roses aren’t always red

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Normally this little ditty ends with something about Love…but roses aren’t always red, and poems don’t always rhyme. Thing is, in spring and summer our garden is usually gloriously alive with roses. That’s the wonderful thing about having a gardener with a green thumb, who loves you beyond reason…always having […]

inspiration

Second Chances Some days it’s just one thing on top of another. I upgraded to a new “smart” phone, but the people who shipped it aren’t all that “smart” because they neglected to insert a SIM card. They apologized and promised to send a card. It won’t be here until Tuesday. We’ve been without water […]

understand the plan

The appearance and plan of God’s Temple “And you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple and its appearance and plan…”._Ezekiel 43:10 (RSV) “This is the law of the temple: The whole area surrounding the mountaintop is most holy. Behold, this is the law of the temple”. _ Ezekiel 43:12-14 (NKJV) […]

a message for Christians

Admired evangelist Billy Graham is now 98-years-old and he has an important message to deliver to all of humankind before he passes away. It’s a message that everyone should heed, especially nowadays. Billy Graham wants people to know that the devil is real. The devil is the root of all evil and he is everywhere […]

what now?

“For I will be merciful and gracious toward their wickedness, And I will remember their sins no more.” _Hebrews 8:12 (AMP) Lay all of your challenges and failures at Jesus’ feet. He is not going to be mad at you. He’s the only one who can set you free from your fears, guilt, and addictions, […]

spring was a nice day

The weatherman was right! Spring was a nice day—today is cold and rainy. It’s a good thing yesterday was sunny and bright. Otherwise my walk with the camera would have been altogether too late. Rain, and the possibility of hail !!O NO !!, will shatter the wisteria blossoms without a doubt. O well…most of this […]

Hello Spring!

Took a walk along the creek, with the camera, this morning before the sun rose so far overhead that colors and shadows were lost. I was looking for beauty in the decaying world that surrounds Contentment Cottage—looking for God’s hand in the natural flora and fauna that remains, even in the midst of disrepair and […]