These Things

I have a very special guest blogger today….our fourteen year old daughter, Amy. Here is her beautiful poem. Enjoy.

A crystal, clear as water, fine as granulated sand…pure
Think about these things

Wind blowing softly through the pines, at the highest peak on the mountain
Think about these things

Waves crashing against majestic cliffs amidst a rising sun
Think about these things

Rain pattering gently onto the grass helping to nurture and tame
While the sun’s rays pull every blade higher and higher out of its secure underground
Think about these things

Think about what is worthy to be praised
The Lord should give us you every reason to feel a little dazed

For the Lamb is our love and our light
If He is in us, than we shall shine bright

Let us share these things with others
So that they may tell all their sisters and brothers

Rejoice in His name
And His blessings you will obtain

If anything is good or excellent, commendable or pure
Think about these things

c2020 Amy Lyons

Think About These Things


I don’t know about you, but I need to refocus.  To turn away from all the bad, and focus my eyes and my attention on the beautiful, the true, the right, the things of God.

Therefore, a new look to the blog, a new title, a new outlook for this world-weary soul.  I am going to try my very best, with the Lord’s help, to focus on the good.  To think about these things.  Because the things of God never change and bring great peace.

Hummingbirds, puffy white clouds, sunlight playing amid the dark green summer leaves, the roar of oceans, the castles with stories, the people who love, Jesus who knows and loves me completely.

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  – Philippians 4:8

Love, Lisa

Seeing Beauty



Traffic Jam vs. Cool Cows on the Mooove?

End of warm temperatures vs. beautiful changing leaves and fuzzy sweaters

Daily irritations over life issues vs. being alive to go through these things and growing stronger afterwards

Aches & pains vs. having a body in which to have aches and pains

All of us have things in this life which weigh us down and can try to steal our joy.  But there are always two sides to almost anything I can think of, and if I can just flip my mind around to the positive side, it makes a huge difference.  Finding the joy in this day, in this moment.   “When you stop seeing beauty, you start growing old.”  (Summer Rain, U2)  I want to be young in the Lord, because He sees things as they are.  He sees beauty and creativity and life and love and potential.  He sees hope of an abundant, full life in Him.  “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  (John 10:10)

Blessings to you on this day, and may you (and I) have thankfulness overflowing.       Slainte, Lisa