Ephesians 3:16-18

I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your
hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is (Ephesians 3:16-18).

Monday, March 26, 2012

Surprising Myself

The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever” (Isaiah 40:7-8). 

Today my husband, mother-in-law, and I landscaped the yard.  I usually strongly dislike anything that deals with wet dirt and the possibility of spiders, bugs, snakes/reptiles, etc.   I was surprised at how much I enjoyed planting.  There is something about being in nature that touches the soul.  I still do not love the spiders, bugs, or reptiles, especially the possibilities of snakes, but I do love the way our house has been transformed and I love admiring all of God's beautiful work.

Before 


After



I do believe it will be wonderful to watch all of these beautiful plants grow.  I only screamed twice while we were planting.  Once because I saw something I believed was a spider (it wasn't) and once because I saw a salamander.  I am such a chicken! I do want to take time to admire all of God's work.  In all the busyness of planting I admit I forgot to thank our Heavenly Father for all His blessings. I have since thanked Him, but I do hope I will begin to thank God for each moment as they occur.  What a Mighty God!  I am extremely thankful today for a Savior and forgiveness. 

Psalm 32

Of David. A maskil.

 1 Blessed is the one
   whose transgressions are forgiven,
   whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the one
   whose sin the LORD does not count against them
   and in whose spirit is no deceit.
 3 When I kept silent,
   my bones wasted away
   through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night
   your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
   as in the heat of summer.[b]
 5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you
   and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
   my transgressions to the LORD.”
And you forgave
   the guilt of my sin.
 6 Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
   while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters
   will not reach them.
7 You are my hiding place;
   you will protect me from trouble
   and surround me with songs of deliverance.
 8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
   I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
9 Do not be like the horse or the mule,
   which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
   or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
   but the LORD’s unfailing love
   surrounds the one who trusts in him.
 11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;
   sing, all you who are upright in heart!






3 comments:

Megan said...

Ahhh, Casey it looks amazing!!! I can't wait to see it as it grows. I may need your advice on what to plant when we move this summer!!

The Poole Family said...

I am sooo proud of you!!!! It looks so wonderful!! I can't wait to help you weed it.... And then go in to eat some homegrown blueberries!! :) love you!!

andrea brionne said...

amazing job on the landscaping! it looks beautiful!

enjoy your weekend :)

andrea brionne
www.thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com