Waiting for clouds to clear…

Sometimes you have to just stroll awhile slowly…


…stooping to glean wild raspberries along the way…

pausing to notice the thistles and their bees…

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Even things with prickle and sting have beauty.


Sometimes it takes awhile to see clearly…

It takes time for the water to still and the clouds to be seen from a different perspective…


May your summer’s finish hold such times.



Be still, and know that I am God…I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is  our refuge. Selah.


He leads me beside still waters.  He restores my soul.


For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Ps.46:10,11; Ps.23:2,3; I Cor.13:12,13; I Jn.3:1; I Pet.4:8









It’s always a wonder when…

Irises unfold their beauty…


…and buttercups shine as if polished


…and beans find the earth warm enough to venture forth


It’s always a wonder when…
…columbine are found dancing at the edge of the woods


…and thimbleberry bloom in purest white with leaf as soft as tissue


…when bumblebees sup at the comfrey


…and dine on the chives.


I wonder at the the colors that array my small world…


…and the artist’s eye so evident in their design


…and never tire of beholding FLOWERS!


“…even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” (Matt. 6:29)


Consider the Lilies

Just some quiet meditations inspired by this week’s blooms–
carefree and splendid by design– just like you and me.


…they neither toil nor spin, yet…even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these…


If God so clothes the grass of the field, how much more will He clothe you…


Don’t worry.  Leave that to everybody else.  You have a Father that knows what you need…


Be about the business of His Kingdom and He’ll see to the details.


And don’t be afraid, little flock, it’s your Father’s delight to give you the Kingdom!


Invest there; your heart will be where your treasure is.  *

I so quickly stress over my want of  ‘bloom’ as I perceive it should look,  yet my Father is the Master Gardener and will see to it that I bear fruit as I yield to His pruning in humble trust and soak up His feeding and watering,  eager to believe whatever He says.

This is His  ‘Miracle Grow’ verse for me this week:

It is I who answer and look after you.
I am like an evergreen cypress;
from me comes your fruit.

Hosea 14:8  ESV

Wishing you His gracious Sonshine all your days!



*[paraphrased and etc. by LDS  from Luke 12]