Along our road at dusk-- Hope, NJ, August 2022
I find it difficult to capture the magnificence of clouds in photographs, but saw this on our way home last night.
My favorite 'light' of the day is the golden glow of dusk, and loved it reflected in these clouds.
"To every good,
to every flicker of stars along the pine shadows;
To every tussle with lucid dusk,
To every moonlit pledge,
to every turn made to outleap
I have desired to listen - to listen -
to the ripening of seasons..."
Hope you are enjoying this summer like Mac and Purr-Tater are...
Whether you're chilling, doing something fun with a friend...
or just resting in this heat!
"Summer was our best season:
it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots,
or trying to sleep in the tree house;
summer was everything good to eat;
it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape..."
— Harper Lee
I was searching for a poem about lilies of the valley and found this lovely one by
Lorraine @ Grateful Prayer | Thankful Heart
Lily of the Valley and Christ Is Poem
by Lorraine @ Grateful Prayer | Thankful Heart
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
Song of Solomon 2:1
To the ARTIST He is the One Altogether Lovely.
To the ARCHITECT He is the Chief Corner Stone.
To the BAKER He is the Living Bread.
To the BANKER He is the Hidden Treasure.
To the BIOLOGIST He is the Life.
To the BUILDER He is the Sure Foundation.
To the CARPENTER He is the Door.
To the DOCTOR He is the Great Physician.
To the EDUCATOR He is the Great Teacher.
To the ENGINEER He is the New and Living Way.
To the FLORIST He is the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley.
To the GEOLOGIST He is the Rock of Ages.
To the HORTICULTURIST He is the True Vine.
To the JUDGE He is the Righteous Judge, Judge of All Men.
To the JEWELER He is the Pearl of Great Price.
To the LAWYER He is the Counselor, the Lawgiver, the Advocate.
To the NEWS REPORTER He is the Good Tidings of Great Joy.
To the OCULIST He is the Light of the Eyes.
To the PHILANTHROPIST He is the Unspeakable Gift.
To the PHILOSOPHER He is the Wisdom of God.
To the PREACHER He is the Word of God.
To the SCULPTOR He is the Living Stone.
To the SERVANT He is the Good Master.
To the STATESMAN He is the Desire of All Nations.
To the STUDENT He is the Incarnate Truth.
To the THEOLOGIAN He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith.
To the TOILER He is the Giver of Rest.
To the SINNER He is the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the World.
To the CHRISTIAN He is the Son of the Living God, the Savior, the Redeemer and the Lord!
"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." Proverbs 27:9
Hugs from Mac and Purr-Tater and best wishes for a sweet week!
Blessed Resurrection Sunday!
"For I remember it's Easter morn
And life and love and peace are all new born."
Alice Freeman Palmer
(Pioneer of women's education)
and Hoppy Easter, too!
Blessed Good Friday & Passover!
I took this photo two years ago, right at the beginning of the pandemic. How time flies! These stormy, dramatic clouds remind me of the scripture that describes what happened in Jesus’s last moments on the cross.
Matthew 27: 45-54
Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
Some of those who stood there, when they heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us see if Elijah will come to save Him.”
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
So when the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
Thank you, Jesus, for your powerful finished work of taking all our sin on the cross,
and opening the door for us not only become God’s beloved children, but one with You.
Yours is the greatest love story ever told!
May we always continue to experience your love and grace in a deeper way.
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