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…

Desert Blooms

The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; Isaiah 35:1 ESV It is a beautiful sight when a rose garden gives off its fragrance and is filled with blossoms of many colors. That is what our lives are like when God has poured out His…

Waiting to Bloom

Wait on the Lord ; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord ! Psalms 27:14 Waiting for God is in some ways like waiting for a flower to bloom. The promise of it’s full beauty is wrapped tightly in a tiny bud. If we pry it…

Prayers of Restoration

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”  John 11:44 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. Mark 7:34-35 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to…

Is it Time to Pray?

In the Old Testament we learn that Daniel prayed three times a day And though we can’t be sure of the exact hours they do correspond to praise a chorus we used to sing, “Jesus-Jesus- Jesus in the morning, Jesus at the noon time. Jesus-Jesus-Jesus when the sun goes down!” That little song neatly sums…