Do you have somewhere you go to unwind? This is one of my favorite spots, a place I can go to think, pray, and reflect on God’s goodness to me. There’s just something about the quiet of God’s creation that helps me get a right perspective.
I’m linking up with Susanne to share five good things from this week. Feel free to join us and share some of your blessings, too.
1. We had a wonderful Easter Sunday. The temperature was just below freezing as we gathered on the hill together with our church family for a sunrise service, but our hearts couldn’t have been warmer as Pastor Steven shared some Bible verses concerning our Saviour’s resurrection. We met back at the church for breakfast followed by our regular Sunday morning services. I was a good mom and remembered to get a picture of the kids on Easter for the first time in a couple of years.
2. The MLB season opened on Monday, and the Red Sox won their first series 2-1. In the spirit of opening day, I wore my Red Sox gear.
3. Spring has officially sprung here in West Virginia. It amazes me that the grass stays green all winter long underneath the snow. Weeds are already growing in the flower beds before any flowers have been planted. A few perinnials have peeked through the soil. I think these are hostas that I planted last summer.
4. Steven took the girls to their piano lessons (about a five hour round trip) for me so that I could have a day to catch up on some things around the house. The laundry room got a much needed spring cleaning. I am thankful that I have such a thoughtful husband.
5. My new favorite snack: strawberries and Nutella. Yummy!
“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time…” ~Ecclesiastes 3:11
Our area is becoming a popular spot for stargazing because its nighttime sky is one of the darkest regions in the Eastern United States. Recently a group of amateur astronomers spent several nights at the local park exploring the sky. They were gracious enough to allow us to look through their massive telescopes. Hope is our family’s science buff, and she thoroughly enjoyed her first attempt at stargazing through the lens.
LEAVES OF AUTUMN
The leaves begin to turn.
About God’s love and beauty
This is the time to learn.
Just look outside your window
At colors bright and bold.
Leaves of red and orange and brown
And some look like pure gold.
You say you don’t believe in God?
I say, how can you doubt?
When you go to your window
And simply just look out.
Outside my kitchen window
A tree grows strong and tall.
It brings such joy and peace of mind
To watch leaves of autumn fall.
It sways in winds but never falters.
And from its pattern never alters.
It must be God; no man can say
I made that tree to look that way.
The sun rays form a halo
Around that big strong tree.
And there’s a voice that seems to say
Look up and think of Me.
~~By Carrie Reger~~