Wednesday, June 29, 2011

flowers and more

My flower garden did not turn out like the beautiful picture in my head, however I do have some beautiful zinnias that allow me to enjoy freshly cut flowers in the house.  We only planted the seeds; God did the rest. :) I am a sucker for fresh cut flowers...but the free kind...not the expensive ones from the florist.

Also, we had maternity pictures taken last are just a few....

And then a bad thunderstorm came, so there will be more to come later!

We went to the doc yesterday. Everything looks good. Luke weighs 2.5 lbs and Della Rose is trailing close behind at 2.3 lbs.  Norman and I were both 10 lb babies, so I don't think these two are going to have a thing to worry about in the birthweight department. 

So, this week I felt the need to begin a new personal Bible study for myself.   I researched on the internet and also browsed around in the Christian bookstore hoping that something would catch my eye. Nothing.  Instead a still, small voice tugged on my heart saying, "You already have what you need. You have MY WORD...just read it and be still."   I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed getting Norman off to work in the mornings and reading my Bible in a quiet, still house.  I love not feeling handcuffed to some bookstudy that I may not even finish.  Sometimes I think we...maybe I....get so caught up with  the abundance of "resources" that we forget God's word is so precious. I push it to the side and let it collect dust so that I can read/do the newest, most popular "resource".  Please don't misunderstand. I think Bible study guides and resources are great. And I am sure that I will participate in many more in the years to come.  I was just reminded that sometimes all you need is what you already have.  Sometimes less is more.

As for God, his way is perfect; the word fo the Lord is flawless.  He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. --2 Samuel 22:31

For the word of God is living and active.  Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing sould and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
--Hebrews 4:12


  1. I love the scriptures you shared. I can't stand devotional type books or anything like that. I'm not exactly sure why, but I just can't, so I really get loving the simplicity of the bible itself. Your flowers look lovely and so do your family pics. :)

  2. pretty flowers!

    love your maternity pics! you look great!!!

    so often I have gotten so much more from my own personal quiet time and reading His word.

  3. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! I appreciate it!

    And I love your pictures! You are just beautiful!