Sunday, April 20, 2008

Trading -- Hope Chronicles 35

It seems like it has been a long time in coming, but it appears that we are finally trading winter for spring. That feels like hope to me! So, I thought I would share a few pictures from this winter and my outing today into spring!

The playground down the road is silent and lifeless during the winter.

Today, the playground was teeming with life and a pick up basketball game.

There are no flowers in the winter. Well, this is my yard. With a friend's help, I had flowers for the first time last year. I'll have to see what I can muster this year.

But I found these beauties dancing in the slight breeze while on my walk.

These have been my valiant allies when I shoveled what seemed to be our every 7 to 10 day snow storms. While I welcomed their comfort and warmth, it is time to retire them to the basement for a season.

My toes are excited to trade them for these pretty pink sandals. Alas, they are not suitable for days at work, but I suspect I'll make good use of them in the off hours! I felt pretty and fun in them today at church!

As much as I am enjoying the change in seasons, I am also aware of restlessness in my heart. As all Christians are continually being transformed to be more like Jesus, I pray the same is true of my heart. Though it has meant some tears the last month or two, I hope it means that spring and new growth are abiding there as well.

What is your best picture of spring? Post it and leave me a comment and I will come see!


Lelia Chealey said...

This was so good. I'm so visual so the pictures were great. You've already been by my blog---LOVED what you said by the way about the angels talking to her all of her life-amen! The pictures of my Amiyah on my current would be the "spring" for me--she's such a new beginning for so many. Such a blessing.:)

Jenny said...

I love the pictures!

I tagged you on my blog if you would like to take part!


Heather@Mommymonk said...

Yippee for spring. Yesterday felt like summer even though we had a blizzard last weekend. Isn't it crazy?

Jenny said...

I don't know how that other blog pulled up but here is the new one, or regular one!

Thanks for playing and I can't wait to see your answers!