Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sweet Blessings

Sweet blessings call out to me, even when I forget to slow down and enjoy them.  In the midst of a couple of very trying weeks, God has just flooded our home with His show of love.

My sweet hubby stopped and picked me a bouquet of honeysuckles on our evening walk yesterday.  I added a few carnations from my backyard garden, put them on my breakfast room table and walked in to the sweetest smelling kitchen in the world this morning.  So that's what love smells like! 



We had rocks put around the foundation of our home a couple of weeks ago, but I was so wrapped up in life's little trials (not so little to me at the time), that I didn't really stop to enjoy the rock wrapping process of our home.  After all, we've lived here 26 years, it's just home.


But there was an unexpected, and unplanned message left for me in those rocks. Do you see it?  It was even a surprise to the rock layer when he stepped back to examine his work. 


What's even more wonderful to me is that the cross is in the section of foundation directly under our door.  It just confirms what I already knew but needed to be reminded of.  God watches over our goings and comings. He cares.  He loves me.  He's right there in the middle of my biggest trials, so I don't need to worry.


Luke 6: 47, 48

I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.  He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock.  When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
                                                                                                                                       ~ Jesus

11 comments:

  1. Sweet flower arrangement! You can see the cross really well from farther away. Cool!

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  2. Gorgeous photos!
    We really are all blessed in ways too numerous to count!

    Enjoy your day!!!!!

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

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  3. but we should make a point of counting them each day anyways! right!

    ciao again!

    xo

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  4. Handpicked flower arrangements are more beautiful than anything you can buy in a florists shop. Love that blue jar too. Wishing you abdundan blessings, Tammy

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  5. I love the house! It looks so good with the rock and the porch painted. Good choice :) The design the rocks made are also really neat. It's fun to see how we are reminded every day that God is watching out for us. What a sweet reminder!

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  6. The flower arrangement and the rocks are just beautiful! I love your home!!! Thank God for the Cross!
    God Bless,
    Shirley

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  7. your blog is so clean and pure and a refreshing change from all the ugliness in the world, Sherry. You are a breath of fresh air.

    Thank you!!

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  8. That is so special. I love the cross and your house is really pretty. Once again, I am very worried about you and hope that you escaped the horrible tornadoes of last evening. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Twyla

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  9. Sherry,
    Are you guys OK? Haven't heard from you since the storms. TB

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