Sunday, April 28, 2013

A short life



The Autumn colour is coming slowly to the garden this year because we are having wonderfully warm weather.  So instead here is one of the flowers that pop up briefly at this time of year.

Reflection:
Psalm 103:15-17 The Message
"Men and women don’t live very long;
like wildflowers they spring up and blossom,
But a storm snuffs them out just as quickly,
leaving nothing to show they were here.
God’s love, though, is ever and always,
eternally present to all who fear him."

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Changing into something new


I have been thinking about Autumn, how it is given to us as a season of pure delight, perhaps as a preparation for the dreary months to come.

Reflection:
Psalm 102:25-27 The Voice
"In the beginning, You laid the foundation of the earth
and set the skies above us with Your own hands.
But while they will someday pass away, You remain forever;
when they wear out like old clothes,
You will roll them up and change them into something new, and they will pass away.
But You are the same, You will never change;
Your years will never come to an end."

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The affairs of my house


Autumn is often a busy time of year in our home with guests coming down from the tropical north to experience autumn colour, winter chill and cosy log fires.  We currently have Ian's elderly Aunt and Uncle with us, the first guests for the season -- so a good excuse to polish and tidy and purchase some flowers for the hall table.

Reflection:
Psalm 101:2 New International Version (NIV)
"I will conduct the affairs of my house
with a blameless heart."

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Endures forever


It's the seedy, berry time of year,when the plants make sure there is a next generation to follow.

Reflection:
Psalm 100:5 New International Version (NIV)
"For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations."