Sunday, April 20, 2014

He is risen

At this time of year begonias rise up from unpromising dead looking tubers to create something of great beauty.

"But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive." 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 ESV

I pray that each of you will be blessed this Easter day.

Psalm 149:4 English Standard Version (ESV)
"For the Lord takes pleasure in his people;
he adorns the humble with salvation."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

April showers

The showery weather is continuing with the old spot of sunshine.  But isn't this shower of pink over the neighbours fence just lovely.

I am not quite so keen on the shower of pine cones that are currently dusting everything in yellow pollen before falling splat to the path below releasing another puff of yellow dust.  The verandah is covered in it.  But the rain is making the moss grow again, that's nice.

Psalm 148:1-5 The Message (MSG)
Praise God from heaven,
praise him from the mountaintops;
Praise him, all you his angels,
praise him, all you his warriors,
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, you morning stars;
Praise him, high heaven,
praise him, heavenly rain clouds;
Praise, oh let them praise the name of God—
he spoke the word, and there they were!"

Sunday, April 6, 2014


This little corner of our garden is like having our own rainforest with magnificent old tree-ferns and small ferns growing in the leaf litter below.  And it's still raining, doesn't seem to know its time for it to stop and let autumn get underway.

Psalm 147:7-11 The Message
"Sing to God a thanksgiving hymn,
play music on your instruments to God,
Who fills the sky with clouds,
preparing rain for the earth,
Then turning the mountains green with grass,
feeding both cattle and crows.
He’s not impressed with horsepower;
the size of our muscles means little to him.
Those who fear God get God’s attention;
they can depend on his strength."

Sunday, March 30, 2014


I have finished the two jobs that have been chewing up my life for the past couple of months, so this weekend relaxing  ... the gardening can wait until next week.
Psalm 146:7 (New International Version)
"The Lord sets prisoners free."

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beauty and splendour

A morning walk, the fresh washed garden gilded with sunlight.

Psalm 145:3-5 The Message (MSG)
"God is magnificent; he can never be praised enough.
There are no boundaries to his greatness.
Generation after generation stands in awe of your work;
each one tells stories of your mighty acts.
Your beauty and splendor have everyone talking;
I compose songs on your wonders.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fleeting shadows

The shadows are fleeting at the moment because February and March are our wettest months of the year.

Psalm 144:3-4 New International Version (NIV)
"Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,
mere mortals that you think of them?
They are like a breath;
their days are like a fleeting shadow."

Psalm 144:1-2 The Message (MSG)
"Blessed be God, my mountain,
who trains me to fight fair and well.
He’s the bedrock on which I stand,
the castle in which I live,
my rescuing knight,
The high crag where I run for dear life"

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Mucking about in the morning sun with my dinky new camera, trying to get it to focus the way I want it to.

Psalm 143:8 New International Version (NIV)
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life."