Little Things Thursday|Photography Link Up

April brings a certain amount of crazy into my life.  There is the great rush to finish home-school well for the year.  There is standardized testing. Soccer practices and games.  A church play with its myriad of rehearsals.  Committee meetings.  Family and Friends.  A trip for hubby and me next weekend.  Sessions to edit.  And last, but not least…this thing called blogging…which I love!  Put it all together and I start getting a bit stressed.  None of this is all that big in the grand scheme, but I would be lying if I said I was not a little stressed.

One thing we learn in the wake of tragedies, such as Boston, is to slow down to enjoy.  To see what really matters and embrace.  It’s hard sometimes when you just want to rail against suffering.  It’s just as important to notice beauty when it is so easy to focus on what’s broken and despair.

I think God uses His creation to lead us to praise.

baby leaves-web

He makes all things new.

bee on blueberry-web

He brings life, and growth.

tomato plants-web

He provides for our needs.

beezus with pollen-web

He heals.

ladybug-web

He helps us overcome obstacles.

web succulent-web

He brings unity and community to His children.

Spring is a time for renewal.  I’m thankful for the reminders of God’s faithfulness through His creation.  Yes, there are times that look utterly bleak in this world, but God is still in control.

What glimpses of good did you discover this week?

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  1. Really beautiful, my friend! XO!
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  2. So beautiful, Kim. I feel the same way – just soaking up life and savoring the return to normalcy.
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  3. Beautiful post! And beautiful photos! I’m so glad that God is in control. Because if I were in control, things would be really messed up. 🙂
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  4. I so agree with your thoughts, Kim. I always see how great and extraordinary our God is through His creation! Super shots. Love the ladybug.
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  5. So right you are Kim. Beautiful sentiment and your images are simply gorgeous!

    I hope you get a chance to relax and breathe…it’s all just “stuff” and somehow we always seem to make it work. 🙂

    XX
    Melissa
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  6. So well said my dear friend- you have such a way with words. Such a beautiful post.
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  7. Kim you and the new camera are doing an amazing job with these new photos my friend. God bless you on your journey.
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  8. Sometimes you need a challenge and adversity to truly see the GOOD in people. If nothing else positive is a result of Boston…I can take away the inherent belief that goodness overcomes evil. As was so illustrated by the actions of so many and the feeling of an embrace by the nation around the city of Boston.
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  9. Lovely, bright and beautiful colors. Wonderful photos, technical and artistic quality. Greetings.
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  10. My word….were we on the same wavelength. thanks for this – it is lovely. and I needed it!
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  11. While still according proper consideration to the ugliness that is sometimes around us, “It’s just as important to notice beauty when it is so easy to focus on what’s broken and despair.” Amen to that.

    I love this post, Kim. So very well-written. (Beautiful pictures to go with the words, too!)
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  12. Just a beautiful post all around Kim, my kind of post…nature and God! Even though in the scope of things keeping in mind the recent tragedy, and knowing that someone else always has it worse, it doesn’t take away the everyday stresses that are real for us.

    “The reminder of God’s faithfulness through his creation”, Amen, and it’s what keeps me going sometimes. I know my monarch babies kept me sane for the last 4 weeks . . . I’m hoping to organize all that to share soon! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! xo
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  13. Gorgeous pics! I love those last two shots; amazing! I always wanted to get a photo of a ladybug! Maybe this year :o)
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  14. Amen. We live in a very broken world, but creation still declares His glory, if we have eyes to see it.
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  15. ah – well said my friend! I find it in the love my family shares and by grace . . .
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  16. OMG KIM these are beautiful! I have got to get caught up in life so I can keep up with my favorite blogs. I wish I lived near you so I could be your apprentice! Have a wonderful weekend lovely!
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