You know that same scripture says to also pray for one another and you will be healed. I don't know about you, but I grew up, and grew old, with the feeling that you didn't talk about something good that was happening, because you might jinx it........but the HOLY SPIRIT is teaching me to PROCLAIM the good things of GOD. So I want to mention right here and now, since the Bible says that about healing, that I run across people ALL the time that are praying for ME.......imagine ! For me ! And I have noticed something the last few mornings. For months, when I awakened, I would have to do this big, ugly-sounding cough, to clear out the saliva that had seeped into my windpipe while I slept. Well...............the last few mornings, I haven't had to do that......it just wasn't there. SEE ! God is restoring that damaged vocal nerve, day by day. Praise God for HIS goodness, HIS mercy, HIS compassion. With HIS stripes, I AM HEALED !
Now, having said all that, today I want to share my flower garden that God surrounds me with. Another gift, a gift of beauty and peace, and a constant reminder of HIS awesomeness, it brings me daily joy !
|This is my original, first Hibiscus, given to me the year that I bought this place, 2011. A windstorm broke off half of Roses plant, and she gave it to me as a start.|
This is the same bush, maybe a week later, but now there's a traitor in the ranks ! I had seen that a new Hibiscus stalk had sprung up about 9 inches away from the original plant, so, assuming it was growing from the roots of the mother plant, I thought, "hooray, I'll finally have another deep pink plant ! I'll move it to where I want it, since I haven't been able to get any of that color when I plant them from seed.
Well, ........it bloomed today, and would you just look at that ! ? ! Palest pink !
I'd better treasure the mother plant and keep it in good shape, because I don't know how in the world I'll ever have another of that shade ! Actually, the Japanese beetles made a feast of it this year, as always, but it's blooming it's little heart out anyway !
This seems to be my year for Hibiscus. A new plant started blooming over the mailbox, and is a pale to medium pink, as were two plants out at the backyard-edge garden.
|These are morning glories growing in a hanging pot, from my front porch post. On the opposite side of the porch, the basket contains purple ones, but I haven't gotten a really good photo of them.|
|This is the purply pink bloom color. As you can see, they are double blooms.|
|My Crepe Myrtle bushes were labeled 'dwarf', and they are certainly living up to that name.|
|It's a rare thing when I'm able to capture a picture from this rose bush BEFORE the Japanese Beetles ravage the bloom.! This is the original rose bush that was here when I bought the place.|
|Poor baby, bug-ravaged, she's still giving it her all !|
|These are some of the flowers growing around the base of the roses. It varies year by year.|
|These are some type of Wildflower that God has blessed me with in my shade garden near the woods. I don't know the name of them, but I welcome them !|
Be well, and be blessed, and GIVE GOD THE GLORY !