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A Million Ways

I think about this all the time, the million ways that God show me he cares for me and loves me. I wish I could explain the way I feel when I walk around the yard. It is almost a holy feeling, the presence of God in all that surrounds me. I think that is why I take pictures, I want to capture it and share it. I wonder if others feel it like I do.

I am sitting in Jason’s garden this morning, watching the hummingbirds feed. They seem to have come to some understanding since yesterday morning. Yesterday they about took my head off a couple times fighting over the “territory”. There are 3, with one very dominate, mouthy one. She normally does not tolerate the others feeding. She chases the male off most of the time, but this morning she seems to be okay with him hanging around. The third one comes and goes briefly, no guess to whether it is male or female. For that matter I am not really sure which is male or female, I just imagine the mouthy one is female. ­čÖé In these birds, that give me so much pleasure, is one of the million ways I feel God’s presence and love.

I see and feel Him in so many things that I experience just in my yard.

Yesterday He sent me a little love in the form of a video from my nephew, it is an amazing tribute to Jason. You can find it here. (Collin did all the vocals in this.)

Yesterday morning I felt like I was sent an other little love note from God, I came out to Jason’s garden and found this little guy. Jason collected frogs. It felt like a little postcard from God, reminding me of the million ways he loves me.

There are so many ways, Chelsey, other family, friends, friends,┬á too many to count . . . millions. One of the big and everyday ways I feel God’s love is the gift of this man. I love him more each day and can not imagine having gone through this last year without him. I thank God everyday for bringing him to me and allowing him to love me.

Not a day goes by that I do not feel God, and the million ways.

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He is in the details

Yesterday, I finally did it, I went on a mini camera date. No further than my yard.

There are so many signs of spring around, but not many of what I considered flowers. I began to look closer and found “flowers” where I had not noticed them before.

The birds serenaded me as I wandered, looking for beauty to capture with my lens.┬á This is what I found –

Weeds. Yes, weeds. I found that weeds have beauty. Doesn’t that speak of a loving Creator? If we look close enough we can see beauty even in the bothersome.

Have you ever noticed the detail in the lowly dandelion? Look closely, see how some of the petals curl at the end?

Even what I call “jumping” weeds, because once they go to seed, as soon as you touch them the seeds jump off the flower and spread every where, even those have beauty.

These little weeds are everywhere in our grass, signs of spring and a Creator that was and is interested in the details. He is interested in the smallest of details.

There are signs of new life every where I look. Promise of future sun, warmer days, the earth renewed.

God is in the details, he shows us he cares in those smallest of details. If he can take the time to beautify weeds, imagine how he cares for us.

So on this Easter morning I can say, He is risen, and know that this risen Savior and Creator cares for the details of me.