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Mother’s Day Blessings

This is a repost of last Mother’s Day message. Enjoy!

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This is for all of you Moms out there and for all of us whose Moms have already left this world.

The Lord took my Mom home six years ago but this is how I often remember her:

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When I was growing up, one of the houses we lived in had built-in brick planters that bordered the front porch. Every year Mom would plant bright red geraniums in those planters—just like the ones in this photo. They made the entrance to our home look so pretty! I wish I had a photo of her standing next to those gorgeous geraniums but I guess that doesn’t matter because I’ll always have the memories in my mind and in my heart.

Beloved, whether your Mom is still here with you or dancing in heaven, what memory is your favorite about her?

I love and miss you Mom!

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2014 Update: In Mom’s honor, I decided to continue her geranium tradition. I bought a gorgeous red geranium plant the other day and will be buying more in the next couple of weeks. I can’t wait to see them all in bloom!


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A Bit of Pinkness

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I realized the other day that I haven’t shared any pinkness with you lately, so today’s the day! I love this little Teddy bear with the pretty tulips, but I have an even better tulip image for you.

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Aren’t they gorgeous? When we round the corner from February to March, I always start thinking about tulips. Even though they don’t have an aroma, they are still my favorite flowers. Something about them makes me feel hopeful!

What about you, Beloved? What is your favorite flower?

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Happy Mother’s Day 2013

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This is for all of you Moms out there and for all of us whose Moms have already left this world.

The Lord took my Mom home six years ago but this is how I often remember her:

geraniums-in-a-flower-box-laurel-talabere

When I was growing up, one of the houses we lived in had built-in brick planters that bordered the front porch. Every year Mom would plant bright red geraniums in those planters—just like the ones in this photo. They made the entrance to our home look so pretty! I wish I had a photo of her standing next to those gorgeous geraniums but I guess that doesn’t matter because I’ll always have the memories in my mind and in my heart.

Beloved, whether your Mom is still here with you or dancing in heaven, what memory is your favorite about her?

I love and miss you Mom!

AnnaSmile

Yay for Spring!

Happy first day of Spring!

--Ps116-8

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Tulip Mishmash

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Since it is almost officially Spring, my mind has been on tulips, my favorite flower. And since I am a pink girl, most of these mishmash photos are of pink tulips! A couple of these images are of tulip bouquets I have enjoyed in my own home. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Sweet William

SWEET SATURDAY

Aren’t these gorgeous? On this Sweet Saturday, I’d like to introduce to you Sweet Willliam if you don’t know “him” already.

Sweet William (aka “Dianthus Barbatus”) is a perennial, sweet-smelling flower that is usually planted as an annual. I remember buying these as Dianthus, where I included them in one of my flower beds way back when. They do enjoy some shade so if you live in a particularly hot and sunny climate—like I do in the southwest—plant these babies in areas where there is at least partial shade for a good portion of the day and keep them well watered.

I just thought I’d share this sweet flower with you seeing as it is Sweet Saturday!

Yellow Flower Mishmash

Blue Mishmash

Sing Praise

HAPPY SUNDAY

I absolutely LOVE Karla Dornacher’s artwork and this piece is no exception. In fact, I’d have to say this is one of my favorites of hers. The combination of cheery colors, cute flowers and that sweet little bird just make me smile and want to sing. And I feel happy just looking at it!

So on this Happy Sunday I wanted to share it with you and invite you to visit Karla’s site. You won’t be disappointed—she is one very talented lady!

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High. —Psalm 7:17

Happy Sunday!

Update:

I’ve shared here before that for various reasons—some health related—I make up many of my posts ahead of time and schedule them to publish on specific days. This morning is one of those days when I am so thankful I did so. Here is my Facebook status a little while ago:

I had already made this up last week, apparently because God knew I would need the message this morning. Am awed and humbled…

Awed because even though I am an extremely optimistic and happy person by nature, there are some mornings when I wake up in so much pain that I get discouraged. I know I’m not alone in the extreme pain department, but it does get to me sometimes.

Humbled because God loves me so much that He gave me this message way ahead of time. Not only to share with you but to remind me to be happy regardless of how I feel.

Praying and singing songs of praise here…

 

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray.

Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.

—James 5:13

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