"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Look at the birds...Look at the lilies of the fields...

Imagine how I was taken by surprise the other day, when the man who was repairing our air conditioner, said to me, "Did you know that there is a little bird nest on the corner of your deck under the tree branches?"  So of course I went immediately outside to take a peek.  Lifting up the branches of the tree very carefully, I saw a beautifully crafted little nest....
Then, as my husband held the branches up a little bit higher, I peeked into the nest and this is the glorious sight that met my eyes.....
Aren't they the most beautiful little robin's eggs?  I was so excited!  I've never seen actual little robin's eggs close up!  For the past two days I have been hoping to sneak a peak and see Mother Robin sitting on her nest, but every time I move our sliding door open, ever so quietly, she flies up into the tree.

Finally, I was able to tip toe over to the screen door of the slider, and kneeling down quietly, saw Mother Bird, sitting on her nest!  Isn't she beautiful?
This morning my son, Ryan, stopped by for a visit and I wanted to show him the nest, when Mother Bird was away from the nest, and when we peeked inside the nest, we saw three little eggs! So lovely a sight.

Outside our front door, dances an array of  one of my favorite summer flowers, daisies, which have grown up between two of our bushes and gracefully sway to and fro in the gentle breezes of summer.

Then of course there are the lilies, that adorn one of the trees on the lawn.....

As I began pondering about the beauty and wonder of all of God's marvelous creations, it brought to mind, some very favorite verses, of which I often need to remind myself, about just how loved and blessed we are by our heavenly Father .

"So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life...whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes.  Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing?  
Look at the birds.  They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them.  And you are more valuable to him than they are.  Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?  Of course not!

Any why worry about your clothes?
Look at the lilies and how they grow.  
They don't work or make their clothing.
Yet Solomon, in all his glory, was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't He more surely care for you, oh ye of so little faith?"

(Matthew 7:25-30)

This piece, stitched in 2001, has very special meaning, because I stitched it as our oldest son, Ryan was hospitalized with a very serious illness.  These verses comforted me as we prayed for God to heal our precious son and make him well again.  Praise God, because today, he is a wonderful, healthy, married young of whom we are very proud and grateful for his life. 

 Our daughter, Carra, says that this piece holds a very special place in her heart, and she has already laid "claim" to it as her favorite stitched heirloom!  For she treasures the meaning behind the verses too.  We know that God is good all of the time, through the peaks and valleys of our lives here on earth.

Blessings to you, my dear friends!


  1. The robin's nest and eggs are so cool! I hope they hatch and grow up to be good robins. :D That's a wonderful piece that you stitched and a wonderful story behind it as well. i don't blame your daughter for laying claim to it!

  2. What a beautiful post, Kathy! I love your stitched piece and even moreso because of the story of God's faithfulness that it is a part of!!!

  3. Kathy: Wow what a beautiful blog posting, I am in love with the Robins eggs, its a wonder how we all can live so closely with nature the same nature God created for us to enjoy, how he painted the earth with such vibrant colors to see.
    My favorite flower is Daisies, I have Stella De Oro's up and down the sides of my drivway they are a simple lily that packs a wow punch.
    I had Daisies for my flowers in our wedding.
    Your sampler is beautiful how wonderful it is you stitched it for your son.

    Blessings to you and your family.


  4. What a beautiful place for a nest!! Love all of your flowers too!!
    Your stitched piece is lovely and the verse so true.

  5. How lovely that the bird is nesting so close to you. These eggs are having a lovely color too.
    Thank you for sharing those beautiful verses, and I can see how a stitched piece like that with so much meaning is something very treasured.

  6. Best post I've read all morning. Thanks for sharing a beautiful story.

  7. Thanks for sharing your birds, blooms, and inspiration. Your post lifted my heart today!

  8. A lovely post to read on a Sunday afternoon. I'm glad your son is happy and healthy now. I once had a robin build a nest on an extension ladder hanging from the soffit of my carport. I hated disturbing the birds with my comings and goings, but they didn't seem to mind the car noises, except needless to say they didn't nest there again.

  9. Lovely piece, no matter when it was completed. I hope you have lovely baby robins soon. Baby birds are so cute, I think. And you Daisies and Lilies are beautiful!!!

  10. The colour of those robin eggs is amazing! God has truly created an amazing world for us to enjoy.
    Your stitched piece is a wonderful testament to the power of faith. We just had that reading in our church a couple of Sundays ago and I loved seeing it stitched up so beautifully.


Consider the Lilies of the Field

Consider the Lilies of the Field
"So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the Lilies of the Field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these." Matt: 6: 28-29)