Resurrection

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This beautiful flower is a Resurrection flower.  In the early spring, clumps of long foliage appears for several weeks before wilting. After several months, a single stalk shoots up almost overnight and a lily-like pink bloom opens.   They remind me every year that though we don’t see the flower for a time, it’s alive and coming back in full force and beauty.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.  Do you believe this?”  ~John 11:25-26

Hold on to this; believe it; believe in Jesus.  And you will never die.  Why?  Because He loves you, He made you, and He wants you to be with Him forever.  This is hope; this is life; this is resurrection.  Blessings, Lisa

 

A Color of Joy

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“Pink is a beautiful color, because it is one of the colors that the sun makes at twilight and in the dawns.”   -C. Joybell C.

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Our cherry tree is really showing off this spring, and we’re all glad of it!  🙂  When you walk underneath her boughs, it feels like, for just a moment, that you have entered some enchanted fairyland where anything is possible.  And I like that, so I walk beneath these pink blossoms as often as I can.  Enjoy the beauty today, whether it’s a drop of rain slowly falling on the windowpane, a brand new spring green clover, or a pink cherry tree.  Slainte, Lisa

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  – Psalm 118:24

 

Spring Is Coming

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Before these precious little crocuses in my yard get squashed by the 6 to 12 inch snow the forecasters say is coming, I wanted to share them with you.  Spring is coming…the flowers and budding trees and green grass and warmth on our faces.  I have to tell you, I’m not a big snow fan, but I know complaining and moaning about it will only make it worse.  :/  So I’m going to focus on what I know is ahead, past the other side of the wet stuff.

There’s a great song by Steven Curtis Chapman called “Spring Is Coming” that he wrote when he and his family were facing very hard days.  There are seasons, and after the hard times have passed, the warmth will return.  It’s coming.  🙂  Blessings and love, Lisa