Archive for January, 2015

Into the New!

Hello all!

The forsythia has started to bloom, and we also got two new female ducks to add to our little army of quackers. Here is a collection of photos of those things as well as a few other random photos I’ve taken this week. Thank God for the new things of the new season!

Blessings,

Tracey

Isaiah 55:10-11

Hello all!

We’ve had some beautiful refreshing rain here last night and all day today! I noticed when I went out into the garden to take pictures that all of the colors are more vibrant and rich when they are saturated with the rain. It is just as when we are saturated in God’s anointing oil and glory; we are more vibrant and rich in countenance! The verse I found that stuck with me today is Isaiah 55:10-11

10“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
    and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
    giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
    it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
    and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Every word He speaks into the atmosphere has a purpose, and none go unfulfilled. If He has said it, it will be! Take heart in this and let Him increase your faith. If you know and believe His word, then no lie from the enemy can shake your promises loose. This verse doesn’t say “it might accomplish,” or “it might succeed,” it declares that it SHALL be. No maybes or mights or doubts. So stand firm in your faith and promises and rejoice that His word is just as the rain – it will always come, and it will always satisfy the thirsty.

Please enjoy this little video and the photos! The music is called “Tamarack Pines” by George Winston.

Blessings!

Tracey

Visiting Chayil the Camel at Home..

Hello all!

Last week we went to visit Chayil the camel and a new baby goat at the Davidson’s property in Sanger, TX. Pam had been asked a few times where Chayil was staying, so we decided to show you! Here’s a video and some photos of Chayil, Jack (the donkey) and all their goat friends (including the precious new addition, Gracie). Enjoy, and thank God for ALL of His wonderful creatures of the earth!

Blessings,

Tracey

Magnifying His Beauty Part Two…

Hello all!

This is just another batch of photos of my first outings with the macro lens. As you might be able to tell, I’ve been a little fixated on how the water looks close up. So cool! Enjoy!

Blessings,

Tracey

Magnifying His beauty…

Shabbat Shalom all!

We acquired a macro lens for the camera this week, and today I got to play with it. I’ve been wanting one for a long time to shoot extreme close ups of things in the garden. Super close up (macro) photography might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I wanted to share with you the photos I took, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Blessings,

Tracey

Be Still

Shabbat Shalom, All!

It has been pretty nippy here in Texas this week – though I’m sure those of you who live in colder climates would scoff at what we southerners call nippy. I gathered some pictures and videos Wednesday and today and wanted to share my walks with you. There was ice on the water features today and the sun came out long enough for me to get some beautiful footage! God never fails to direct me where to look for pretty shots, even when everything is brown and faded. I can walk out on the darkest and dreariest days and still come away with photos and videos worthy of sharing with all of you! All I have to do is walk out with my camera and ask God what He wants to share with all of you today.

It was overcast all morning, but as soon as I walked outside the sun came out and stayed out until I was finished. I walked back out a little later and it was overcast again! I feel that He was telling me that as long as you have an open heart and submit your will, He will always make a way for you. It is bitterly cold and spending time outside isn’t high on my “things I’d like to do” list, but I went out anyways and He made my time worth it. When we submit to His will and simply say, “Here I am Lord, send me!” He will always pour out His favor on you. So as you rest in His presence this shabbat, be still and know that He is there. Know that He is in every situation and every circumstance, and He is bursting at the seams to shower you with His favor and glory; all you have to do is open your heart and receive it.

Blessings!

Tracey

Critters in the Garden..

Happy New Year All!

I spent some time in the garden this morning waiting to catch snapshots of some of the birds and squirrels and such we have here. Please enjoy these photos of a few of God’s wonderful creatures!

Blessings,

Tracey