Behold, I am doing a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
If you step outside, you can feel it.
Breathing deep, you inhale fresh clean air. There’s a sense of newness hanging about.
The bluebonnets, our state flower, are in full bloom. The Texas Mountain Laurel’s blooms, with their unique grape scent, have already come and gone. They’ve been replaced by the purple blooms of the Wisteria, which seem to suddenly be on every other street corner. The side of all the roadways are littered with a variety of wildflowers. The grass is vibrant green, the trees are lush with new leaves. Cardinals are twittering about. The sky is bluest blue with sunrises and sunsets each more spectacular than the last. Things that looked dead in the winter are springing back to life.
Hope hangs in the air, filling our souls with a sense of expectancy – anything is possible!
The whole earth cannot help but declare the glory of God with its magnificent display of new blooms.
We can’t get enough of the outdoors this spring. The kids have taken to doing their homework outside, just so they can soak up this gorgeous weather. Sam received a hammock for a belated Christmas present, and if he could, he would remain in it all day. It has quickly become the most sought after place to sit in our home!
People smile more, their steps feel a little lighter.
Forgiveness comes easier. With fresh air filling your lungs,
there’s no room for toxicity, and we exhale the old to make room for the new
How can you hold on to a frown surrounded with all of this new beauty?
Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed,
and get a new heart and a new spirit.
Why will you die, people of Israel?