Friday, June 23, 2017

The Winter Rain and a Weekend Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #227!

We've been having drought and now the winter rain has finally come! Our winter kicked off with a massive storm. I took these photos of the wild guineafowl and peacock wandering through our front garden one rainy day soon after the storm. I'm amazed at how well the birds coped. We even had hail!

You can see in the first two photos how our garden fared after months of water restrictions. Most of the grass is gone and some plants didn't survive. The other photos were taken a couple of years ago when our garden wasn't suffering. I also included one of my poems below.

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From Waste Places to Gardens of Joy

Once I was destitute, a captive of sin,
But then You gave me life and dwelled within.
You took my waste places, You took my tears,
You took my heartaches, and all my fears.

You took that pot, which was made of clay,
You took all of my darkness and made it day.
Then gave me wings, made me into a silver dove
With yellow-gold feathers, covered in Your love.

You gave me rivers and gardens of joy;
Things more precious than some material toy.
You gave me gladness and also thanksgiving
And filled my heart with continual singing.

In light of all this, what can I give back in return?
Worship and obedience from a love that is firm.

Christina A. Morley


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