Monday, April 30, 2018


CONSIDER THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
by Julie Lavender




A springtime walk with God in the south is often graced with the fluttering of butterfly wings. God’s creativity is evident in so many of His masterpieces, but I often feel like He ‘outdid’ Himself when it comes to butterflies.

I spotted a monarch butterfly on my walk today. Black and orange with white spots along the tips of its wings, the monarch flies farther than any insect during its short life on Earth.



CONSIDER THE LUBBER GRASSHOPPER 
by Julie Lavender






On my walk with God this morning, I saw a large grasshopper that I first thought was injured. He walked so laboriously, deliberately and slowly that, from a distance, I thought it must be hurt. A few steps more and I could see its size and then even closer, I realized it was a lubber grasshopper.






CONSIDER THE ROBBER FLY
by Julie Lavender





On my walk with God this morning, something zoomed past my face and landed on a nearby leaf. Closer inspection revealed a robber fly.











Robber flies are fast-flying, beard-faced, six-legged creatures that feed on other insects. Quite often, robber flies choose to attack insects much larger than themselves.





Monday, April 23, 2018





GUEST BLOGGER

My guest today is Heather Bock, a friend I only know from this www world .... wonderful web writer! We met online through a writing community, and I have admired her blog posts ever since. She writes about finding glimpses of Jesus every day and her words can be found at www.glimpsesofjesus.com. Because my posts are glimpses of God from his amazing masterpieces, I especially liked her piece about an orchid plant. I hope you'll visit her site - you won't be disappointed! She's as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! 






God’s Time Is Beautifully Perfect

by Heather Bock


Last December, my orchid plant started sending out a flower shoot. It had been a particularly warm December, and my poor plant was confused. It figured, sitting day after day in the warm sunlight of my balmy sunroom, that spring had arrived. As it hadn’t been a year since it had bloomed the spring before, I was certainly surprised, watching it and wondering if it were going to be a twice-a-year blooming orchid now.


Saturday, March 31, 2018






CONSIDER THE HONEYBEE
by Julie Lavender



     


A walk this time of year sometimes gives me the sniffles, but that same pollen that tickles my nostrils is much sought after by many of God’s itty bitty creations.

One of the most fascinating pollen-seekers is the honeybee.









When a honeybee discovers a flower, it attempts to collect and pack as much pollen onto its hind legs as it possibly can before returning to its hive. The pollen and nectar the honeybee collects is used for food for the honeybee colony.







Friday, March 30, 2018


CONSIDER THE VINE
by Julie Lavender






A walk outdoors this time of year pleases the senses unlike any other season. Blossoms in every color and hue decorate my surroundings like a used artist’s palette. And every shade of green carpets the ground and embellishes recently-bare trees.






SOUNDS OF SPRING


The melodious sounds of birds chirping to welcome the morning and the cacophony notes of spring peepers and other frogs ending the evening tickle the ears with springtime fever.





Thursday, March 29, 2018


CONSIDER THE LOBLOLLY PINE TREE
by Julie Lavender






When I walk with God, I intentionally explore His handiwork surrounding me. I’ve always been in awe of God’s creations for their beauty, but in recent months, I’ve asked God to help me learn more about Him through His masterpieces. Or, to teach me life lessons through the world He created.






In fact, that’s how this blog was birthed. I enjoy sharing what God reveals to me about nature, and I especially love to capture photographs of His beautiful world.