Friday, June 29, 2007

The little things

Yesterday, our Koi pond and the flowers in my backyard seemed to have burst forth in bloom. All three of our water lilies had blossomed, the youngest plant being this pretty fuchsia one. I wish I knew the proper name for it, but I don't. It's the pretty pink one, to me.

So I started taking pictures. I like to take photographs of my flowers so I'll remember how well they did from year to year. It makes me smile to look back on them during the winter when its too cold for anything to bloom but pansies.

Thank God for the pansies! Although the plant below is a petunia. If you look around, God's perfection is everywhere.

As I took the pictures, the obvious struck me. God's perfection is everywhere. Remember to thank Him for those little things. We were made to love Him. And He loves us more than we can fathom.

Raise Him up in your thoughts as much as possible, no matter where you are in your life. If you're in a valley, praise Him. If you're on a mountaintop, praise Him. All we need is His love.

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

To Him who alone does great wonders, For His mercy endures forever.

With a strong hand, and with an outstretched arm, For His mercy endures forever.

Psalm 136:1, 4, 12


  1. Beautiful pictures Christy. You must be a master gardener.

  2. Christy,
    Those are amazing pictures! How glorious is the work of God's hand! I do praise Him in all the little things. I think God gives us those little wisps of sweetness as encouragement to get us through those rough times.

  3. Hi Christy,

    And here I thought that I had beautiful flowers !! I guess I will have to submit pictures of my tomatoes, radishes, onions, and watermelon !!! Kudos to you and your gift !

    Cousin Wendy

    PS - I hope YOU are writing more than the one that has been at 6% for a week now !!

  4. Hi Mindy, Angie & Wendy!

    LOL Mindy! Master gardener I am not, unless it comes to weeds. I can grow those anywhere. But I do know a good fertilizer and that helps.

    Angie, I agree. I think it's the little things God uses to give us encouragement. I've prayed for the smallest things and the biggest things and watched Him fullfill them.

    Yes, Cousin Wendy, I am writing, but I am still backtracking. I'm hoping it is the Lord trying to help me see the right story to tell. About others and their 6%, (ahem - Lindi), I'll let her comment. :) But I do know she organized an awesome WORD meeting Tuesday night, so maybe her writing is taking a backseat to helping others. I do think she's got a mission-filled heart.

    Glad Y'all enjoyed the pictures. Like Angie and her pictures, I had a blast making them.

  5. Wow! I LOVE your pictures!!! Those are amazing. Your flowers are absolutely stunning. I couldn't have something like that around; I'd never get anything done. What a lovely place for quiet meditation on God's Word!

  6. Hi Kathleen,
    Thanks so much!

    I love to sit by the pond and read, when I have time! Usually I'm in the backyard and by the pond chasing my little one!

  7. I love your beautiful flowers and what a great idea to capture them in photos to bless your winter days! I am going into my yard to capture my own photos. I don't have pond flowers, but have some lovely roses, lillies and some pretty purple ones, whose name escapes me. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Hi Elizabeth!

    I'm glad you were inspired!

    Now you have to let me know if you post any of your flowers on the web. I love perusing other gardens!

  9. Wow! Great photos, Christy! What kind of camera do you use?

    I could almost feel my bood pressure dropping as I looked at the photos. Thanks for sharing!


  10. I'm glad the photos could be a stress reliever, Missy!

    I'll have to get back to you on the type of camera. I know it's a digital Canon, but not sure of the model - my hubby has it with him on his fishing trip.