May 1, 2018 was the day South Bend Indiana finally got their spring. This area was three weeks late. We started showing evidence of spring a week ago, but snow began covering up the flowers. Once again I am comparing this long wait for spring with my own personal life. I have art and writing goals that have been hidden in the snow and needed to start coming to pass. Those goals began popping out of my long winter, but were once again beat down by the snow. Then on May 1, 2018 I finally started really seeing my goals begin to come to pass. I just hope they continue to grow and flourish like the plants shown here. The last two flower photos were taken in my own yard. I really never realized how beautiful the dandelions are. The other photos were taken at St. Patrick's park in South Bend Indiana.
Before long the trees will have beautiful leaves and the ground will be greener and filled with berry bushes and other plants that grow in the wild.
I realize some of you are still in your winter and others are constantly seeing their goals being beat down by snow and other bad stuff. If you are, I am praying for you as well as for those that are having a perfect day.
The Bible verses shown in this blog are ones even individuals that are having a perfect day can still benefit from. I have used those verses and others to keep me reminded in those dark, cold winter days of my life that spring and summer will be here for me. The Bible verses and my relationship with Father God gave me a peace that passes all understanding and a hope which built up my faith.
Matthew 6:28-30 NIV
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
I am charging my batteries to take photos of my jewelry. So expect my next blog to feature what has been done thus far.