Searching every week for five pictures to match the five prompts for Scavenger Hunt Sunday really quiets my soul and keeps me intentional about surveying my surroundings and taking everything in. This is being “present”. Ann Voskamp says that when I am present, I meet God, the great I AM, and so I hunt. Hunting keeps me present. Ann says “sensing all wonder is the thrill of the hunt.” I can feel it when I see it, when I frame it, when I shoot it, and when I post it. Each captured moment was a present moment at one time and left me full of wonder. When all five captures are placed together on one page, I get to relive those moments in a new present, meeting God to speak to each one who passes by here with a rhema word. Thanks for hosting this wonderful opportunity, Ashley Sisk!
The prompts this week were:
- Seed or Sprout
- Swing or Drop
I found these whimsical pigs at T J Maxx! I just couldn’t resist shooting them! The store clerks humored me and even removed the distracting price sign for maximum whimsy, ha!
At Starbucks you get to create your own oatmeal. They give you the oatmeal, nuts, dried cranberries and raw brown sugar. Voila!
Look what I found in the dust! AND one is blue (for boys) and one is pink (for girls). I am glad the people who own these are not my neighbors.
Seed or Sprout
This is the first sprout from my newly planted red raspberries. Those of you who are regular readers may remember how my black raspberries were wiped out by orange rust and root rot. My DH pulled them all out by hand last fall and put red raspberries in their place. Red raspberries are supposed to be resistant to the diseases that plagued our black raspberries. As I was preparing this photo for display, Danelle over at He Sees Me gave me this wonderful gardening picture which I share with you now:
I was just reading last night about God as the “gardener”. How God is first seen in Genesis as the Gardener, creating. He was not first seen as a judge or a ruler. . but as a Gardener. And how when Jesus comes back on the third day, he is first mistakenly thought to be the gardener. But it is no mistake. He is The Gardener. If we bloom where we are planted we do indeed fill the emptiness of the world with Him. ~Danelle
Swing or Drop