The act of writing, of sharing the circumstances, the gifts and the graces planned and carried out by my Savior and God brings joy, peace, and contentment to know that He has my life in His hands. My prayer for those who read, who share in what I continue to learn each day, many times through my weakness, is that you will be encouraged to look for God's presence and grace in your life also.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring, at the right time of year...

  • Psalm 13:5
    But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

    Easter is such a joyous time of year. We celebrate with joy the resurrection of our Savior with all kinds of symbols and traditions that represent new life....

    And isn't it wonderful that Easter comes in the Spring for those of us in the Northern hemisphere....
             a time of new life when we are seeing
                     blooming trees,
                        that pale green in groves of trees that are just beginning to get their leaves,
                            baby bunnies running around,
                               little calves in the fields with their mothers,
                                  birds chirping loudly as they look for materials to build their nests
                                     because they know new life is coming....
     God is so good.

    But even in the winters of life, we must remember His steadfast love.  Even though we can't see evidences of spring's new life when we are in the midst of winter, it is there.

    On the coldest winter days, I often look out on my frozen yard and visualize the roots of plants hidden under ground
            bouncing around just waiting for the warmer nights and days...
    just waiting for the first opportunity to push through the earth and announce—"We are risen!!"

    The truth is simple, God has promised us Spring and it will come, every year, year after year.

    His steadfast love never fails........
           His promises are true......
                 and God is good—all the time.

    And even more important is God's promise clear back in Genesis of a Savior who would crush Satan's heel.  A Savior who would redeem his people—a plan God began BEFORE the foundation of the world.

    And why?  because of his STEADFAST LOVE for not only His people but for His only Son who would redeem each one of His own.  This was how God would bring glory to His Son forever—through a people who would praise and honor the Savior who redeemed them. A people who would bring glory and honor and praise throughout the ages to their Savior. 

    Praise God, we have only just begun to do what we will do for eternity!

    I'm looking forward to that as even now I continue to look for and write down just a few of the gifts and graces that God never ceases to give to me, because of His steadfast love....

    Thank you, Father, for:

    ...A very special engagement!!! My son Jeff to Faith Huckel.  A wedding is coming this summer!!  Thank you, Lord.

    #410...Robins, robins, and more robins....drinking in the pond and bathing in the pond. Delightful!!

    #411...Morning doves—always in pairs....mating for life.  Lord, protect them from cats,

    #412...Chickadees—their cheerfulness and friendliness.

    #413...And the finches—red and yellow—so beautiful.

    #414...And of course of the Woodpecker and Blue Jay....their beauty....their presence...their size.

    #415...A friend's gift....apricot colored carnations....to enjoy for days.

    #416...Easter day with Dad....treasuring each time with him...the stories....the wisdom...the memories....

    #417....A beautiful sunset to watch as we drove toward the mountains from eastern Colorado....strikingly beautiful.

    #418...Anticipation of things to come...a free cruise...a rest...time with daughter...doing new things [Lord, help me not panic when we snorkel....You know I flunked "swimming class" TWICE]

    #419...Sleep....blessed sleep.

    #420...Provision for life's needs, for life's dreams, for giving to others and blessing in return.


  1. Poetic and beautiful! You're close to halfway, way to go!

    1. Thanks Mandy!! I am almost halfway....Thanks.

  2. #418- You are not alone! Snorkel and me have never been in the same sentence!

    I'm so glad to join this journey with you. Watching the manifold blessings of God multiply...well there is nothing greater.

  3. A pretty waterfall, birds, flowers, a trip to look forward to.. so many lovely thank you's on your list. And most of all, His steadfast love-- amen to that! (coming via Ann's, and thank you for commenting on my blog!)

  4. sweet list...congrats on the up coming wedding:) blessings~