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Sunflower in the Backyard July 2017

If a sunflower could wink, I think this is what it would look like. It’s slowly unfolding its petals and unveiling what’s beneath a little bit at a time.

Kind of feel like life is like that sometimes. Sometimes it takes a good good long while to see the bud turn to a bloom, and then the bloom to surrender all the petals to reveal what’s beneath. Sometimes it takes awhile to see hard work pay off, lessons be learned, efforts bear rewards. Sometimes, most times, good things just take….t i m e…

Just wanted to give a little reminder for those of you waiting to see the fruit of your efforts, the answer to prayer, the evidence of things hoped for.  Faith keeps its heart and eyes wide open even when there’s a slow unfolding of what may be hoped for or expected. Yes, faith keeps its heart and eyes wide open even when it can’t see any signs of what’s hoped for. Why?  Because faith doesn’t want to miss the moment of the unfolding, the unveiling, the revealing of the hope realized.

Yes, in a life of faith, it’s important to keep eyes and heart wide open even when circumstance screams to move on, shut down, and close our eyes. Faith opens its eyes and heart wide…regardless.

And when the unfolding comes, eyes of faith see what we’ve known and hoped for and believed was coming all along. Keep pressing on, praying through, staying free…you never know when the slow unfolding will reveal something even more beautiful than what you had imagined. ❤

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Sunflower Field in Kings Mountain, NC July 2017

Blessings ~
Heather

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen….By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”  Hebrews 11:1,3  

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Sunflowers ❤  Kings Mountain, North Carolina  July 2017

 

 

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So I love the saying, “Bloom where you’re planted.”

But my thought today?  It is simply ‘Grow where ya land…’  And this rogue Sunflower mustering up one little petal as it takes root in the gutter and reaches toward the sun…well the visual sums it up pretty perfectly. And it made me smile and inspired me and even gave me a little courage. I could write volumes on my thoughts…but will spare you of the unabridged version today…

Yeah, sometimes, we’ve just gotta grow where we land.

Oh, and hopefully we don’t land in too many gutters… just saying.  But if we ever do, well, just think on my sweet little pathetic but tenacious sunflower. Bloom…and if ya can’t bloom, well, just be sure to  g r O W 🙂

Blessings,

Heather

P.S. yeah, I know it’s time to clean the gutters 🙂

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge~ Drifter

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So, today, am thankful for this little sunflower. I had noticed a few weeks ago that a tiny green shoot was different from the red salvia plants that were growing in the pot on the deck.  The stalk grew daily and I smiled as I anticipated seeing the sunflower bloom. And this morning?  Voila!!  It’s beautiful and simple and sweet.

How had the seed gotten in the pot to begin with?  Leftover birdseed, of course! I love that sometimes, the unexpected things in life, the things that were “mistakenly” placed in our proverbial pots, sometimes bring the greatest little joys.  Life is full of the unexpected.  And today?  Today I’m just praying for the eyes to see them, take notice, and enjoy them.  Yes, am on the look out for “sunflowers” of sorts that appear at unexpected times in unexpected ways and unexpected places. Life is full of surprises and a lot of them are so good, but often go unnoticed.

Oh, and I should probably be too embarrassed to say this, but I’m going to write it anyway.  Any guesses on what I did with the leftover Mesquite barbecue-flavored sunflower seeds leftover from my son’s baseball game?  Yep, they ended up in a pot as well! More later on how that turns out!

Blessings ~

Heather

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

I Thessalonians 5:18

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