Brand New Heart

Summer is almost over, and autumn is in the air; but I’m not quite ready for it to end. So, here is “Brand New Heart,” a brand new poem with a summery theme, plus flower photos from this summer that I haven’t posted before, so they will be brand new to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Brand New Heart

In the warmth of summer
I met an amazing boy
Who filled me with wonder
And brought my heart joy

But it was a flawed love
Two humans filled with zeal
It wasnโ€™t based on above
But instead on how passionate weโ€™d feel.

Sadly, that flame died
But later I met someone
Who was brutally crucified
And called Himself Godโ€™s Son.

I believed โ€“ in the waters I dipped
And found out what genuine
Love was, and how a relationship
Is supposed to honor Him.

Washed in the blood,
My heart became pristine;
What a loving God,
To wash my very core clean!

Now itโ€™s a new start
I am ready to love again
With my brand new heart
Set on Jesus Who paid for my sin!

 

**This isn’t about me, by the way. This is my imagination taking flight. I’ve never had a boyfriend, haha. But it was still fun to write. ๐Ÿ™‚

***The last photo was actually a mistake – I wanted a photo of the sun behind the clouds at sunset, but the sun came out right after I clicked the button. I thought for sure that I ruined my old camera by doing that, but it somehow survived. **whew**ย ๐Ÿ˜…

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Have Your Way (Music)

I finally had access to WiFi for a short while a few weeks ago (first time in 6 months so it was quite a treat) and I searched out a few of my favorite worship songs on YouTube for y’all. Here is one of them: “Have Your Way” by Highlands Worship on their album called “Arise” – though it appears to be on this album too. Hope you enjoy the song as much as I do! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am currently playing it on repeat and I may be singing along with it, haha. ๐Ÿ˜…

I Marvel At Thy Marvels

More than night sky stars,
And tiny specks of sand

That litters the beach,
Are the marvels of Thy hand;

For the numbers are
Out of our mindโ€™s reach!

Galaxies that swirl in space,
Intricate design, scale magnificent.

Delicate pattern of flowers;
Royalty isnโ€™t dressed as opulent

As the bloomโ€™s exquisite face;
I marvel, Lord, at Thy creative powers!

Whether it be large or small,
I marvel at Thy marvels;

The creation of the universe,
Or the creation of a cell,

Thy cosmos and all,
Therein of Thy glory, tell!

John 5:19&20: Then answered Jesus and said unto them, โ€œVerily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth Him all things that Himself doeth: and He will shew Him greater works than these, that ye may marvelโ€ฆโ€


**You may have noticed that the second photo of the moon is obviously more than my 3X zoom camera can do. My parents saw that my old camera had about reached its end (seriously, the rubber band and Coke Cola cap that was screwed into the bottom was not keeping it alive anymore and it required twisting the camera and pushing on different parts a certain way to make it work at all), and so instead of waiting until my birthday in October, they put in $200 to go with the money I was saving and we picked out a Cannon PowerShot that has a 50X zoom. I think I have fallen in love, haha! ๐Ÿ˜Š I plan to post soon comparing the two cameras; taking the same shot with both to see how much better the new one is! I sort of did that in this post too; the first photo was the best my old camera could do with the moon. A white glowing blob. ๐Ÿ˜‚ What a difference!!!

Out Of The Blue

Before we get to the photos… you may have noticed the lack of posts this week. My uncle is staying with us. He left the Texas coast right before Harvey arrived, and it’s a good thing he did; that part of Texas was hit hard. Please pray for Houston and the surrounding areas. โค

Dragonfly, with the blue sky filtering through the wings and the trees in the background – I love pattern in the wings ๐Ÿ’™

Love the color theme for this weeks’ photography challenge from Dutch Goes the Photo! – blue! Turns out, Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge‘s theme this week is “a color that starts with B,” which is quite fortunate. And the Daily Post’s prompt is “Structure,” which I showcased above with the structure in the dragonflies wings, so I’m killing three birds with one stone instead of two here. (Poor birds…! ๐Ÿ˜œ)

Flying vulture silhouetted against the blue sky

I’m enamored by blue, especially in the sky and reflections of the sky on my grandma’s lake. (Click if you want to see more photos of the lake.)

And then… I remembered some hyacinths I bought before Easter of last year. (If you’d like to see more of these flowers, click here.)

And lastly: a mushroom! ๐Ÿ™‚ (If you want to see more of this mushroom, click here.)

Melodies Carry Me Up And Away

(This was supposed to be posted a while ago – apparently I accidentally made it a draft instead of publishing it. ๐Ÿ˜… Oops.)

It’s week 32 of 100 Word Wednesday and here is the photo and my response. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’d like to join in, just click the link! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The rhyming pattern on this one is a bit unusual; I’m not sure how it happened, it just… did. ๐Ÿ˜…

I love this image, BikurGirl! ๐Ÿ˜

Image credit: Bikurgurl, 2017

Walking down the street
Sky is blue of cerulean type,
Clouds are puffy and whimsical
Yet my soul is downcast

Was dragging my feet
When tunes threatened to wipe
Away sadness with musical
Splendor; sadness couldnโ€™t last.

Melodies carry me up and away
Dancing along strings
Floating as me it brings,
To places I hadnโ€™t been in years.

Took me back in the day:
Church choir singing,
On those Sunday mornings;
It brought me to tears.

Such sweet songs it was,
Oh, how strings and wood
Can create beauty
And bring nostalgia within!

I felt God’s perfect love
Saw the choices; I could
Go back to His mercy –
And be forgiven.

I’m Tickled Pink

The photo prompt from Dutch Goes the Photo this week is pink; I love wildflowers and flowers in general.

These are clover. There were a lot of them inhabiting my great-aunt’s backyard!

I was determined to get some shots before my mom mowed them. In this one, you can see a few white flowers as well.

I took this one so you could see how many of these clovers there were. There must have been hundreds if not thousands! I actually dug up a few to take home to see if I could get them to start growing here. (I don’t think my great aunt would have minded.)

And then I turned around and saw that there were pink miniature roses growing on the fence!

Here is a close-up of the bud that is just opening.

 


 

When taking my grandma to one of her doctor’s appointments, I saw a bunch of flowers planted outside to border a fountain. So beautiful!

Two different kinds of pink flowers! Though when I backed up and took the next photo to show the arrangement, these looked more purple than pink, haha.

The arrangement was quite lovely, though.

Here is the whole fountain.

 


 

One last photo… this one was taken during the spring, the same day as my new avatar. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d like to thank Hannah for the inspiration – the awesome photo she took of her sister’s eyes through the leaves is why I tried this pose, haha. (And if you haven’t seen that post, I linked to it in her name – she has a great blog!) Turns out, it’s really hard to do this as a selfie… ๐Ÿ˜‚