In one afternoon of winter sunshine, a new hobby is born. Mushroom photography. Quite delightful, really. Fungi are such interesting organisms. Almost as intriguing as Lichen.


Little Glimpse

"Both the wisdom and the strength will always be given, in perfect measure, when the time comes, if we take up quietly and faithfully the duties of today. Let us not make the mistake of directing our energies toward what is not today's business. The best preparation for the future is always the conscientious carrying out of what is given us today."
~Elisabeth Eliot


The largest Fire ever known

The largest Fire ever known
Occurs each Afternoon -
Discovered is without surprise
Proceeds without concern -
Consumes and no report to men
An Occidental Town,
Rebuilt another morning
To be burned down again.

Emily Dickinson c.1864



"Lord, send me anywhere, only go with me; lay any burden on me, only sustain me; and sever every tie but the tie that binds me to Thy service and Thy heart."
-David Livingstone



"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
   his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness."

-Lamentations 3:22-23

New : having recently come into existence
: being other than the former or old
a : beginning as the resumption or repetition of a previous act or thing
 b : made or become fresh
: different from one of the same category that has existed previously

His mercies are amazing. Both new and yet continuing from the old, a fresh start at the beginning of each day. He gives us fresh, new, mercies. We will never come to the end of them. Nothing His children can do will drain His mercies. No circumstance we face can wear out His compassion, no continuing struggle or battle on our part. "New mercies" seems to emphasize that when we face crisis after crisis, He will always give us mercy after mercy, compassion after compassion. We will always be discovering the unplumbed depths of His love for us. 


Frogs and Life: iheartfaces entry.

This photo was entered into the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com

This is my first entry at iheartfaces - and it's a lot of fun! I'm loving looking at all the entries, so many beautiful pictures with amazing inspiration. The theme this week is hands, so I thought why not this one? I love this picture, the way it turned out with the ring and the adorable little frog!

I can't get the cute iheartfaces button to load here. :( So I put the website under the photo! Go check them out!