Manger Scene in a Snow Globe
Snowman(s) and Christmas Tree
A Welcoming Front Door
Before the Holiday Season is over for 2017 I wanted to post a few pictures. We had a very quiet Christmas Eve and Day! It was peaceful and relaxing. Got walks in and hot tub time with music and candles and a slivered moon. It snowed off and on and at one point the sun was shining while big huge flakes were coming down. We reflected on our blessings and prayed for continued blessing on our whole family. We also prayed that our eyes would be open even wider to the many blessings we take for granted. Yeah, we all face hard times but putting God in the middle of each one can only help give hope where there is no hope, and watching for the blessings in the trial gives it purpose for our good!
The following are pictures I have taken recently! I hope you enjoy them.
The Old Homestead
Still able to wear boots, but soon snowshoes will be necessary!
Tall Pointy Pine Tree near my office in McCall
Captured from a window in my office in McCall. A storm is coming over the lake.
Purple, Sparkling Water
Reflected Clouds in River
Frosty Pine Trees on Other Side of the Fence
Mountain Majesty Across the River
As we head into the New Year 2018 I pray that it will be a wonderful year for us all. Peace, joy, patience, goodness…. Hey, I guess I am speaking the Fruit of the Spirit into our lives! Yes and Amen!!!!
I am so glad to take this time to blog today! It’s been a long time! Life gets too busy, hard, fun, full plateish! (how do you like that word?) Anyhow, I read this paragraph out of a book recently and I found it delightful. I am going to post the paragraphs and then some pictures of clouds that I have taken. I hope you enjoy and I hope to write soon!
Fenced in Clouds
Rainy Skies and Raindrop on Windshield
Rays of Sun and Low Lying Clouds
Big Billowing Clouds
What is it about the silhouette of bare. black branches against a gentle winter morning sunrise?
What is it about the glitter-like sparkle of new fallen snow?
What is it about the heart warming feeling of a young child’s arm thrown around your neck and their soft cheek pressing into yours?
What is it about the scent of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, cooling on the table, waiting to be devoured?
What is it about the exquisite beauty of an intricate flower blooming in mid winter in my sun room (more beautiful then any of Solomon’s clothing)?
What is it about the seasons, each one so different and unique in a small mountain town, and the speeding up of their passing as time goes by?
To me, it is all about the wonderful handiwork of our Heavenly Father, who delights in blessing His children with good things!
So then, what are trials, hardships, abuse, deep sadness, and seemingly impossible-to-get-through situations all about?
They are our opportunity to turn to our Heavenly Father, lean into His goodness and blessing and say “I trust you Lord in the good times and bad. You, who are always faithful, are holding me tight and You will get me through this!”
I can tell you – it works!