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Name: Linda

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Sunday, April 05, 2009
I have been thinking for some time of making some changes to my blog. However being a person of very limited computer skills, I decided it would be far wiser - not to mention safer - to create a new blog.

It is called "Linda's Patchwork Quilt". If you would like to visit, here is the address : http://www.lindaspatchworkquilt.blogspot.com/. I sure would love to hear from you.

  posted at 3:07 PM

Saturday, April 04, 2009
Evening Primrose

We have some of the most beautiful wild flowers here in Texas I have ever seen. I love them all, but my very favorite is this delicate little lady.

Her name is Evening Primrose. She modestly closes her delicate pedals when the sun goes down and then spreads them out to welcome the morning sun.

We are in what the weather people term an extraordinary drought - the worst of drought conditions - and I thought we wouldn't see any wild flowers this year. However, I've seen bunches of brave Blue Bonnets and Evening Primrose clinging to the edges of the highway where whatever little rain we've gotten would be likely to accumulate.

As I was walking up our sidewalk this afternoon I saw this solitary pink blossom on our rather dry lawn. A delightful gift.

  posted at 2:22 PM

Thursday, April 02, 2009
A Sweet Aroma

It is growing wild on the side of the road. It doesn't look like much - rather like an overgrown weed. I have no idea what it is called. It sits just at the base of one of the little hills we walk up.

It isn't until you get within a few feet of it that its most redeeming characteristic becomes apparent. The air is filled with the fragrance of a sweet perfume. The image of an elegant lady walking by fills my imagination. It is just beautiful and changes that simple plant into something quite special.

Oh that my life would be like that - a sweet fragrance to those around me and to my heavenly Father. The outward appearance is of little significance. It is the fragrance of my life - the offering of myself in service and submission to Him - that blesses others.

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;"
II Corinthians 2:14-15
  posted at 11:31 AM