Saturday, April 25, 2015
|Also loving the beautiful flowers of spring in my yard. This clematis in my rock garden is filled with flowers, covering an archway with their beauty. Happy Saturday to all of you!|
Thursday, April 23, 2015
MUNDANE FAITHFULLNESS and I think has a real message. The blog was originally started by a young mother with terminal breast cancer. She had 4 small children and fought her cancer for 2 years before dying recently. She sought God's Grace in her life every day, and her blog so reflected her faith, and her seeking to find goodness in this time of her life.
Since her death, her friends and family who so well supported her during her last two years, are continuing her blog in such a beautiful manner. This woman's name is Kara Tippitts, and she also wrote and published a book during her illness. I thought that the book also packed a powerful message, and the name of it is THE HARDEST PEACE. I read it three times, and cried my eyes out every time I read it, but it has such a powerful message for anyone facing a difficult illness or aging.
In one of her posts she talked about her feelings about her cancer.... She said "Cancer changes things..... it makes me look at each moment as precious, and the people around me as gifts. I have lived as a glutton, gorging myself on life without truly tasting it. I hate cancer, and I love cancer..... Jesus has a lot to show me in the coming months, and I pray that I am an APT STUDENT." Such a great attitude. I have been thinking that this would not only apply to a terminal illness, but also to aging, as there are so many losses that can occur during this time of life. If any of you know of anyone who has cancer, Kara's life story would be such a great guide to ways to handle this sort of thing in your life. Wanted to share her message here. Her message is one that I want to remember in my own life every day.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
|Loved seeing all of the beautiful carpet of yellow flowers in the meadows as we headed up to some of the mountain roads, which are plentiful.|
|Every where we stopped there were special little touches of color and beauty!|
|After a lot of spring rains, the creeks were filled with water and lovely to sit beside. I was disappointed that I got out of my house without taking a nice picnic and some coffee.... but maybe next time|
|Many dogwoods blooming out in the woods and love seeing these lovely flowers.|
|Love the intricateness of these colorful thistles. Beauty combined with the stickers. Look but don't touch. This always reminds me of the beauty of life if we look, and often the beauty is right there in the middle of the "stickers' in life too.|
Friday, April 17, 2015
|So off I went with my little hiking buddy, Zeke, and hoping to find some lovely flowers|
|lovely well kept and well marked trails with lots of wildflowers along the way.|
|This particular trail, one of many in this area, is especially know for its lovely bluebonnets, and todays walk did not disappoint. This is on a hillside that is overlooking the lake. Such beautiful views.|
|All sorts of tiny wildflowers though everywhere. Just love the diversity of spring and all of the new life|
|loved seeing all of the little bees out doing their spring work. Check out those full pollen sacks. Don't blame the bees for hanging out in the bluebonnets as the scent is just wonderful.|
|Zeke enjoyed his hike too, but after a mile and half, his legs, which aren't too long, were tired and he was ready to go home and take a long nap. Hope that all of you are really enjoying this beautiful spring weather!|
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
CITY GIRL FARM. Be sure to check this site out as it is so cute. These handmade , original chickens each have a name and can be adopted, or made to order. There are many stories on the website about why people wanted a particular style of chicken. Really cute and would be so much fun to have one of these.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
|Just loving the beauty of the Texas spring which has been amazing so far. Just look at what a little rain can get you!|
|These bluebonnets are beautiful and smell heavenly! Such beauty all along the highways!|