Look (and listen) to the birds…

With Spring comes varied sounds…the twitter, chirp, tweet, trill and songs of birds, among the busyness of life. Who does not love listening to the singing of cardinals and the chirping of robins! With Spring also comes the sound of motorbikes that have hibernated in garages all winter and are now speeding down highways and motorways. I have captured a fusion of these sounds below.


Matthew 6:26 - Look at the birds in the sky, they do not reap nor gather into the barns, and trust that the Father will provide.

Periwinkle

A rare treat, a Robin’s nest

New life…

Even the flimsiest of trees and plants can withstand a harsh winter. I have learnt a lot from them – that one can be battered and bruised in one season of your life and stand up strong and flourish in another season. While some die in winter, others are resistant and survive.



2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.


This is the day…

Despite the circumstances, despite the uncertainty of today, we have one constant. Let’s enjoy our family, our children, our loved ones and the things around us while we can. Each of us have a lot to be thankful for. Let us count our blessings.

Beautiful Foote Lake, Ontario

Psalm 118:24 - This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. 




Maltese-cross flower from my garden

Spring is here…

Spring officially begins today in the northern hemisphere, March 20th, and what better way to celebrate its arrival than a hike and walk in 12 degree centigrade temperature. A fair enough temperature to shed my winter jacket and replace it with my North Face outdoor sweater. It is just too warm and beautiful to remain indoors. To new beginnings of the season – birds chirping, new buds, new leaves, new flowers.

Isaiah 61:11
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness
    and praise spring up before all nations.




His Mercies are new every morning…

I love the unfolding of a new day, the beginning of light, the quietness of an early morning, the twittering of awakening birds, the hum of traffic and my thoughts that flow naturally.

It is easy to see the work of the Lord at dawn, to hear his word and to listen to Him.





Lamentations 3:22-23
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.