Silverwood Promises

Stay on the path that the Lord your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy. Deuteronomy 5:33

Oh, the joys of those who do not
follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
and they prosper in all they do.
Psalm 1:1-3

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.   Matthew 6:25-34

Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79

{Springbrook} Paths

One day while ambling through Springbrook I was reminded how life was like the paths there. Some are straight and narrow, some are relatively smooth walking. Most, though, are uneven and dirty, and can be uncomfortable if you’re not prepared.

And to take it a step further…I believe that as at Springbrook, while you can choose to stay on the easy paths and kinda skate through life, but you will miss out on the growth that comes with the rough paths. There are extra special beautiful things to see and experience if you leave the smooth path – should you choose to look for them.

It’s all a choice. Sometimes one to make every minute but always daily.

Arboretum

Kristin and I had a chance to talk a beautiful walk through the Arboretum in Chaska. It was almost pure heaven for me.

Dalias, daisies, lilies, and snap dragons.

Hues of yellows, oranges, pinks, reds and every color in between. Did you know there were black eyed susan vines?! Such whimsy! There were many spots that reminded me of Psalm 23:

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside the still waters,
He restores my soul.

The garden themes were amazing and some were so calming, like the Japanese garden and the rose garden! These were two of the prettiest roses, Disneyland and Candy Cane Cocktail!

{Springbrook} Uninvited

I needed to to reconnect with the One who knows how to breathe life and love back into depleted and dead places. Jesus doesn’t participate in the rat race. He’s into the slower rhythms of life, like abiding, delighting, and dwelling — all words that require us to trust Him with our place and our pace. Words used to describe us being with Him.

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in your, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15:7 NSAB

Uninvited, Lysa TerKeurst