Sunday, April 2, 2017

A Celebratory Word

Soon there will be peonies:

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy;
they will sing before the Lord, for he comes,
he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness
and the peoples in his truth.
Psalm 96:11-13

We have had three inches of rain this week after nearly no moisture for several months (only an ice storm). I can sense the jubilant fields and hear the singing flora and fauna all around! Praise His Name!

And iris or irises:

But if you've been coping with anxiety (and just about all do from time to time):

When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Psalm 94:19

Tell Jesus all about what is troubling you, and ask Him to give you His peace. Then begin to sing or hum a song to your little self and go do some housework or yardwork or anything else productive, while you sing along. Repeat as necessary.

Have a most blessed Sunday,
(Photos from 2015)


  1. What beautiful peonies and irises! I particularly like these delicate blooms and pale colours. I'm sure the rain has done the plants good. Praying you know the Lord's refreshing times, Linda x

    1. Thanks Linda! And you as well. The rain has done wonders. I am enjoying the bunnies scarfing the fresh "delicacies" that have sprung up in my yard. (OK, some people call them weeds!) Bess


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