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Friday, May 01, 2015

In case you're wondering, I am trying to get into the habit of blogging my thoughts each day. So this makes three days in a row...I'm on a roll!!

Today I am sitting in my daughter's apartment in West Virginia. I look out the windows and see a lush grassy sloping hill and trees that are just starting to leaf out, as well as some beautiful, tall evergreens. Since I live in SE Arizona, I don't usually see as much green at home. My husband has sent me pictures, though, of our roses that have been blooming profusely. Also, we have a straw bale garden that seems to be coming along nicely. I'm so blessed that my man is a gardener! We're trying a new plant this year, a black tomato. Color it blue and I won't eat it, but for some reason I wanted to taste this black one! It's reported to have higher levels of anti-oxidants and vitamins. I will be home in two weeks, so hopefully there will be some tomatoes to harvest.

As I watch Spring explode in color here, I realize that it is full of different colors and textures, but it is not so different as the desert experineces. In the desert, there's not as much green, of course. However, I love seeing the wildflowers that grow beside the roadways and over the hills and the brilliant colors of the various cacti plants. There are flowering trees, then come the leaves. I am blessed to be in the high desert where the plants are much more varied and colorful than those on the valley floors.

We can bloom wherever we are, just as well. We can soak in the beauty of God's creation, and give thanks for the diversity of beauty. We can set our minds and hearts to be pleased with our circumstances as well. We can determine to say, like the apostle Paul in Phillippians 4:11, "Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am."

What do you see that blesses your heart?
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  • INDIANABON
    I love watching spring come to life in WV! We have a retirement home there where we hope to be able to live permanently someday. When we visited two weeks ago, a gorgeous magnolia tree was in full bloom! So I can just about imagine what the view looks like out your daughter's window.

    I think Spring is my favorite season - it blesses my heart so much to watch the Lord bring the trees and flowers back to life each year.

    Good for you at logging your thoughts each day. Praying for you as you work to develop healthier eating habits and make lifestyle changes!

    emoticon from Bonnie on the Pastors' Wives team.
    1680 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    My daily walks include a grateful conversation with my Lord and savior... I'm always profoundly aware of everything around me and give thanks by naming them one by one.. Mother Nature and this beautiful planet are truly a feast for the eyes. I'm so glad you can enjoy the beautify of spring in a different environment while spending time with your daughter at this special time. Such a blessing emoticon Enjoy emoticon
    1681 days ago
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