Friday, July 13, 2007

consider the ......

when we moved into our condo last december, we had no idea of what kind of flowers were growing in our little flower garden ... plus we never realized that the side of our garage was actually a thriving flower bed!

take a look at the variety of lily that has been gracing my life with their smiling faces!!!!








God knows the song i have hummed to myself for decades ... and now - in love and probably a bit of humour, gives to me a summertime reminder of His grace and blessings in my life ...



coincidence you say? i think not!


consider the lilies, they toil not nor spin ...
they bask in God's sunshine, they drink in God's rain ...
if God cares for them in such marvellous ways ...
how much more, how much more, how much more ...
will He care for you and supply all your needs every day ....



16 comments:

prayingsensfaninmontreal said...

Beautifull flowers!
Saija, how do you say please in Finnish? And when you're talkign about street hockey, do you use the same word as for ice hockey? Terevisia!

Saija said...

prayingsens ... now this is where the cultural language barriers come in ... you can use kiitos for please, there really isn't one word that we use for "please" in the way it's used in English - there are a number of other phrases ... and i don't know about the street hockey term - since that came along after i left ... you could click on "heavenly train" and ask the ladies over there if they know? sorry i wasn't more helpful this time!

Mari said...

Beautiful Lilies! You will have to visit my blog - it looks like we are having the same train of thought!

jel said...

AWESome!

daisymarie said...

how glorious...after everything you went through to find this place...just think how God had been tending and preparing it just bless your hear this way.

How lavishly He loves us!

Debra said...

Glorious lilies....thanks for sharing! (Great pics of them by the photographer as well!) Blessings, Debra

Penless Thoughts said...

How beautiful!!! Coincidence...I don't think so either. I don't believe in coincidences but I surely believe in the hand of God!!!
Susan

passing-thru said...

WOW ON THE PICTURES AND WOW ON THE TRUTH OF THE SCRIPTURE

Maggie Ann said...

Your lilies are beautiful...and to think God planted them there knowing they would be for your pleasure is just like him! We are enjoying ours too...wish they lasted longer!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love the lilies. They are beautiful. I love the application you have made with them . connie from Texas

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

What a beautiful garden you have and not only that lilies are some of the easiest flowers to grow!! I love them too. How wonderful these are for you!! Every day seeing these beauties!! Plus we get in on them too. You know I have had the worst time living here in Savannah to get things to grow because of the HOT HOT weather we have. I just keep trying though..smile..Sandy

Saija said...

mari ... yes, we were on the same wave length!

jel ... God does all things well!!

tina ... the side of me that has "little faith" sometimes thinks i'll wake up - and this will be gone ... but the "faithful" side says - God can even given more and much bigger than my little dreams!!

debra ... i find flowers willing subjects to photograph! :o) ... blesshings backatcha!

Susan ... amen to that!

passing-thru ... our God certainly has "wow factor", eh! :o)

maggie ann ... He continually surprised me with His goodness ... i just wasn't expecting all of these lovely lillies!

connie ... i sing this song all the time ... and now i can hum it and think of my own little flower garden!

Sandy ... they have loved the rain! that heat certainly has a wilt-factor doesn't it? i wish i could help you out, but despite how it appears - i don't have a green thumb at all!!! blessings on ya!

Michael said...

Beautiful flowers

Take Care
Michael

Maiju said...

I loved your flowers! Did you know that we are going to get a little garden of our own in our new home? I'm looking forward to that. the only problem is that I'm a plant killer but maybe God will help me with His flowers in MY GARDEN!

Saija said...

michael ... i have started to appreciate flower gardens! :o)

maiju ... i'm so glad you'll have a little garden! and i used to be pretty useless with flowers, but these ones seem to like me - i'm glad of that! they are a hardy bunch!

Catherine said...

So pretty! I love lilies.