I love imagery, music, metaphor, poetry, art, nature…all things beautiful. This lovely photo is one I have posted before. It is at the Riparian Preserve near our library. I like to look at the photo and imagine myself walking into this preserve, and encountering Jesus face to face. We would meet here regularly and walk together. I could tell Him all that is in my heart, and listen to Him. We could just walk in peaceful, loving silence.
When I do go walking here, the sounds of the birds are ever-present, and, this being AZ, there are many hummingbirds. One of these days, I will snap some photos of hummingbirds. Of course, I get so fascinated by the trees, paths, and ponds, that I forget to photograph the birds!
This week I have been working on our taxes, compiling spreadsheets, and pulling receipts together. I know, you are jealous and would love to do that this week too! Maybe you ARE! Anyway, when I look at all the expenditures we have been through, it worries me. I try very hard at those times to put our financial future in God’s hands. Worry won’t change the past, and there is only a limited amount of planning available when there are multiple medical situations in our family. As they say~it is what it is~. BUT…
What is available to me is this: the ability to rejoice. The ability to be grateful….the opportunity to increase our faith….so that is what I shall do.
In the peaceful quiet, I walk with God…..of course, in the mornings, that makes me think of my old buddy Cat Stevens….I bet you can think of which song, right? I will embed it here, of course!