Looking Like Spring

While the earth remaineth,
seedtime and harvest,
and cold and heat,
and summer and winter,
and day and night shall not cease.
Genesis 8:22

Follow me as I walk around the property where I live.
There is spring in the air and flowers growing!

From the entrance we seeĀ The Church of God at Carmichael, CA

These cyclamen die back in the summer, then come back every Spring

Across the parking lot we find Violets. These show up early in Spring

The last of the Daffodils in front of Dusty Miller and California Poppies

The Roses are just starting to bloom

Old fashioned Iris start blooming in December and live next to the Lilacs

Lilacs, my favorite! I picked one spray to keep and one to give away

Ground Orchids and California Poppies

Lenten Roses under the redwood tree.
Helleborus – Pink Marble

Lenten Rose has neighbors

Lenton Roses – Ellen White and Cinnamon Snow

Peony buds, hip, hip, hurrah

Geraniums and butterfly metal yard art made by my brother, Patrick

These live beside the steps on to the deck. the Farmer brought them home, I don’t know their name

Deck steps bookended by floral beauty

The Farmer’s berries, raspberries, boysenberries and thornless black berries in row in front of two rows of grapes

As you leave the property you will see Purple Iris and California Poppies

More California Poppies

God Bless the U,S,A,
Good bye, come again when you can stay longer.

Thanks to the Farmer tends the property tirelessly with joy.

February 24, Today’s thought – HE IS

feb24 003A pink primrose among the violets.

Good Afternoon

Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Sunday evening’s service led by the young people
was a blessing to me.

What is God to you? was the theme.

I jotted down these answers:
He is my strength,
He is my defense,
He is my father,
He is faithful,
He is my constant companion,
I need Him every hour,
He is my friend,
He is everything to me,
He is contentment,
He keeps me from making mistakes,
He takes care of all my needs now and in the future,
He helps me have control in my life,
He is always there when no one else seems to be,
and He is my counselor, advising, listening, encouraging.

This morning I remembered the song
I couldn’t remember last night –

Every Need Supplied,
I asked the dear Savior
What He had purchased
For me when on Calvary He died
For all my past and all my problems
He said that he would provide.
He said Every need supplied,
Every need supplied
Cleansing, Healing, Sweet peace inside,
Every Need Supplied.
If I had to name
The greatest blessing
He’s given, how could I decide
For since he saved me,
I just have to say
That every need is supplied

(the best I can remember the words of this my favorite song)

What strength I have for this coming week.

Let God be Everything to you . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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February 9, Today’s thought – Compassion

Feb9 001Violets heralding the coming of Spring.

Good Morning

When Jesus heard of it,
(the beheading of John the Baptist)
he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart:
and when the people had heard thereof,
they followed him on foot out of the cities.
And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude,
and was moved with compassion toward them,
and he healed their sick.
Matthew 14:13-14 italics are mine

Webster’s: sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it

In the midst of Christ’s sorrow and grief,
he was consciously sympathetic toward others.

The Greek word for compassion is splanchnizomai,
which won’t mean much to you unless you are in the health professions
and studied “stlanchnology” in school.
If so, you remember that “splanchology” is a study of . . the gut.
When Matthew writes that Jesus had compassion on the people,
he not saying that Jesus felt casual p;pity for them.,
No, the term is far more graphic.
Matthew is saying that Jesus felt their hurt in his gut:
He felt the limp of the crippled.
He felt the hurt of the diseased.
He felt the loneliness of the leper.
He felt the embarrassment of the sinful.
And once he felt their hurts,
he couldn’t help but heal their hurts.
Max Lucado ~~ In the Eye of the Storm.

Look with eyes of compassion . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Wordless Wednesday — Springtime and Harvest

Wordless Wednesday is for pictures only.


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