February

 

“Before them the land is like the garden of Eden.” Joel 2:3b, NIV

“For the LORD will comfort Zion [in her captivity]; He will comfort all her ruins. And He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and the voice of a melody.”

Isaiah 51:3 AMP

Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights

“All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, MSG

Fall Flowers

“Here is a standing reason for thanksgiving. Although we may not always be healthy, nor always prosperous, yet God is always good, and, therefore, there is always a sufficient argument for giving thanks unto Jehovah. That he is a good God essentially, that he cannot be otherwise than good, should be a fountain out of which the richest praises should perpetually flow.” Charles Spurgeon

This Gift

“This job has been given to me to do. Therefore, it is a gift. Therefore, it is a privilege. Therefore, it is an offering I make to God. Therefore it is to be done gladly, it is to be done for Him. Here, not somewhere else I may learn God’s way. In this job, not some other, God looks for faithfulness.” Elizabeth Elliot

More Butterflies

There’s no promise You won’t keep
There’s no distance You won’t reach
There’s no season in between,
Your love is evergreen

‘Cause You don’t give and take away
And You don’t play the games we play
You’re not waiting for the spring,
Your love is evergreen
Your love is evergreen

“Evergreen” song by Amanda Cook

Hydrangeas

“Is it raining little flower? Be glad of rain. Too much sun would wither one. It will shine again. The clouds are dark, it’s true, but just behind them shines like blue. Are you weary, tender heart? Be glad of pain. In sorrow, sweetest virtues grow. As flowers in rain. God watches, and you will have sun. When clouds, their perfect work have done.” Lucy Larcom