Considering all the climbing up ladders, trestling & using power tools lately this really was the strangest of events.
way to descend.
In that moment, if his leg had broken, a tendon pulled etc our Christmas time could have been dramatically reshaped..but it wasn't & he is "still in one piece"..phew, very grateful on that one!! A miracle considering..!
Often, butterflies turn up for me just when I need them, as a kind of sweet reassurance that all will be well & that He is near.
My dear friend Cheryl gave this to us for our anniversary..perfect.
Mind you, Jesus seemed to have a bit of a problem this week himself. In the end, I just came out & asked him what the issue was. "It's these jolly beads, they keep scratching across my head".. "ah, that's easily fixed, said I..sorry!"
"Hope makes wiser hearts & a buoyancy of spirit"
It's quite easy in the busy rushing of the season to find your spirits flagging just a little & before you know it you're missing the simple things..the things that really matter. I made myself stop & take a photo of this glorious site on my way the other day. An entire field & down the driveway bordered with hollyhocks. Someone planted these with a hope & a vision for a little bit of glory right here & now..what a delight!
Last week I noticed all the reddery of Christmas. All around me this week I have observed Christmas white. I have never really seen a guava flower before..they're quite amazing..
Funny how they become the reddest of fruit in the winter.
We have a versatile plant called renga renga lilies that will grow in almost any position & are especially useful for dry or shady spots, even under trees. They have such pretty white flowers through November & almost on till Christmas.
I like the Christmas white.. hints of purity. A gentle & beautiful reminder to keep things simple, to keep practicing kindness..everyday, towards ourselves & others through this special, yet demanding time.
Bless you dear ones.
much kindness &