As the delphiniums bloom each year I marvel at their brilliance and beauty. This year is no exception yet I noticed something far more beautiful than in years past. My parents have purple, blue and white and have just learned there are red delphiniums too (so you know they are on a hunt). While I wait in anticipation for the patriotic blossoming next year I will continue to enjoy the beauty of this year.
Walking towards my van to return home the other day I noticed something new about these beautiful flowers. I stopped in my tracks and changed the direction of my walk so I could take a closer look. With the iridescence of dusk glowing the purple flower seemed to be a mixture of color. As I got closer, my breath was taken for a moment as I absorbed this new beauty. I called through the window to my Mom while grabbing my camera off the front seat. Mom had recently noticed this too.
In the bright sunlight, the pungent purple, bold blue and witness of white present themselves with a strength and beauty rare to a flower. Yet at dusk when the sun enters a slumber until morning, instead of resting their colors ~ they are only enhanced.
Imagine if this same principle was true of all believers. When the darkness of life seems to be taking over our spirit and hope ~ what if we shined a rare and unseen beauty to those around us? What if we continue to radiate hope with a new twist? What if we view the darkness as a temporary state, knowing the Son will rise again in the morning? What if we applied the marvels of the delphinium to our life…everyone would see Jesus in our lives, especially when times seemed to be darkening.
Psalm 27:1, 13 – 14 “The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
Yesterday's Writing Accomplishment: Met with professor, working on more revisions to chapter 10 based on his 1:1 critique; have printed all blogs from July 12, 2010 – June 30, 2011 and filed them in case I need them down the road; have 19 blog drafts in the works; downloaded photos – worked on cropping and touching them up for future blogs
Today's Writing Goal: Finish next revision of chapter 10 and start practice read aloud for my July 12th public reading at the Rivers End Bookstore at 6:30 p.m. with my wonderful class of writers
Tomorrow's Writing Goal: Chapter 11, practice read aloud, work on blog drafts
Prayer Request: Continue to pray for the agent and publisher God has for this book. Join me in praying for those who will read my book when it is published, that they would see God's hand and working in my life and find healing in his Again, thank you all for following my blog and for your prayers. Your emails, posts, and notes of encouragement and prayers lift me up on a daily basis.
Lisa M Buske
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