Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is the scene I observed as I headed out the back door this morning.  Dark, ominous clouds filled the sky.  It seemed unusual to me, as I stood there looking up.



  All of a sudden the brilliant sun broke through those dark clouds.  I stood there in silence just observing the radiant beauty.  For some reason, it reminded me of the hope that is ours in this somewhat troubled and at times dark world.  Often when we least expect it, the Son pierces through the darkness, giving us hope and joy.

"There is no priceless jewel
  or precious gem
  that can outshine hope."
  ~ quote from "The Silver Book of Hope".


A red rose from my garden sits by my computer, even though it is the end of October.

"Hope blooms like a beautiful rose amidst the thorns of life."
~ quote from the "The Silver Book of Hope".


As you can see from this picture, we had quite a busy celebration last evening.
These two little guys are celebrating their second birthday, and what fun we had!
They sure do add joy to our lives.


Today, I am grateful for the aspects of hope and joy found in our daily lives.

10 comments:

LDH said...

The photos are so beautiful with the rays of light shining through. I love your thoughts too!

Precious little ones celebrating their birthday. Two years old ~ so sweet!

Christine said...

You sure know how to celebrate bithdays, weddings, showers and LIFE!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

What beautiful pictures and what lovely words to go with them. It looks like everyone was enjoying the celebration!

debi said...

Love the Son piercing through the darkness :-) Love that you took the time to be still ....

Hugs!

lindsey said...

priceless post Judy...thank you. And I cant believe two years has passed, Happy Birthday boys!!!

Landis said...

All summer my rose bush had healthy leaves but no blooms. This past week I noticed amongst all my plants that are done for the season, two pink blooms bursting forth on my rose bush. I too felt the same feelings of hope when I saw them. God is good. :)

Happy@Home said...

Your roses look so pretty in the crystal vase.
The birthday party for your cute little grandsons looks like a fun time for all. It hardly seems possible that it's been two years since you introduced them to us.
Happy Birthday to them :).

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Where did those two years go? Happy birthday to your darling little guys. Love the birthday photo!

Hope and joy...what makes life worth living.

corners of my life said...

Radiant beauty indeed.
You are so lucky to have captured it in a photo.

LisaShaw said...

Oh Judy, this message touched and warmed my heart...joy and hope!!! Each photo especially that of your family, captured the message beautifully!

Birthday blessings to your precious Grandsons. Your family JUST radiates the absolute LOVE of JESUS!

Love you dear friend!

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