“Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness" Floyd W. Tomkins

What depicts spring and Easter more beautifully than the blossoming of colorful flowers, the growth of fresh green pasture, and the gentleness of humble animals? Each is a visible testament that our Creator has not given up on sharing beauty with us and showing us that new growth continues to occur season after season.

Whether it’s picking a single flower from the roadside or gathering an armful from a flower farm, pulling fresh strawberries from a runner, or maybe cutting the first tall grass of spring and then inhaling the fresh fragrance, or just observing the gentleness of an innocent animal and how little it asks for ~ each can bring a resurgence in our hearts and outlook and remind us that all ‘simple’ beauty is a great blessing. Sometimes enough to move us through another day. Eyes to see, ears to hear, hands to touch, the sense of smell, legs to walk.

“Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself.”

Maya Angelou
“Now if I believe in God's Son and remember that He became man, all creatures will appear a hundred times more beautiful to me than before. Then I will properly appreciate the sun, the moon, the stars, trees, apples, as I reflect that he is Lord over all things. ...God writes the Gospel, not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”

Martin Luther
Reading with the heart is the greatest education

From a mountain girl’s heart


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