Not Looked For

A few months ago, these verses were read at church. They captured my imagination and I have been rolling them around in my head for a while. What awesome things from God do I miss each day because I am not looking for Him?

Isaiah 64v1-5

Isaiah 64:1-5

Oh that you would tear the heavens,
    that you would come down,
    that the mountains might quake at your presence.
As when fire kindles the brushwood,
    and the fire causes the water to boil;
Make your name known to your adversaries,
    that the nations may tremble at your presence!
When you did awesome things which we didn’t look for,
    you came down, and the mountains quaked at your presence.
For from of old men have not heard,
    nor perceived by the ear,
    nor has the eye seen a God besides you,
    who works for him who waits for him.
You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness,
    those who remember you in your ways.
Behold, you were angry, and we sinned.
    We have been in sin for a long time.
    Shall we be saved?


{Springbrook} A Decade

I’ve grown up walking the trails at Springbook Nature Center. It’s always fun to go back through the pictures and see how it has changed over the years.

Sadly, a few years ago, my backup hard drive crashed and I lost 15 years of digital files, and only one only picture of Springbrook was on my computer. I was looking through my pictures earlier this year and realized it had been 10 years since I took that one saved picture!

I waited and waited, and went back to Springbrook exactly 10 years after and took a picture in the same spot to compare.Springbrook 2005-2015

{Springbrook} Forest Magic

Evenings are my favorite time to take a walk through Springbrook Nature Center. The forest comes alive and is like a whole new world.springbrook_path_flowers_elephant_ear_pen_candace_rose Colors are brighter and around every corner a new creature can be found. Anything can happen. The forest is like magic, full of color in a black and white world.springbrook_deer_sepia_evening_walk_candace_rose springbrook_forest_magic_fern_candace_rose


Last year when this tree blossomed in our back yard, the blossoms lasted less than a week and the leaves withered up soon after.


This year we didn’t expect anything. One day the leaves started poking out. The next week buds had formed and soon after we had blossoms all over.

What rejoicing!

cherry_blossom_blue_sky_candace_rose The storms and wind brought down the blossoms quickly this year, but the leaves are still there!cherry_blossom_candace_rose

Happy Fourth of July! I pray you have a blessed and safe celebrations.