The other day I was thinking about all the lovely flower photos I have pinned on Pinterest and how they cheer and give sunshine to my soul in the midst of a cold and snowy winter. I suddenly realized that the sunshine they receive while they are growing they freely give back when they bloom.
images via Vicki Horton, Moonlight Rainbow, and hepsylone
I was awed by their giving, which brought to mind this verse from the Beatitudes,
"Give, and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you again."
As I pondered this verse and the example of the flowers which give so freely, I stopped to examine my own life and asked myself and God, "How can I give more freely?" Not to get back (although the verse does promise that), but because so much has already been given to me.How can I give my life away to God and to others is the question I am challenging myself with today.
images viaVictoria Station, Au pays des merveilles, and flickr
I hope that these beautiful flower photos so beautifully given via Pinterest bring sunshine to your soul on this snowy February Sunday morning.
I'm a mother of one "just-out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and five chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.