Quote – A Tweet Worth Sharing

I love this clip of Billy Graham when he says, “I don’t know…” In this world of know-it-alls, his humility is beautiful and inspiring. I don’t need to know it all. I love God’s mystery…I love HIM…I have FAITH in all he has said in His Word. Father, Son, and Holy Ghost…that is all…it is enough.

Quote & Pheathers -The Hummer

Saturday evening, we watched two hummingbirds battling for rights over a firecracker plant. We were amazed at how long they dove and swooped at each other in the air. Finally, only one remained, and exhausted, he took some respite in the back yard pine tree. After the big battle with another wondrous flyer, an earthbound human didn’t seem very threatening to him, and he let me take at least a dozen or more photographs of him. What a wondrous little bird God fashioned when he created the hummingbird.

O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
~ Psalm 104:24

This photograph is part of Skywatch.

Quote – Job 12:7-10

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” ~Job 12:7-10

Quote – Hudson Taylor

“It doesn’t matter, really, how great the pressure is;

it only matters where the pressure lies…

See that it never comes between you and the Lord—

Then, the greater the pressure…

The more it presses you to His breast.”
                                           

                                   ~ Hudson Taylor

These gorgeous roses, Rosa rugosa, are shown growing on the sand dunes of the Delaware Bay. They endure the ‘pressure’ of the sandy soil and salt water and bloom abundantly in the late Spring. The rose hips they form are huge, and almost as pretty as the flowers that preceded them when they turn golden-orange in the Autumn.

Hudson Taylor was a missionary to China. Although he was born in 1832 and died in 1905, his quote seems timely for those of us living now in the unrelenting pressures of this present age.

Quote & Praise – It is Glory

Naturalized morning glories on the sand dunes of Fortescue, NJ, the Delaware Bay.

The morning glories made me think of the song, “It is Glory Just to Walk with Him.” I love this old hymn. I can remember singing it, as a child, in my grandparents church in Hampton, Virginia. The church was small, but the singing was big, and the church was filled with Glory!

It is glory just to walk with Him whose blood has ransomed me;
It is rapture for my soul each day.
It is joy divine to feel Him near where’er my path may be.
Bless the Lord, it’s glory all the way!
It is glory just to walk with Him.
It is glory just to walk with Him.
He will guide my steps aright,
Thro’ the vale and o’er the height.
It is glory just to walk with Him.

~Avis Marguerite Burgeson Christiansen

People & Quote – D.L. Moody


“Few people have done more than Dwight L. Moody to evangelize lost souls and mentor and train the next generation to fulfill the Great Commission.” Profile in Faith: D.L. Moody by Lyle Dorsett

I’m sharing a song today that I’ve shared before, but I think it is timely in these troubled times.

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” ~Mark 16:15

Quote – Shine!

” “Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:15-16 (The Message)


My interpretation: Shine like morning sunshine on forsythia!
This post is part of Sunday Trees and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Quote – Walking by the Water

The beach at Strathmere

One day as he was walking along the beach beside the Lake of Galilee…Matthew 4:18

I’ve been studying the words of Jesus. This week I read of his walking on the beach of Galiliee and focused on seeing the scene in my mind’s eye. Here are the words that I wrote in response to the verses:

I wonder if the water washed over his feet, wet the bottom of his robe. What was the sand like, or was it gravel? Were there good water/sea smells in the air? Was the sky brilliant blue above his head? Did fish jump out of the water, a flicker of silver, and make him smile?

During these holy days before Easter it’s fills my heart with joy to focus on my Lord and Savior. As I read these words in the Bible I am walking beside him, imagining what he felt as a human, worshiping him for what he did as the Son of God. Draw close to Jesus during these weeks preceding Easter and thank him for all he has done for us.

And when you draw close to God, God will draw close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and let your hearts be filled with God alone to make them pure and true to him. James 4:8 (The Living Bible)