A Favorite Photo

A favorite photo from the weekend-A little girl and her new puppy. I love the expressions on their faces and just the way the composition of this photo turned out...especially seeing as how I was holding the camera sideways and just kind of took it in a hurry! Makes me smile...


Coffee And Tea For Thee And Me

   God created coffee (yes, mine has milk)... 

and tea...

                                                            for thee and me!
                Wish you could join me for a cup today....

 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock;
if any man hear My voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sup with him,
and he with Me."
(Revelation 3:20)


Morning Corner

"Corner" photos are some of my favorites so I couldn't resist taking this one with it's soft and natural morning light in our "pink rose room" which is also our guest room. It's my normal morning corner where I read, write and pray. I tried editing it to change some of the lighting, color and focus but then decided to leave it just the way it was. Perfect. Except there should be a coffee cup on that table corner...
"Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning:
   for in Thee do I trust.
 Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk;
   for I lift up my soul unto Thee."
           (Psalm 143:8)


Ivory Palaces

As I prepared some photo cards this week for our music conference, I was blessed to find
this beautiful verse in the Psalms (NASB)...
...which was one of several "pink roses" which the Lord gave me this week.
Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!


I Insist On Blooming!

It's so amazing how some flowers just merrily bloom, no matter what the weather is like! My red miniature rose, light pink rose and snow-white "cup of milk" flowers have all bloomed out this week while we went through record-breaking low temps this week.

(Click on the pics for a closer look at the raindrop jewels!)

I don't care if the cold winds blow,
I don't care if there's frost or snow,
I don't care if it's two-below,
I insist on blooming!

Friends around me may wilt and fall,
But I will stand up straight and tall,
My Creator has done it all,
Yes, I insist on blooming!
                             -A. Lenan (c) 2011

This all reminds me of these favorite verses of mine...
"Although the fig tree shall not blossom,
 neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labor of the olive shall fail;
and the fields shall yield no meat;
 the flock shall be cut off from the fold,
and there shall be no herd in the stalls;

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation."
   (Habakkuk 3: 17,18