“I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud and your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, For I have redeemed you.”
(photo Great Smokey Mountains National Forest/ Julie Cook 2011
When this picture was taken, it had been a dry Spring, unlike this year. These Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, along with the three honey bees seen in the picture, had gathered at a “wet” spot in the woods seeking moisture)
It may be another Monday morning… it may be difficult getting up, it may be difficult going to work or school, it may be difficult making the choices and decisions of this Monday– but always remember to take the time, looking upward, and recalling that “a shout of joy comes in the morning”
Here’s a little jolt of soft color for this Monday afternoon. Breathe deeply..can’t you just smell the unmistakeable scent of a gorgeous fresh rose or two? Enjoy!
Photo: Buchart Gardens- Victoria, British Colombia, Canada/ Julie Cook 2011
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”
I pray that on this Monday you will not be afraid to cast a stone upon the waters before you, helping to create the necessary ripples of change. Change for the positive and betterment of those near to, as well as, far from you. Great power can come in very small packages as was witnessed in the life and actions of this tiny Albanian woman known to us as Mother Teresa. God has given us all gifts, I pray that we, you and I, discover how best to us them.
(painting by Julie Cook)
Even though today is Monday,a new day to a new week…. just remember to keep looking up, the sky is the limit! Today is your day to shine!!
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
(Photo Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II Milan 6/2007)