Good Wednesday evening everyone…and a big welcome tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! It’s so good to be with you tonight…and most of all, it’s good to know what day this is…lol. One thing I can say for sure…I am seeing today, much more clearer than I did yesterday and that must be because I was able to get away from the office and do a little grocery shopping. You know…its pretty bad, when it takes a trip to the grocery store, to clear up the mind…lol.
Actually, I can say that today was a smooth sailing day. When I got up this morning, I really didn’t know how today was going to go; since I was tossing to and fro last night…trying to get comfortable, with my old friend “pain;” but the day actually turned out to be a very nice day!
As I began my day…like I said, everything seemed to fall into place and my husband and I had two of the best taxi drivers…to take us to the grocery store and back, which was a blessing in itself.
Once we got home from doing the shopping, I decided to take the rest of the day and catch up on a couple of things around the house…since I only had a few hours left in the afternoon. One thing, I have wanted to do…for quite some time now…was to work on some things, on the front porch. I have a big evergreen wreath on the front door that I interchange, from season to season…so today; it was time to decorate it for summer. In the center hole of the wreath, I decided to put a little bunny doll, with a watering can in her hand and then I scattered flowers all around her…within the wreath. Everything was done in one of my favorite colors, which is red and then I added some white and yellow flowers to go with them.
While I was working on the wreath, I noticed that my Peony flowers were starting to open, which is one of my favorite flowers. To me…these flowers remind me of an oversized carnation…with a beautiful scent; so…of course, I had to bring a few of those into the office, when I finished working on the porch.
As I’ve been sitting here this evening…enjoying the flowers on my window shelf; I’ve been thinking on how we truly take God for granted. In other words…who else, could have designed a flower bud; that would open up into so many beautiful layers of flower? And who else could design this flower, in a way that would allow the flower, to open each layer of petals…just at the right time; so its beauty could truly be seen, in a magnificent way?
You know…I was just thinking; that if we could slow down a little bit “and take time to smell the roses,” as that old saying goes; then just maybe, we would see life differently…and in a way that could truly connect us to God’s powerful presence.
I remember a time…quite a few years ago, when my husband and I used to walk the dogs, in this beautiful field. The trail would take us through some pine trees and then into the field…and then back into the pines. I don’t know why; but when I would walk there, with my husband and dogs, I would see everything so different. In fact…one day, as I walked past a young pine tree, I began to think to myself; that the handprint of God was on this tree, as He was the One who created it…so I reached out and touched the long pine needles…thinking that I was also touching the handprint…of a God, who had at one time designed that beautiful tree.
I truly believe that when we can see God in creation; then we will also begin to look for Him in other ways. When we can take the time to experience a powerful God, in the simple things of life; then this will also give us hope…knowing that this same God…who made everything, in its own intricate way; can also do even more, within our own lives.
Well…this has been a great day…and also some great moments with you tonight! I hope that you have enjoyed our visit…just as much as I have! As we close our time together this evening, I pray that you will have a great night…surrounded by the presence, of a great and loving God. Take care…have a nice Thursday and I will hope to be with you again tomorrow evening, as I share more thoughts from the day, along with the goodness of a great, loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
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