Sitting on my patio swing is one of the many ways I recharge and wind down. I try to escape out there for a little while every day. The sky, the trees and flowers, the birds, and the southern breeze all remind me of God and His tender care for His creation and for me--His new creation in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:10) I'm reminded also that God is in control, that He is good, and His work in my life is good. I can trust Him. Last week I saw this female cardinal on my feeder and grabbed my camera. I was thrilled when the male showed up a few seconds later.