Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Quiet Joys

This is my story; this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long . . . 
~Fanny Crosby

The Summer is already ripening toward August and I thought that I would share some pictures with you of the quiet joys and scenes from our lives here over the past few weeks. . . :-) These are some of the things that have brought happiness to my heart or just some happenings here . . . there is joy in knowing His presence in the quietness in a very precious way --

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him
He also will hear their cry and save them.
Psalm 145:18-19 NKJV

Zinnias from the garden . . . their bright faces gladden my heart . . . 

The strong, steadfast beauty of the sunflower, lifting its great face toward the sky . . . my sister planted these all around her tiny house last year and she inspired me! :-)

Corn and the other vegetables ripening remind me of His faithfulness to provide for mankind . . . 

My daughter eats these little cherry tomatoes as fast as they ripen! :-) I have to beat her to them! ;-)

She will eat these too as soon as they ripen; she loves to bite into them like apples .. . :-)

. . . then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Leviticus 26:4 NKJV

The cone flowers delight me and remind me of my Mom's beautiful perennial garden back in RI . . . she placed a love for the beauty and preciousness of flowers in my soul . . . 

The grass withers, the flower fades,
But the word of our God stands forever.
Isaiah 40:8 NKJV

These little ground squirrels love to eat underneath our bird feeder--the ones below are part of a litter of baby ground squirrels . . . 

But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
And the fish of the sea will explain to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?
Job 12:7-10 NKJV

I love Autumn; it is one of my favorite times of year, so in anticipation we planted a lot of pumpkins :-). Now if only the resident groundhogs don't eat them all . . . ;-) 

My Mom planted a cherry tree for the birds . . . unfortunately a raccoon also likes it and the fruit is just too tempting for him ;-). He broke the trunk twice now--we are trying to protect it with this fence . . . 

Last year, there was a soybean field across the street from us; this year it is corn. Truly, all of creation points to a merciful Savior . . . may He give us eyes to see it . . . 

Have a blessed week, dear friends! 

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  1. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures, thoughts and verses, Rebekah! They brought me joy too. :-)

  2. It's so important to take a minute stop, breathe and realize the beauty and blessings around us. Excellent post!

  3. What beautiful photos! A wonderful reminder to slow the pace and enjoy this season!

  4. I to find beauty in the things God has created. I find it just amazing as to the design of how fast squash develops. Just to think he gave it to us. God is so amazing and thoughtful.

  5. Hi Bekki! Ohh! I just soak up these posts of yours which tell of the beautiful boundaries the Lord has established you and your family in!! I LOVE it all! I look forward to the day when Michael and I come out to visit and see it all first hand! :-)

    I know I've read that verse from Job before, but I kept re-reading it here in this post! It is sooo true! And I've been experiencing it first hand during my summer break and enjoying God's creation and creatures, especially from my screened in porch.

    I miss you so much Bekki, but I truly rejoice to see how much the Lord has blessed you and your family!

  6. These pictures are great! :) These are the types of moments that just fill me with joy. I really loved seeing these today. Thank you for sharing. I hope your family is well. :) I don't make the rounds as often as I'd like, but I do think of my blogging friends often.