VACATION

We recently vacationed in the beautiful state of Washington. Water. Big Trees. Mountains. Desert. Rain Forests. Snow. (And the Sound of Music in an outdoor theater in the mountains!!!!) All parts of God’s creation. Among the sights we saw the most northwestern spot on the continental United States, the tallest mountain in Washington, the place that has the most snow in the U.S., and the world’s record Sitka spruce tree. All these biggest, farthest, tallest….made me think of my heavenly Father. No one loves us a “big” as He does. He will go to bat for us every time. He will never give up on us.

As we were standing on the most Northwestern point – I thought how we go as far as we can – till we can’t go any farther on our own – and then we cry out to God for help. I told myself I am going to do better about being present with God every day, not just when I can’t do it on my own. How am I doing? Well let’s just say it’s a process. Come with me, go big, go far, do more WITH GOD!!

Jeremiah 33:3 “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things…”

AND – a wonderful visit with my college roommate!!!

Spring

PANSIES

DAFFADILS

BABY CALVES

CHIRPING BIRDS

BUDDING TREES

GREEN GRASS

AND…MUD…all signs of spring on the farm. But there is also a “spring time” that springs up in our hearts as we watch God’s creation wake up from a long winter nap. Take time today to watch spring come to life in nature—and in your heart. How beautiful God describes it in the Song of Solomon 2:11 in the Message. Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world’s a choir and singing. Spring warblers are filling the forest with sweet arpeggios. Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed….AMEN. Enjoy dear friends.