Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Good Humor Man

Grace Gift
Ice Cream

Psalm 119:103
How sweet Your word is to my taste-- sweeter than honey in my mouth.
 One of my favorite childhood memories is of the Good Humor Man and his truck. One could hear the jingling of the bells as he drove slowly through the neighborhood. It's not so much that we ever got to buy anything from him but we loved to run to the curb, just to wave and watch him drive past us... * Nana saying, " Don't get too close to the curb or he'll think you are going to buy something." I never minded not being able to buy treats from the truck; it was enough just to look at all the pictures of the different treats, in full color, plastered on an ice cream truck. Oh, yum! Anyways, Nana always kept her freezer stocked with all sorts of ice cream treats so after waving at the Good Humor Man and lusting after the cool treats I saw on the truck, I'd run inside and grab a frozen treat of our own. Nana always said we could get at least twice as much ice cream from the store for the same price as one little treat from the truck. Store bought ice cream treats were just fine with me.
Wouldn't it be awesome if we could love eating up His Word like this? To be so filled with desire... to not be able to get enough...... * As you know, I Google search most of my pictures...note the name on the Bible...

 For me, each encounter with scripture has to be a search for something that is relevant to my life. I need to read until I hear Him speak in a way that reaches to the core of me. If it comes quickly, I may not need to read further. But if it takes more time than I had planned, I need to keep reading until my soul, heart, and mind have been revitalized.
Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb:
sweet to the taste and health to the body.

Proverbs 24:13
Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Day That Began At Sunset

Grace Gifts
Evenings And Mornings
Light After Darkness

Genesis 1:3-5  “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.”
 The beginning of time was marked by darkness. Genesis 1:2 , “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.”
 Light came after darkness, indicating the markers of a full day. In the Jewish tradition, days follow this pattern of night first, then day. Still today, practicing Jews observe the Sabbath beginning on sunset of Friday until sunset on Saturday.
Genesis 1 reveals that the days of the week were originally measured “evening” then “morning.” Each description of the seven days of creation uses this format, clearly indicating a day that began at sunset.
 Genesis 1 marks days from evening to morning as a natural extension of God turning darkness into light.

Garden Filled With Flowers

Grace Gift
Gardens Full Of Flowers

Luke 12:27 
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
I was working my Word Search puzzle book this evening when I realized what lovely flowers were in that search. Some of them I've never heard of before. It got me to thinking how I've neglected this blog that I use to love posting about His glorious blessings- everyday, simple blessings that we often take for granted.
Maybe I can continue to spend time adding to my  list of 10,000 gifts that I am thankful for.

Enjoy looking at His creative designs in flowers.
The Purple Amaryllis by CanadianGothStalker    
Camellia Flower Soft Close Up Bud
Look at the delicate layers of tiny pink hearts.
White Carnation
What a  delicate yet fragrant flower. My Pa use to get my sister and me white carnations on special occasions. When I grew older and started dating, if a fella bought me a carnation, I was hooked.
White and purple African Daisy
Eglantine? Did you know there was a flower with that name?
Again, look at the delicate heart shaped petals.
Look at these! They look like hummingbirds, drinking from the flowers.
Again, notice the heart shaped petals... with a twist.
Mauve Geranium Flowers
Uhmmmmmm .... do you see what I see?
Hyacinth 'Delft Blue'
Yep, I see them, too. :-)
This one looks like fireworks exploded.
Even this jonquil wants to bend its' petals into a heart shape.
Okay, this heart shaped petal thing is getting weird. :-)
Birds-foot trefoil blossom
Violet Flower
Wisteria Flower 
Zinnia Flower
I don't know about you but I sure did see a LOT of heart shaped petals in these flowers.
Bleeding Heart Flowers
 Thank You, Lord for putting Your signature of Love on even the smallest things like flowers.