Beautiful Blooms

IMG_2752 “You alone are the Lord.  You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them.  You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.” Nehemiah 9:6 (NIV)


The lilac bush in my backyard is in full bloom.  I endure the long, cold Michigan winters dreaming of this time of year when the flowering trees and bushes explode with beauty!  Lilacs are my favorite flower and the smell takes me back to my childhood where giant lilac bushes grew near my grandpa’s house.   I find it fascinating that one flower can evoke so many emotions in me.  What a gift God gives us through the wonders of nature.  I find that when I am feeling overwhelmed or anxious, if I can get outside and spend some time in nature I always feel better.  Looking at the beautiful world God created for us gives me a sense of peace and helps me feel close to Him.  What a creative, wonderful God He is to make and  share this beauty with us!  I hope you are able to take a break today and get out and enjoy some time outside, even if it is just to step outside on your front porch and feel the sunshine on your face.  Do you feel closer to God when you spend time in nature?  What are some of your favorite ways to explore this beautiful world?




  1. Lilacs are my favorite too!! I LOVE the smell of them!! I remember walking and picking them with Grandma when I was little at her old house.

  2. Just went by Grandpa’s house yesterday and that big lilac bush is still there!