I love the juxtaposition of the graphic black & white against the wild and lushness of the tropics. Counting down the days until I see a palm tree again. I’m dreaming in black & white & sunshine.
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Is there anything more intoxicating that holding an armful of fragrant blooms? I love burying my face and letting the scent transport me back to the moments in my childhood when I first experienced the phenomenon. There’s something positively decadent about the experience. It feels too much, too good and just too wonderful to contain.
That moment is what I think of when I read the verse from John listed above. It’s that kind of over the top, too good to believe, abundance that God wants to give us in life. Kind of like burying your face in a fistful of flowers. (Am I the only one who does that?)
I’ve realized though that too often we can settle for a just “good-enough” life. We stop dreaming and opt for ok. “It’s comfortable enough” we tell ourselves. We think “You’re too old, too young, too stuck, too…” and the list of limitations goes on. Before you know it we’re living in a box of our own making. Bordered in by our own lack of imagination and faith. What’s crazy though is sometimes we even have the audacity to look at our lives and blame God for the pieces we feel are missing.
How far from the truth that is! His very goal is for us to live the life of our dreams and then some. He dreams bigger dreams for our lives that we can even imagine. He is a God of abundance.
So as we prepare for Spring and watch the world to burst into bloom, my prayer is that each blossom reminds you of the over-the-top, abundant life that God dreams of for you!
Don’t settle for a solitary dandelion* when there are armfuls of peonies in your future!
*I’m not hating on the dandelions. I think they’re just dandy.
I’m still holding on to the warmth of the beach. If I close my eyes and hold my blowdryer up to my face I can still imagine Miami. Unfortunately, I eventually have to open my eyes and realize that there’s snow on the ground. Oh well, today’s inspiration is my attempt to hold onto the warmth of the beach and the vibrance of life in Miami for as long as possible. Join me won’t you?
I love this soft color palette. Who says peach has to be springy. I love it coupled with the cool black & white and gray tones. It’s very peaceful. Life is just peachy!
Silver Bells, it’s Christmas-time in the city. There’s something so enchanting about snowy sidewalks, fancy department store window displays, and the brisk chill as you walk down the street. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!