There is so much to be happy about. In the garden it is refreshing rain and the exuberance of spring beginning to burst.

Refection:
Psalm 28:6-7New International Version (NIV)
"Praise be to the Lord,
for he has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him."

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gazing


It has been dull and rainy of late so I have been lovely to gaze on the cheerful daffodils bowing under the weight of raindrops.

Reflection:
Psalm 27:4New International Version (NIV)
"One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Not so fit


I've been a bit creaky of late, with sciatica, arthritis and cold weather conspiring to make gardening a bit miserable.  But how can I be unhappy when there are fistfuls of violets for collecting.

Reflection:
Psalm 26:2-3 The Message (MSG)
"Examine me, God, from head to foot,
order your battery of tests.
Make sure I’m fit
inside and out
So I never lose
sight of your love,
But keep in step with you,
never missing a beat."

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Remember me


I don't think I have remembered to show any of the camellias in the garden this winter, so I had better get one in now because pretty soon they will be taken over by the spring display.

Reflection:
Psalm 25:7 New International Version (NIV)
"Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Glorious


On Monday evening as I was finishing my day's work I noticed our hallway was glowing pink so went outside and found this magnificent sunset.

Reflection:
Psalm 24:10New International Version (NIV)
"Who is he, this King of glory?
The Lord Almighty—
he is the King of glory.: