Sunday, April 22, 2018

Exciting Bird Sightings!

You all know how much I love birds. Well, God knows, too. After church, I took a nap, and then I felt the urge to go outside with my camera. And the Lord just amazed me this afternoon! For the first time in my life I saw a summer tanager, (see video), and a scarlet tanager--within minutes of each other! (I didn't film the scarlet tanager because I thought he was the summer tanager. But then when I went online to double-check, I realized they were two different birds). Then I saw four Baltimore orioles--the first I've seen this year. Last year, I only saw one and just for a few minutes. The cedar waxwings were back, too.There is no activity more relaxing to me than getting outside and observing the Lord's creation. I began doing this during my season of panic attacks, and I always felt refreshed and more at peace. That God was close. I hope these pictures can somehow translate some of that peace to you all.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

God Is Light; There is No Darkness In Him

Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God. Isaiah 50:10, ESV 

Cry out to the Lord in your darkness. Turn from everything that hinders your walk with Him. He will come to save you. You can trust Him with everything that concerns you. His wisdom is perfect. "God is light; in him, there is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5, NIV

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sing to the Lord

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. Ps. 96:1-3, ESV

There's something about singing that lifts up the soul and the heart--singing to the Lord, that is. I can sing along to the golden oldies, but that doesn't compare with the joy, the transforming peace, deep in my soul that comes from singing praise and worship songs to the Lord. He is worthy!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Robin Photo Shoot

Robin photo shoot courtesy of the Lord Jesus Christ..."For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible...." Colossians 1:16, ESV

Monday, March 26, 2018

Wait for the Lord

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. Ps. 130:5-6

It's hard to be patient and wait on the Lord when you're hurting, but it's there in the waiting that healing begins. While waiting for Him to act on your behalf, keep pouring out your heart to Him, keep drawing near to Him in His Word, the Bible, and keep worshiping and praising Him from your heart. He will come and help you. He will remind you of His goodness and of His Presence in your life. You are never alone, never without Him. But as James and Peter has said in the Scriptures, patience and perseverance helps make you complete and mature in Christ. How we all need spiritual maturity and fortitude.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Lord is My Strength

The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2, ESV

Praises to the Lord this Palm Sunday. He is worthy!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Hummingbird in Backyard

And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.  Isaiah 30:21, ESV

What might this little one be thinking? Does it realize just how wonderfully made it is? A flying miracle. Makes me want to praise the God who could create such a living creature, Who designed it to be so tiny, with wings that fly in a figure-eight pattern, every jewel-colored feather made to shimmer and gleam in the sunlight. God is wonderful--literally, "full of wonder".