I couldn't wait for my First Shipment of Heart Strings.
Sold out, so this is the Second Shipment.
It never gets old !
As Scripture states:
God blots out our transgressions. He promises he will not remember our sins. (Isaiah 43:25) - No guilt!
Paul wrote to the church in Rome, there is no condemnation for those in Christ. (Romans 8:1) - No guilt!
When we confess our sins, God is faithful and acts according to his law in cleansing us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) - No guilt!
The heavens and the earth rejoices. All God's creation praises Him.
"let the field exult, and everything in it!
Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy" Psalm 96:12 ESV
Salvation is by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
I can't work hard enough or be good enough to earn the right
to be in Heaven.
Jesus said, "That's alright. I've got this."
Gather pockets of joy every day and praise God.
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Matthew 6:28-29 NIV
Fill Your Pockets With Joy
Fill your pockets with joy so you'll have plenty to take with you wherever you go.
God paints a glorious sunrise. How often do we miss His glory?
I felt God’s blessing when I found this house. More than the interior, I’m first attracted to landscaping. This beautiful tree, in my front yard, attracts a lot of attention every April and May. It reigns over the yard, without concealing the house or other plantings. The year I moved into my new home, I was taken with the beauty of its blooms. Just as the bright green leaves began emerging in the spring, cone shaped clusters of white flowers appeared. As you see in the photograph, this tree is a beautiful showpiece.
Later, in that first year, I was concerned to see the green leaves turn bright reddish purple in the summer. However, with some investigation, I discovered the identity of the tree and learned that this is normal, and part of its attraction.
My tree is a Canada Red Chokecherry. The tree also produces small dark purple fruit. It is loved by the birds and said to be useful in making jams and jelly, although I haven’t tried eating them.
I was glad to read my Canada Red is hardy, good in zones 2 to 6. I’m in zone 5. And it is mature, at about twenty to thirty feet.
Enjoy the spring photos of this gorgeous tree. I'll post another photo when it changes color this summer.
"Praise the Lord from the earth,
you great sea creatures and all deeps,
fire and hail, snow and mist,
stormy wind fulfilling his word!"
Psalm 148:7-8 ESV
Strong wind gusts and heavy rain hit this morning and went on for several hours.
The mundane becomes inspiration.