Sunday, December 1, 2013
Last week when I was doing the clipping I had to clip back a holly bush, so brought the branches indoors to make a Christmas decoration.
And this week we reach Psalm 130 ... a perfect psalm for Advent.
Psalm 130:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
"I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 4:57 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
It has been raining this weekend. This photo was taken before the rain because I have been too busy to get out photographing this weekend. My sister has been visiting from interstate so days spent talking, eating and enjoying each other's company around the kitchen table that used to be in our old family home.
Psalm 128: 3-4 New International Version (NIV)
"Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
for the man who fears the Lord."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 8:09 PM
Sunday, November 10, 2013
When I bought a jar of crab apple jelly at a market this year it had me wondering why there was no fruit on our big crab apple tree. So this season I make a point of looking and I see they are very insignificant berry sized apples.
I've been working long hours lately. Today's verse is a bit of a reminder about proportion.
Psalm 127:2 New International Version (NIV)
"In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 9:40 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013
The columbines are in flower at the moment. I like them because they self seed and because they are native from America which reminds me of wonderful visits to that country and dear blog friends from there too.
Psalm 126:2-3 New International Version (NIV)
"Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 6:39 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Was walking around the garden this afternoon and spotted this honeysuckle twined in the Viburnum, such a pretty plant but too vigorous so a weed.
The bush fires have abated. During the week when things reached a fever pitch because of the high winds I figured I had better get out and sweep the leaves and make sure the hoses were in good order. Lucky there was no fire close by because I found hoses buried underneath a carpet of entwining creepers, took me quite a while to clip them free.
Psalm 125:2 New International Version (NIV)
"As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people
both now and forevermore.
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 5:47 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013
The snowball flowers were out recently but nothing is lasting for long this spring. It is extremely dry with dry winds blowing strongly causing bush fires to rage in the mountains. For those who have been concerned, at the moment our town is not near the menace that has already burnt hundreds of homes.
We hope and pray for better conditions to stem the blaze.
Psalm 124:8 New International Version (NIV)
"Our help is in the name of the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth."
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 2:30 PM