Monday, August 17, 2009

God's Colorful Creations

I added this winter scene here at the top of my post because I thought it was so beautiful. It reminds me that God changes the seasons of this world, and also the seasons of our lives. Sometimes we are in the dead cold of winter,...yet there is such beauty to be found! Each season has it's beauty and it's blessings. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME!


This bright and cheerful bouquet of flowers makes me feel happy!



This beautiful display of God's handiwork makes me feel worshipful!



This blue butterfly atop this colorful plant makes me feel in awe of my Creator!



The soft hues in this plant makes me think O God's tenderness!



The vivid colors in this unusual plant makes me think of God's uniqueness!



Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8


And while we are thinking on beautiful things,...
I would like to thank my friend Veronica for honoring me with the Honest Scrap Award. She gave it to some of her special blogging friends who she thought write honestly and from their hearts. Hop on over to her colorful blog and read some fun things about her, and click on her friends sites too and read about them. I Love You Veronica!!!



Have a bright and cheerful day,...think of your Creator and worship Him!

I have added a song that I love, to help you sing praises to our Creator. My friend Yvonne sent it to me today and I thought I should share it with you.

All creatures of our God and King,

Lift up your voice and with us sing

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

Thou silver moon with softer gleam!

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!



Thou rushing wind that art so strong,

Ye clouds that sail in heav'n along,

O praise Him! Alleluia!

Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice,

Ye lights of evening, find your voice!

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!



And all ye men of tender heart,

Forgiving others, take your part,

O sing ye! Alleluia!

Ye who long pain and sorrow bear,

Praise God and on Him cast your care!

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!



Let all things their Creator bless,

And worship him in humbleness,

O praise Him! Alleluia!

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,

And praise the Spirit, Three in One!

O praise Him! O praise Him!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!



"All Creatures of Our God and King" by Francis of Assisi

16 comments:

Paula said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!
Paula

Lynnette Kraft said...

That was inspiring! :)
Love you.
Lynnette

Aspiemom said...

Beautiful pictures and thoughts!

Kristin said...

I love bright, beautiful flowers! Wonderful post Linda and Congrats on your award....you deserve it!!

Holly said...

Wow! All those colors are amazing!!!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, those colors are amazing!

Regarding your comment..yes you can use my"no awards" image I have on my sidebar. I just did a google search and found it. I tried to find out who made it but so many people were using it I couldn't tell where it came from.

Valencia said...

awww how beautiful!!!

Veronica said...

Linda,

I know I said I wasn't gonna blog, but I just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the email today!

This post was beautiful and the pictures were just awesome!!!

I am so thankful to have you in my life and so glad to call you my friend and other mom! That was so sweet of you to send people my way!

P.S. I heard from a little birdy that someone's birthday is right around the corner!

Love ya and I will email you again soon!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this. And, thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving kind and thoughtful comments. God bless you, Sharon

American Home said...

You have a gift for inspiring! I loved your post. I will be viewing it again and again. Thank you.
Blessings, Donna

Vera said...

What a lovely way to start my day, thank you!!

~ shi ~ said...

I thought I had joined in following you long ago!....Silly me!...So how did your visit go with Lynnette? Did ya get any good sales?

Thanks for the comment on my pictures...I along with you love the beauty that surrounds us...I want everyone to notice it...It's such a gift from our Savior!

I hope you are having a wonderful day! :)

Kathryn said...

Oh, Linda, these are simply breathtaking! Thank you for sharing!

Sometimes pics like these make me ache inside with a sadness i don't understand. I think it is a longing within me (& each of us who choose to own it) for heaven. Homesickness. As this world is something of a shadow of that to come, just think how vivid it will be!

I also love the pic at the top of your next blog. I've always loved roads with trees like this. There is a road near my Granddad's farm that the branches meet overhead so that it is dark, dark under the canopy.

Hope you're having a lovely week! :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Amazing and beautiful pictures ....and your blog design is one of my favorites.....

What a great post....

Michele said...

What amazingly-beautiful pictures! And your post was so inspiring. (o:

Blessings,
~Michele

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Beautiful...