The color of the Flower

But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:47 This Mother’s day Azalea was planted at our friend’s house almost 50 years ago. While it is amazing both in it’s beauty and size, what is also curious is the azalea on the neighbor’s side of the fence. It…

Hidden Treasure

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 Why does Jesus say that God’s message is a hidden mystery? It is all around us like air…

Singing Time

This April in Pennsylvania was the coldest in my memory. A few days the temperatures warmed only to be followed by snow and another cycle of gray skies and frigid nights. That experience sadly also sometimes resembles my relationship with the Lord. While my heart longs for singing the reality is more often colorless and…

Blossoming Hope

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments.  Luke 23:3   For those of you who like me are gardeners you know that Tulips, Daffodils and other tuberous flowers are never planted in the spring. Instead we go out to dig up some corner of…

My Winter Garden

Queen Lily she is resting Underneath her frozen bed While sister Iris covered in snow Shakes her sleepy head The daffodils start snoring While the tulips pray for Spring And Rose patiently puts on her robe of ice Till the robin flies home on May’s wings And the Father of Gardens smiles lovingly down Through…