Sunday, March 22, 2015

Starting a fire


The Autumn fire is beginning in the garden.

Reflection:
Proverbs 26:21 New International Version (NIV)
"As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire,
so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Uninvited guests


Oh no, look at what is hanging in our trees.  We were away most of this week and when we came home found that hundreds, probably thousands of bats have moved into our neighbourhood.  They are hanging from all the tall trees, making noises day and night and have a pervasive bush animal smell.

Will they move on is the big question we are all asking each other? This has never happened to us before so we aren't quite sure what they will do. 

Reflection:
Luke 14:12-14 New International Version (NIV)
"Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Sunday, March 8, 2015

New path



I was trying to show you the progress of the topiary but they are too hard to make out among all the other green so enjoy looking at the tree instead.  You can see I am using some of the big mulch pile to lay a new path.

Reflection:
Psalm 119:105New International Version (NIV)
"Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path."

Monday, March 2, 2015

Abundance


Ooops forgot to post yesterday, we were away of the weekend where the mobile coverage is not so good.

We are still enjoying an abundance of zucchini though they will end soon -- I have been cooking them all sorts of ways and quite liking the results.

Reflection:
2 Peter 1:2 New International Version (NIV)
"Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord."

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Finding the lost


I have been doing quite a lot of work down the back where I cut out the privet but am not ready to show you the fruit of my labour yet.  Down there among the tangle was a tea tree we planted years ago. I have often wondered if it flowered.  Now I know.

Reflection:
Luke 15:4-6 New International Version (NIV)
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Trumpets


After the dance the trumpets play.

Reflection:
Psalm 98:6 New International Version (NIV)
"With trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
shout for joy before the Lord, the King."

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dance


Even though we had an unusual burst of Summer weather today the belladonna lillies are beginning their sinuous dance, letting us know that Autumn is not very far away.

Reflection:
2 Samuel 6:14-15New International Version (NIV)
"Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the Lord with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets."