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.:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Valley of shadows


The winter garden is all about shape and texture.

Reflection:
Psalm 23:4 King James Version (KJV)
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me."

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cradled


Remember this one, the baby fern is growing up.

Reflection:
Psalm 22:10 The Message (MSG)
When I left the womb you cradled me;
since the moment of birth you’ve been my God.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Happiness



Even though winter is now in full swing and the weather has been cold there is always something to be happy about.  These lovely fragrant jonquils have been in flower for weeks.

Reflection:
Psalm 21:13The Message (MSG)
"Show your strength, God, so no one can miss it.
We are out singing the good news!