I took this photo this afternoon while standing in a friend’s garden. He wasn’t at home at the time! Not sure what his neighbours might have thought had they seen me. Several days ago he and I were chatting and discussing our gardens and he was telling me about how lovely and vibrant his blue hydrangeas were. I asked if I could pop down one day to photograph them and he said “of course, come over any time”- so I did. And he was right, they were really lovely and so vibrant! I often play with colour (along with clarity, light, tone, etc) when I’m looking at my photos but in this case I haven’t altered the colour of the flowers at all. So in a way, this is a photo of my friend’s hydrangeas being authentically themselves – this is simply how they were. And I guess that’s the point of…
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Oh God, how I need you now.
In this very moment of Divine will… I seek your face.
Forgive my faults and failures to glorify your holy name.
Forgive me… if my faith was not strong enough to do your will.
Forgive my ignorance, I know not what to do.
I tremble at my inadequacy to express myself to you.
So I resolve to trust… you know my heart because it is your dwelling place.
I gather myself and take off for the secret place.
The place where you meet with me and make me feel brand new.
It is there in your presence that you breath life into me.
I find peace… Shalom Shalom peace, not the peace this world has to offer!
I take your hand and we walk on together along the waters edge.
You remind of all creation… how you have your hand on every thing.
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**Flower image via Pixabay; text image via Pinterest; collage created by Natalie
**Image via Pixabay; text box added by Natalie
**Image found on Pixabay; text added by Natalie