My husband Jeff Whetstine is the eternal optimist.
me and Jeff
Consider the three reasons he gave for his selection:
1. We planted those seeds.
2. They were among the few living things we found to thrive in the harsh, arid conditions of Wichita.
3. They were beautiful.
Yes, they were. And we were there to see them. Hope does a lot more than float.
Jeff’s Reader’s Choice is:
click to read Hope Blooms
This post concludes our Reader’s Choice 2012 series. I hope you enjoyed meeting the readers and revisiting their selections as much as I did. Special thanks to everyone who participated. On to 2013!
What’s this growing in my backyard?
Sea creature. Filigree.
Yesterday it bloomed. Look closely.
Now tell me there is no Creator. Are you sure? Look again.
Now tell me there is no God.
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.
The world and all its people belong to Him. Psalm 24:1 NLT
Thank you, thank you, that after the long night, You are Sunrise…
Where do you see God working in the smallest details of your life?
robin’s egg blue
“Look, but don’t touch,” we said when our son found a nest of robin’s eggs in the low branches of the holly tree.
We watched their lives unfold.
The transcendent blue of the eggs. The way they huddled together after they hatched like a pulsing, pink heart.
Four fuzzy heads. Four pointed beaks trimmed in yellow. Eyes and mouths, open and hungry.
“I’ll give them a worm,” said our son.
“No. Don’t put anything in the nest.”
What more could we add to this? What could we bring to them?
Two weeks of growing feathers and flight and they were gone. That fast. Breathtaking gift of spring.
Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom. Psalm 90:12 NLT
Love Song for a Savior, Jars of Clay.
What blessings are you most thankful for today?