“As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died.” Galatians 6:14
This morning walking through my glorious garden laden with blooms of various kinds the fragrance of rain and its cross proof was green leaves dripping in dew and a sunflower bloom. The visual thought seemed to incite the inner soul to sing with joy from deep within, “glory in the cross.”
The joy of thinking on the cross as I gasped from the beauty began to awaken God as a ground of being present throughout creation—including in the human soul—each Christian is invited to give birth to Christ within one’s soul. The beauty of the gardens inspired my recognizing the divine presence within me, and in so doing to be “wonderfully united” to God through Christ Jesus and The Cross!
“The entire spectrum of color is always present in the light all around us. Rain doesn’t create rainbows; rain reveals the colors that are already present in the atmosphere. This color spectrum is usually hidden from our sight and only revealed under special conditions. In the same way, we may have moments of insight and revelation that reveal to us—or at least suggest to us—the presence of the Divine that is often hidden but no less real.” Christopher Maricle, “Growing in God”
Hi, My name is Willow, today Lady Landlord allowed me to have show and tell in class. So here we go! Our scripture from Big Book to give us eyes is found in Genesis 9:16. As you can see in my photo I am busy seeing and I have discovered the truth from author, Maricle, which I’v published for you. Hope you are beginning to see the Divine revealed.
One more thing, [After seeing the risen Christ,] “Mary went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord, and this is what he said to me” (John 20:14–18).
Hot Milk Cake1/2 cup butter1 cup milk (see notes)2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 eggs at room temperature2 cups sugar2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon SaltPowdered sugar for dusting, optionalUS Customary – Metric Preheat the oven to 325°F. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position. Grease and flour a 12-cup tube pan or Bundt cake pan.In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in milk and vanilla and continue to heat until small bubbles form around the outside of the pan and the mixture is very hot but not boiling. Reduce heat to low.Meanwhile, in an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine eggs and sugar on medium-high speed for 5 minutes. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.Once the egg and sugar mixture has tripled in volume, slowly add the hot milk mixture, mixing on low speed until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients in two batches, mixing after each addition until just incorporated.Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, checking 5 minutes prior to baking end time. A toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake should come out clean, with a few crumbs attached, but do not over-bake.Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack or serving plate to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
“These are the pleasures that we take in our own lives, our own wakefulness in this world, and in the company of other people and creatures—pleasures innate in the Creation and in our own good work. “ Wendell Berry
After reading and enjoying writings from Mr Berry I felt each thought he shared was an invite to roll back time as I paused on July 4 in 2020 to give memory to the things that I enjoyed while living in freedom of “let freedom ring”🇺🇸Old fashion values in my little village thinking would be kindness and respect for one another. A hand wave, a nod as one passes by, a tip of the hat, excuse me, a soft sorry, a plant clipping shared from our yards, and so many more. Sounds of 🐝🐝🐝🐝🧵🦋🦋🦋🐇🐓all while porch rocking and an old wood swing hanging from the ceiling. A hand shake, your welcome, an old fashion laugh because joy was in the air. A big howdy and how do you do? You are invited to roll back time and toss around some gifts from the marriage of Kindness and Gratitude! 💓 Happy 4Th to you and a picnic basket brimming over with your favorite things in great abundance. A few peeking through of peace, hope, love and joy. Good Day to you🕊
I’v made it to The Daily Lily Class! Lady Landlord allows me to eat and eat and eat! I’m so full of joy! She said that only comes from our class Leader, one named Jesus. And, His friends that I will meet here.
I’v got my first assignment to help me overcome shyness or maybe it’s just fear of that thief. Would you like to memorize my lesson? (See below) And, help me overcome the very thought of that thief. As you can see from my photos I’v been birthed into prosperity. I have bushes to live under, trees to shelter from the hot sun and leaves and blooms to eat and enjoy. Yet, I feel to hide from the thief that destroys. Now my very first lesson said by Jesus.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10
Jeremiah 29:13 (GW)When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, “I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.” Jeremiah 29:14 NLT
Hi, my name is Baby Tina! Dolly is my Mom! (See earlier Blog Dolly) You remember she only has one ear. But, it’s a good ear. She has been on maternity leave. I’v found a favorite food while hopping over to our school chair. My Mom, Dolly, your Bunny Friend, says it’s time for me to greet my school teacher, Lady Landlord.
She has been looking for Dolly, and we are found!
I have to hop very secretive under bush after bush because danger lurks for me as I’m an easy target because I’m Tiny Tina and learning the trails. I now have a spot to nibble goodies and use my bunny ears to learn new things.
It’s raining very gently here and Lady Landlord uses an umbrella with flora print. I just nicely sit under a green leaf and take mental notes. Here is my learning for today. They were spoken by Lady Landlord’s good friend, Jesus. She says, it’s not just words spoken by anyone but words of great power! I think they are worth sharing and leaving with my new friends. Hope to hop back on soon to see how you all are doing.
“For when you see me, you are seeing the one who sent me. I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark.” John 12:45-46 NLT