Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wind Spinners

These whatchamacallits, which I call whirligigs, have been in front of lots of stores and garden centers this summer. Now it's time to put them on sale. Actually, their real name is Wind Spinners, AND Whirligigs! Which one would you buy?

“The Spirit of God entered David like a rush of wind, God vitally empowering him for the rest of his life.” 
1 Samuel 16

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Brick Sunflowers

On the way to downtown Staunton Virginia, you pass this little brick building. An 18 year old home school graduate, Madeline Maase (?), painted these sunflowers on the plain brick wall. She is now going to Liberty University. I love how she brightened up the city! Now even in the winter, we can have sunflowers!

"If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower.
To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness,
Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds."
 Pam Stewart

Monday, August 13, 2018

When The Mists Have Rolled Away

It rained today, and the mountains had fog as usual. These are the mountains we have to go over to get to the "big city", and in rainy times it can be quite scary to cross them. As we went to the drug store and Goodwill, there were some very pretty sights.

See the Target truck in the distance?

We are on the road where the Target warehouse and the Little Debbie Factory are. Here we are passing the Target warehouse.

Someone else was watching the fog, too. While he was fishing, of course.

We shall come with joy and gladness,
We shall gather round the throne;
Face to face with those that love us,
We shall know as we are known:
And the song of our redemption
Shall resound thro' endless day,
When the shadows have departed,
And the mists have rolled away.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Precious Gems

“I saw Heaven and earth new-created. The City shimmered like a precious gem, light-filled, pulsing light.  The wall was jasper, the color of Glory, and the City was pure gold, translucent as glass. The foundations of the City walls were garnished with every precious gem imaginable: the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.”
Revelation 21
This post is dedicated to the one and only Mad Snapper