Saturday, March 24, 2012

All Things New


It's just a a patch of bluebonnets that I captured on my run, but you see, for me to stop on a run to take a picture, well, that's pretty much unheard of...

But you see, these bluebonnets, we didn't get to see them last year, except for maybe a straggly one or two.  Because we had been in one of the worst droughts in Texas history.

These bluebonnets are stop-worthy, though, even on a run, because they are proof that
God provides
and that
He makes all things new
in His time.


Misty Edwards singing My Soul Longs for You

Lyrics:
My soul longs for You my soul longs for you
Nothin' else will do nothin' else will do
My soul longs for You 
my soul longs for you
Nothin' else will do nothin' else will do...
I believe You will come like the rain...You'll come like the rain
So let it rain let it rain let it rain let it rain...
Hallelujah Halleljujah You'll make all things new

Linking with Deidra for the first time at Jumping Tandem and Laura for Playdates.

28 comments :

  1. Jen:

    I saw a few bluebonnets near my home this week and I am so grateful for them and for the rain He has been sending our way.

    Many blessings,
    Joan

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    1. Oh, I love how all us Texans can relate to the beauty of the wildflowers, especially the bluebonnets.

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  2. He does make things new...and many times He uses rain to do so! Here's to His raining grace on you

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  3. so....you had your camera with you while you ran? or phone? beautiful photo, beautiful post.

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    1. oh, with my phone. I use the RunKeeper App to track my runs.

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  4. Oh, I miss the Bluebonnets. I was born and raised in different parts of Texas. I also miss BlueBell ice cream, the BBQ, Cardinals and southern hospitality. I love your picture and yes, I am SO glad makes all things new...that we enter into that newness when we accept Jesus into our hearts. Hope the rest of your weekend is blessed, sweet blog friend!

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    1. Oh, Blue Bell. Yes. I've given up dessert for Lent. but soon I will be able to appreciate this again soon!

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  5. Yes, what a beautiful thing. I am so happy to see green in a picture from Texas! Isn't it amazing how the little things become so big when we lose them for a time?

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    1. Yes, Tereasa. Never will I look at wildflowers the same way -- truly a gift.

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  6. Love the song! Hallelujah, indeed! :)

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  7. I saw the thumbnail over at Deidra's and immediately my heart cried out, "Bluebonnets!"

    Oh, I miss Texas....

    Thank you for stopping in your run to share with us. :-)

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  8. Yup, saw them first while driving west on I 20 between Dallas and Abilene last week. We wait expectantly for them every year.

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  9. I posted a photo I took with my phone on a walk today! The first one I ever posted from my phone actually. Can't get over what a good job these little phones do. Beautiful flowers waving to remind you of His faithfulness. Who wouldn't want to stop and take a gander at that?

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  10. The Texas rains have made me smile. So happy the drought is over.

    And...I'm THRILLED that you've linked up to the Sunday Community!

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    1. It's not over, but it is better. Praying for wet summer so that we can truly recover and our lakes to be full again!

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    2. Jen and other Texans--Megan et al--we have family in Wimberley, Austin and Kerrville and visited there last April when things were oh so desperate. All the conversations with cousins since that time have centered on the weather. So--rain is a reason to rejoice, especially when it brings Bluebonnets.

      (I also took a photo on my walk today using my phone-ducks in a 6 inch deep 'pond' which formed from an overflowing underwater spring....TOO much water around here. :-) sigh.)

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  11. The bluebonnets have been feeding my parched soul. I found some Indian paintbrushes on Friday, too!

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    1. Woo hoo, we're practically buried in bluebonnets and have started seeing a few paintbrush, too. You're right, their beauty feeds the soul. So thankful that God makes all things new even after a summer like last year's.

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  12. Indeed, He provides all things new. And that is incredibly refreshing. I love this time of year. I wait with bated anticipation for all of the glorious things He has in stored up. Spring blessings to you, Jen.

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  13. The sight of those bluebonnets makes me smile. Kind of like the pear trees that look like lacy bonnets in our yard ;)
    Love that God is always breathing life, life, and more life!

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  14. So beautiful. And Misty is one of my favorites!

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  15. Beautiful! There's so much that is stop-worthy...if only we'd be willing to slow down.

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  16. I'm writing about all things new today, too. In times of discouragement and doubt, those words bring such comfort.

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  17. Lovely flowers, and must have been there just waiting for you to show up and take their picture and share it with the world. Then they could relax and go to sleep.

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  18. Oh I love the bluebonnets. I'm originally from TX, and I miss them so much this time of year!

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  19. Gorgeous, Jen. Makes me smile...

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