It seems WAY too early for these blooms...
They are lovely though...
While I was out enjoying taking pictures of the blooms I thought I would snap some pictures of some of my favorite houses that I get to drive by occasionally and enjoy. Lovely...
Oh, and just a last shot of one of my morning friends. Blurry but colorful.
I have been re-reading the "Mark of the Lion" series by Francine Rivers. Without a doubt some of the most gritty, inspiring books I have ever read. I am so moved by the character Hadassah. She puts God first in every aspect of her life. She loves unconditionally and selflessly. She is a little Jewish Christian girl enslaved in Rome after the fall of Jerusalem. This text below is just a bit of conversation between her and John.
John shook his head. "No, Hadassah. Our struggle isn't against flesh and blood, but against the powers of darkness."
"I can't fight Satan, John. My faith isn't strong enough."
"You don't fight him. Resist evil and be strong in the Lord, Hadassah, and in the strength of God's might. He's given you armor for the battle. Truth, His righteousness, the gospel of peace. Faith is your shield, the Word your sword. Pray with perseverance in the Spirit of the Lord.
Then stand firm, that the Lord might go out before you."
"I'll try," she said softly.
John took her hands and held them firmly, his warmth and strength surrounding her. "God does not fail in His good purpose. Trust in Him, and in His time He'll open your mouth and give you the words to speak." He smiled. "You are not alone."
There is just something about these books. Read them. I'm not just talking to women either. All of the MEN in my family have read them. I promise they will bless you!
You will fall further in love with Jesus through the telling of these stories. Wonderful.
Blessings on your week! Amy