Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Some Pictures, Then and Now

Good afternoon Y'all!    I do pray that this beautiful day finds everyone well and happy and with a heart full of joy.    The "sun" is shining bright outside and the "Son" is shining even brighter inside!!!    Hallelujah, Christ Jesus is alive today!!!    Does that make you excited?    It sure does me.   

I can finally say that I believe I am on the upswing of this round of vertigo, y'all!     I haven't driven yet, but I will try to in a little while.    I need to get my allergy shots today and since that is pretty close to where I live, I will give it a try.    I do hope I can get my wheels back under me.    I feel totally cut off when I can't drive, but I always want to be safe, so, I opt to stay home when I feel it may be best for me to do so.    I still have a bit of congestion, but hopefully that will leave pretty soon.

I mentioned it being beautiful here.    It really is!     I just wish I could get out and enjoy it more than I can.    But, I do sneak out once in a while and take a few pictures.     And I did yesterday morning.     It had sprinkled a bit over night but was clear and dry when I went out.    Back on March 3rd we had a winter ice and snow storm and I took pictures then.    Yesterday, just purely coincidental, I took a picture of something I had taken a picture of on March 3rd.    What a difference less than two months make!    
The above pic was taken on March 3rd., 2014.  Just a sad, cold, snow covered little bush.
Now look at it!!!!   It is beautiful.   It smells heavenly!   It is an absolute work of art.   Oh, what a difference a few days make!   Way less than two months and it is gorgeous.

This one is my favorite shot.   I don't know why it is, but it is.   I can almost smell it when I look at this picture.

As I was enjoying the trip to get my allergy shots, I started thinking about a Sunday School lesson I taught back in February on the creation and how God had a plan and a purpose in mind when He spoke everything in being.    Once God spoke everything in to being, He then started giving form and shape; separating everything to where it was going to be fitting for His greatest creation, man.    God was very methodical and purposeful about everything He created.    Notice, He got planet earth exactly as He wanted it before He formed man from the dust of the earth.    My own personal opinion about being created from dust, is that not one of us can look down our dusty noses at another one of God's people and think more highly of ourselves than we should.   If dust was such a high fashion item, we wouldn't be doing everything humanly possible to get it out of our homes now, would we.    Think about it.    What makes us special is the "breath of God" in the bag of dust that we walk around in.   That same "breath of God" is in each and every one of us.

Genesis 1:11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.

When you go back and examine the creation carefully and see how God worked, you see that things was well thought out and planned.    God didn't create man until He had created the perfect place for man to live.    But on the third day He created all greenery and vegetation of all kinds.    Not only does it sustain human life, but plant life sustains most all life on planet earth in one way or another.   I'm not a scientist or anything like that at all.    I'm just one person that believes that God did have a plan and a purpose for everything He created.    I am so thankful that every season on planet earth has its own beauty about it.   Spring time is the awakening of all that has been sleeping or hibernating throughout the late fall and winter.   Spring time is the time when even the tiny little weeds in our yards offer up their beautiful tiny blossoms as works of art by the hands of the Creator, Father God, Yahweh, Jehovah.  

The beauty that you see when you look out your window, or when you take a drive, or when you walk the green way, God put that there for your viewing pleasure.    Thank God for what you have seen today.    Our back yard was covered with those tiny little wild violets.   They are absolutely lovely!   Thank you God for all the beauty you have allowed me to see today.

May the rest of your day be filled with beauty of all kinds.   Thank God for all the beauty your eyes beheld today.   Praise Him above all names!

Ladybug, I pray that you have a blessed day!   Sweet pea loves you bunches!

Till we meet here again, God loves y'all and so do I.   Hugs and much love, Patty


  1. Man, What a difference in such a small time period. You're right, I can almost smell the flowers in that picture.
    Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments! They really do make my day. :)
    God Bless

    1. Jani, you are such an inspiration! I thank you for your support also. I pray for God to bless you in a mighty way! hugs, Patty