It's the little things that can show you how truly beautiful life is. Flowers are a universal sign of romanticism. Romantic in the love sense surely, but also in something much more magical.
Merrian-Webster defines romantic as follows... Romantic: Marked by the imaginative or emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized.
Oh how butterflies begin to beat within when we receive them. Our heart grows warm at the sight of a garden in full bloom. Spirits are lifted upon smelling their pleasing aromas. Take a closer look, still, and you see a magnificent work of art.
Each floral specimen is unlike another. At closer inspection, you can see all the intricate detail and perfection that was created with such love and care. The artist can be no less than a master craftsman. And He truly is that.
What a treasure flowers are. A little gift to the world from the Creator of the universe. The thought makes my heart leap with joy.
(all photos by me)
I like to think that whenever I set my eyes upon a flower, I have just been given a gift. The King of the universe sent me that flower as a reminder that He loves me. He cares for my heart. All the days worries can melt away. He is there. He is listening. The ultimate romantic.
Till next time.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The weather has been incredibly wonderful and warm lately here in California. A few days back I headed to the beach with some family and we had a lovely time together.
This is Pismo Beach. It is about a 25 minute drive from where I live and is part of California's glorious Central Coast. What a beautiful world we live in!! My Goodness!!!
This is my handsome brother, Matt, with his lovely girlfriend, Karly. They are looking out at the great Pacific Ocean from the Pismo pier. I am so glad that I was able to capture such a sweet moment!
We also ate at The Splash Cafe. It is a local dive. They have the most delicious clam chowder in bread bowls you will ever find. That is in my personal opinion. The cafe's clam chowder is award winning and completely deserves it.
(All photos by me)
Till next time,
Posted by Amara at 12:11 AM
Saturday, January 14, 2012
This year needs to be a year of change. Holding back from moving foreword must stop. Procrastination must not be an option. Laziness must be challenged. Fear must be fought...
Thoughts of inadequacy must be removed.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind
2 Timothy 1:7
Growing must take place. Reaching new heights should be the order of the day. Let roots stay firm and strong. Fly and touch thy sky yet stay rooted in friends, family, and faith. Be courageous. There are many incredible things waiting to happen.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The beauty of a feather. Soft and lovely. Through the journey may there be that kind of gentleness and tenderness within my heart. And may I be able to help and encourage others, whose lives intertwine with mine. Kindness and soft heartedness are needed. Love is the key.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the waring of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.
1 Peter 3: 3-4
I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4: 1-2
May this year be as beautiful and magnificent as a blazing sky. Like ever-changing clouds, may i continue to grow and change for the better.
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
(all photos by me)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
Proverbs 3: 5-6
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philipians 3: 13-14
Till next time,
Posted by Amara at 6:30 PM