Sunday, July 31, 2011

Glory



I popped out into the garden today expecting to take a photo of jonquils as an early sign of spring and was surprised to find the first daffodil in flower.

Reflection:
Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” John 11:40

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shy violets


They are hiding in various nooks around the garden and are all in flower at this time of year.

Reflection:
"Before thy call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."  Isaiah 65:24

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Remembrance


They say that Rosemary has long been associated with improving memory, hence Rosemary for remembrance.

Reflection:
"Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more."  Hebrews 10:17

All thy sins were laid up on Him,
Jesus bore them on the tree.
God Who knew them, laid them on Him,
And believing , thou art free.

Praise God, some things are not remembered!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Snow flakes


It was snowing in the mountains earlier this week.  I missed out yet again as it was one of my work in the city days.  At least these little snow flakes brightening the winter garden hung around for me to get home.

Reflection:
"If we suffer, we shall also reign with him." 2 Timothy 2:12

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Reminder


I haven't been out in the garden much lately.  But I took a short walk around today and even in a winter garden there are spots of joy.  A reminder that the desolate times will pass, we just have to wait.

Reflection:
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength."   Isaiah 40:31

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Stirring


It's cold outside but there are signs that the earth is stirring with life.  Bulbs pushing up shoots through the thick layer of fallen leaves.  Makes me think of the great loving heart of God.

Reflection:
"God is able ... and he will" Dan 3:17

He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
He sets the prisoner free,
His blood can make the foulest clean
His blood availed for me.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Winter romance


I'm so glad the tree blew over last week.  This week would have been quite a different story, the wind is blowing a gale and there are trees down all over the place.  It would have been much harder to get help and may have caused damage rather than its gentle fall.

All the good citizens of Lawson spent a romantic night last night.  The power went off at about 5pm and stayed off until 10am this morning so we spent the evening huddled in candle lit rooms beside log fires. Outside it was cold and pitch black except for the tantalising glow of Sydney on the far horizon.

It's very wintery out there.

Reflection:
"My grace is sufficient for thee" 2 Cor 12:9

Sunday, July 3, 2011

More troubles


Oh dear, the limb of the wattle tree should not be leaning on the neighbour's house.  Just another distraction as we try to get things back in order.  Fortunately the tree man came promptly, cut down the tree and removed the fallen limb gently so there was no damage to their home.  It was already half gone when I took this shot,  sad because I was eagerly anticipating its flowers next month.

Reflection:
"Though I walk in the midst of trouble, Thou shalt revive me."  Psalm 138:7