simple, unexpected beauty

I placed them on the concrete base for convenience, not wanting to interrupt my mowing of the backyard to find a lawn bag.

I placed them there and noticed simple, unexpected beauty.

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noticing God’s gifts

I thought it wonderful that, after a weekend that included a heat index of 108, God would gift me with 67 degrees temperatures for my morning walk. Then I took a deep breath and recognized the ability to do so as a gift. And felt the cool dew on my feet as I moved through the grass. And noticed the sunbursts and the flowers. All gifts from a loving, generous Father.

stillness

These images brought to mind a Bible verse that both calms me and provides perspective. And one perspective I always need is this, “There is a God who is loving, almighty, and sovereign and I am not Him.

“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalms 46:10, Amplified Bible).