Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Turks cap, Soapwort, Chickens, Rose of Sharon, Fairy Roses, Butterflies, Elderberry bushes, Morning Glory, the wood shed, Blue Asiatic Dayflower, , and from the garden, tomatoes and beets. All delightful pieces of my morning.
With each step, I am filled with gratitude for the beauty around me.
The Dictionary defines hate, verb, as: feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone).
|synonyms:||loathe, detest,despise, dislike,abhor, execrate;|
We may not like cinnamon, but hating it, that is a bit over the top, hate requires so much emotion. How often do we hear the word hate used. "I hate that store" I hate chicken" "I hate those pens" and on and on. Hate should be a word reserved for serious things perhaps.
We all need to hate less. Focus more on the positive. Use words to match the honesty and true depth of the feeling.
In the Bible, it tells us what God hates...
16 "There are six things that the hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 19 a false witness who breathes out lies,No where in these verses do we see that God hates, zucchini, or figs, or salmon or even cinnamon. Perhaps this is just small matter in some ways, the over use of a word, but in another way, it tells our friends and our children much about our hearts, about how much we feel towards things with no feelings, no reciprocal emotions.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...