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Praising God in these hard times pf my own life is both a challenge a giver of hope . Thanks again Joni for reminding me that praise is always possible!

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 blessing and we praise Him

But when dry winds dry out the soil of our garden till it turns hard and barren then a blossom is not a blessing: it becomes God’s miracle!

The Joy of the Lord

These Coreopsis remind me of a school room full of children jumping over each other to get their faces into the photograph. Maybe they are each saying…”Hi Mom! Look at me!”

Maybe flowers are the brushstrokes by which God paints us a picture of His joy…Yellow Daisies with signature

Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon  Isaiah 35:2