Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thinking and Reflecting

Boy, oh boy, has it been HOT outside this past week!  Today is the official first day of spring but it feels more like the middle of July.

Hubby and I went for a nice little drive after church on Sunday, just enjoying the afternoon together.  Everything is so pretty this time of the year.  The trees and flowers are blooming so beautifully!  God has brought the earth to life one more time.  He is good.
And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. (Psalm 72:19)

I started reading The Hunger Games series this week.  Wow!  I am surprised by how good the first book was.  I'm over halfway through the second book (Catching Fire) and it's just as good as the first book was.  Definitely a recommended read.  Hubby is even enjoying them, too!


And now, we must insert some photos because after all, what kind of blog post would this be without pictures?


This photo is so serene.  When I look at it, I see just a small portion of how big God really is.
For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. (Psalm 50:10)
Cherry trees are in full bloom in the Bluegrass state.  Beautiful, aren't they?

The dogwood tree is one of my favorite trees.  This bloom is still green, but it's beautiful, just the same.  When I see it, I am always reminded of the story about the legend of the Dogwood tree.  If you've never read it, you can do so here.  The flower in the shape of a cross is a reminder of the sacrifice Christ made for us.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
And here's a picture of Hubby, just because I love him.  And because he's so cute!

Isn't God good, y'all?  He's blessed me so much more than I deserve.  I am so thankful that, even when I mess up, He still loves me and His grace is sufficient.
For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14)
Happy Spring, my friends!


Rachel said...

I haven't read the hunger games but I've heard so many people mention it recently I think I should invest!

Wendy said...

You should definitely check it out. It's an excellent read! :-)

Jennifer said...

Great pictures and post! :) I found your blog via twitter.

I have been waiting for my sister to finish the Hunger Games. Everyone says they are really good!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Gosh, you're reading the Hunger Games too? I seriously need to get my hands on these books before I go CRAZY! Your pictures are great! The cherry tree is so pretty. I love when the trees begin to blossom. My favorite part of the season!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I've turned into a Hunger Games addict. I haven't been so excited about reading in years! Gorgeous pictures, love those cherry blossoms. Love the scripture you shared, too :)

the lovebirds said...

I am so excited that the hunger games weekend is finally here!!! great pictures and cute blog!! xo

Stephanie said...

Dogwood's are my favorite. What a beautiful picture!