Gardens are calling…

We have created little outdoor settings so we could have guest here and there. If you sit here (see photo below) for a drink of bottled water and one sits on the porch in same type mask and gloves they can chat.

There are various settings to enjoy a garden. We tried to make settings 12-20 ft apart for now. Mask and gloves worn. It’s working and the gardens make it worth while to have little gatherings.

Things are going to get better and as we wait we can choose to add a little beauty to God’s earth each day and enjoy nature and friends

While pausing to give thought to God and gardens I was stunned remembering the various uses God designed gardens for?

Can you guess who my guest is? Or, do we need to unmask the mystery for you? 🌸🌺😍🌝

The LORD God created the first garden, Eden which we all most likely know a story or stories related to. After Eden, the Bible mentions numerous gardens and their attributes. In the Song of Solomon 6:11 and Luke 13:19, a garden is referred to as a place of shelter and shade, and also as a place of protection ( Song of Solomon 4:12 ).

Spring 2020 garden thoughts began to create ideas unlike in past Springs. Yet, not understanding the why really but having a knowing God knew so little steps were taken to oblige the urging of the Holy Spirit. Little did we know Covid-19 would cause God to need a gathering place for sharing. We have an “honor ones lost to Covid-19” sitting garden spot. Reading garden spot. Prayer garden and Chat gardens among a few viewing only garden spots.

Do you have a favorite Bible garden story? Home garden? Park Garden? Memorial Garden. A Garden may be calling you as it called a writer to pen these words, “I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses…And he talks with me
And he tells me I am his own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known”

Meet Polly

I’m colors and symbol for a Night Light

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.—Psalm 145:18 (NRSV)

Lady Landlady purchased me at a little shoppe in Edenton NC some years ago. I had two ears. I was often stored away until the dawning of a new Easter eve. Then with great joy I was hung over a wall plug night night in her kitchen. She would often remark on my cuteness.

Then 2020 came around and coronavirus and Easter was side lined in its traditional way. But, I was not forgotten and I was invited to bring my glowing light to a dark worldwide spot.

The mystery begins here. Where is my ear? It’s yet to be found. I still hang with delight as a one ear bunny. I still give color to the night light. I’m told right outside the kitchen window we have a friend, Dolly our one ear bunny. I’m not going to be packed away yet for next year’s Easter. Lady Landlord wants help with why two one ear Rabbits have appeared. A mystery in the midst of fight or flight for help to heal our land. Wisdom to direct healers to the Light. Will you help?

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.—Psalm 145:18 (NRSV)

One Ear Bunny

My name is Dolly! I’m a Bunny! I’m a one ear bunny! And a little short when it comes to one of my front legs. Yes, a special Rabbit am I.

My name is Dolly

I live in Leesburg, Va and I’m so happy to daily hop around. I have a few favorite windows where I stop for fun. I have made friends with Socrates and Peaches. They bark. They patiently wait by my favorite window for me to appear each morn.

They never seem to notice that I’m a Rabbit missing an ear and front foot too. Their family named me Dolly. I hear them say things like, “Dolly, the one ear bunny.”

The family always seem thrilled to see me. They all stand and stare at me. Not because I’m a little different in my looks but because I’m gentle in my approach.

I wonder, they wonder, we all wonder? I have no way to tell them how I am living, hopping, thriving on three legs not four. How I hear so well with one ear not two.

They seem a little strange also. Socrates and Peaches walk on all fours. They have two ears. But, the tall ones that live and visit there walk on two legs with two ears. Gee, we are all so different in size, color, and language.

Yet, we all love our early mornings and late evenings to meet, greet, chat and smile. We have a few faithful birds that show up as well.

We have all come to a few conclusions. 1) Ecclesiastes 1:8-11 ⁸All things are wearisome, more than one can say. The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. ⁹What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

2) The Christian life is not meaningless. There may be nothing new under the sun, but Jesus promises, some day, to make all things new ( Revelation 21:5).

3) I am a Rabbit I enjoy the benefits of this great yard and I don’t pay rent. Neither do the birds.

My lady landlord told me a story. Rent free for me and the birds were meant to be. She told me another bunny story, there is nothing new under the sun but there are many things hidden yet to be revealed.

The world is in great search for the hidden now. She says it’s a vaccine for Covid 19. She at times talks out loud saying it’s prayer that holds a key for the hidden to be revealed. She believes where a few agree on this one thing we will see the hidden revealed.

As I close for now I have a question? Have you ever wondered why Easter loves a hunt for the new yet to be revealed? How many eggs did you find? Until next time, love Dolly💝

 

Psalms 96 Sing a Blessing

There are times when scripture feels like it was recorded for such a time as this. This Psalm gives us a neatly wrapped gift to prayers and blessings for every nation. And, today with Coronavirus disease beaming it’s headlights in nation after nation, human after human we need a one for all.

1) Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. 2) Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.

3) Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 4) For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. 5) For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 6) Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. 7) Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 8) Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.9) Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. 10) Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.11) Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. 12) Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. 13) Let all creation rejoice before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.

Imagine this, must be important:

“Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. Ascribe to the Lord, all you families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”

Let the trees of the forest sing, let them sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.” 1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:23-31, 33‬ ‭NIV‬‬

A Song produces Faith

A light in the world

Tammy, a nurse reports arriving to work this am at hospital being greeted with a joy light at the entrance. And, she is sharing photos with us. Thank you Tammy! All I could think of was, “This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine?” This is truly a light. Thanks to light beam-ers. We are hoping this will encourage others to create joy beam-ers, a ray of light, whether we are artists, seamstress, singers, writers, cooks and all in between lets show our beam.

Matthew 5:16 NIV “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

 

Entrance to hospital, Edenton, NC

Sing Praises To His Name

This Hymn is embedded in my soul from a very early age. Seems so appropriate for a time such as this. I find myself begging in tears for healing for the Nations. Yet. I only could think of my prayers being, “Oh you Of Little Faith” Matthew 8:26…But, when words from this and other hymns spring forth so does my faith increase a little. Hope you sing along…🎼🎧🎤

“Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! how the heav’nly anthem drowns
All music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.”

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