Forsythia and Sky_ Photo by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
I continue thinking about the happiness I find wherever I happened to be in this world.
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” — Gary Snyder
A Day at River Road Studio
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Pause today to think about what we have right where we are in America.
Right in my little Village of Wurtemburg in western PA. This village was established in the 1700s by my ancestors from Germany. They came here because they were seeking religious freedom, and they brought their skills with them to build a new life here. I’m thankful for them – they sacrificed everything they had in this world to come to America and to be free.
Last night the moonlight was so bright that I felt like we had left the light on in the house. I checked the bathroom, for it seemed like there was a light that was left on. But, no. It was lighted by the moon.
Forsythia Blooming. Photo by Lynda McKinney Lambert
I am thank ful today for the Forsythia is blooming! I’ve been watching it turning from bare branches to buds, and now, to blooming yellow flowers. It s an intense yellow. It seems like the blossoms are lighted from inside. All of Heaven seems to be reflected in a tiny flower – carefully arranged on a single branch. Each is breathtaking.
How could I fail to be joyous when I walked outside to see the Forsythia along River Road opening up beneath the clear blue sky?
Photo by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
This morning is looking so beautiful in the early grey light with a bird singing to greet the new day.
This is mating season, and there is so much activity going on outside each day. My neighbor told me about the wrens who returned to her back porch. They are building their nest – all day long.
I think of the song, “This is my Father’s World.” I hear the melody playing in my mind as I write this message. I say, “Yes! This IS my FATHERS World.” I will rejoice and be GLAD in it today.
celebrating Thankful Tuesday Today, for Easter and the Good News of God’s love, and the upcoming Easter celebration. Every day is Passover Day in the Kingdom.
At this moment, God is raising up heroes in our land. This is nothing new but a continuation of HIS plan for us throughout our shared American history.
We have faced enemies that wanted to keep us locked down, separated, isolated, and without rights to have private personal businesses. We have encountered powerful far-reaching kingdoms and individuals who worked to destroy America.
We have historically been a target of lies from abroad and from misguided people within.
It’s in our DNA to face them and to fight for our liberty and freedom –
so, I consider these things on this bright, Thankful Tuesday morning. Americans will not walk in fear of any enemy – we fear only God. We know that our well-being comes from our Father and not from our government.
Have a Thankful Tuesday, right where you are.
I am thankful for who we are in the Kingdom of God.
Thankful Tuesday – Life in the Kingdom. Forsythia Bouquet.