We are pleased to have Miss Rachel H. as our guest photographer!
Taken with: Nikon D70
“O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth. Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the Lord: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.”
Taken with: Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Lens: Kit 18-55 mm
It is always a joy to discover a new herb or “weed” on our property that has such great uses, and continually reminds me of how the Lord provides for us in the most unlikely ways.
This little plant: Lamium Purpureum, grows abundantly (some might say a bit too abundantly) on our property is part of the mint family, and a wonderful source of iron, fiber, and vitamins, and makes a great addition to salad!
What a special gift from the Lord!
I plan on making a green smoothie with some very soon, and dry some for tea!
PS. The reason for the name “deadnettle” is due to it’s counterpart, called the “stinging nettle” which when in contact with skin, can cause irritation when picked, whereas the purple deadnettle is wonderful to harvest as it has no stinging/irritating effects. :)
“The Christian should be like those lovely spring flowers which, when the sun is shining, open their golden cups, as if saying, “Fill us with thy beams!” but when the sun is hidden behind a cloud, they close their cups and droop their heads. So should the Christian feel the sweet influence of Jesus; Jesus must be his sun, and he must be the flower which yields itself to the Sun of Righteousness.”
*Note* Critique wanted; Which do you like best, the color or the B&W?
The signs of spring are starting to show themselves in wonderful ways!
The birds are starting to come in many numbers, and these beautiful daffodils are starting to sprout up by our mail box!
“Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great Name we praise.
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.
Great Father of Glory, pure Father of Light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render; O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendor of light hideth thee!”
Photo taken with: Canon EOS Rebel SXi
Lens: Kit 18-55mm
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon 40mm EF f/2.8 STM Lens
ISO 200 | 40mm | f/2.8 | 1/8 sec
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.”
1 Chronicles 29:11