hope your nest is warm and cozy today . . .
Today was such a gorgeous day, it would have been a crime to stay indoors. So I went exploring around the lake, drove the country roads, and soaked up the sunshine. Along the way, I spied hundreds of birds hanging out in the trees, some on the lookout for fish, and many swimming along with their bird friends.
I am like a bird that has been set free . . .
Last Friday I passed the half-century mark in age and entered into the year of (gulp) “51”. My mind wanted to knock me down and shove it in my face; but my heart has been made too rich by friends and family to let that happen. So, we celebrated! Cards, flowers, candy, and gifts are so appreciated; and the love and grace that has been poured out so generously to me is amazing in its scope . . . thank you!
I also purchased a new camera this weekend and I am having so much fun exploring all its features. I spent one day shooting “macro”, and today I have been “zooming” . . . on this post, I share the close-up shots of roses I received from a dear friend for my birthday. She said they reminded her of all the children that we serve . . . we want to see the diversity and the beauty in each one . . .
He gives me beauty for ashes; joy instead of mourning . . .
On our recent road trip to New Orleans, I snapped several pictures as we made our way by car through some very narrow dark streets. My vantage point was not one that looked down into the darkness, but one that chose to look upward . . . to the light, to the open skies, to the heavens.
Look up . . . see a different perspective.
“Unto You do I lift up my eyes, You Who are enthroned in heaven.”