Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Here in my part of Georgia, we don't get very much snow, and when we receive any at all it's a "pretty big deal"! Recently my area received about six inches, and it was BEAUTIFUL!!! I do not ever remember seeing that much snow in my life, and I felt like a little kid again. Being extremely careful not to slip and fall (and injure my already ailing back), I walked around outside, scooping up handfuls of the fluffy stuff. It was pristine white and powdery, and gorgeous. The few times I was outside, it happened that no one else in my neighborhood was out at the same time. So everything was peaceful and white---a true Winter Wonderland! I was reminded that the very same God who creates the lovely autumn leaves and colorful blooms in spring and summer also creates winter beauty, and He did a magnificent job! Even my cats were amazed at the transformation of our front and back yards into a winter wonderland!

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork.

Psalm 19:1

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bridal Veil, Oregon

Being a fan of Christian historical romance, I love reading a book that helps me to easily visualize in my mind a certain area during an earlier time. Christian author Miralee Ferrell has done an excellent job with her book Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon! The story is a sweet romance filled with believable characters from the past, and plenty of action (and a little mystery!) so the reading is never dull. The faith message is woven throughout the story in such a meaningful way---yet never "preachy". ~ When I visit Oregon one day (it's on my "Wish List") I would love to actually see Bridal Veil Falls for myself---even though I've already visited "in my mind"---thanks to this wonderful book!