Tuesday, 10 March 2009

रेड तुएस्दय Give me the Real Red

Summer is knockingat our door

but it seems

our garden is keeping
it at bay .

Soon the vivid colours of winter

will wither into summer drabness.
And it will time for us to wait for
the rains to arrive.

One of my favourite Bible teacher is Charles R Swindoll.
I have several of his excellent Bible study guides
which I received as free radio offers
as a young believer.
The following passage has been taken from his study guide called-
A Ministry Anyone Could Trust (based on 2 Cor)
"Like supermarket cereal Christianity (sometimes -parenthesis mine) is brightly packaged
and sugarcoated and enticingly offers free prizes on the inside,
we fail to see the fine print on the side of the box. And so we never
know about the empty calories we have eaten...or realize how malnourished we have become "
So Beloved, as Colossians 2:16 says"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you with all
wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and
hymns and spiritual songs singing with thankfulness
in your hearts to God."

21 Fertilize my soul:

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
beautiful summer roses in your garden.
We will not see those until Juli.

I do agree with you,
the Bible is our best and richest nourishment.
Leora sent me a link to a translation direct from Hebrew to English (old Testament that is).
I can send it if you want.
It is really interesting.
The English versions have changed a lot throughout the years.
From Felisol

Kathryn said...

Thank you for your sharing. I read several blogs that have convinced me that the deep desire to love & serve God & follow where Jesus leads is still very much alive. But i also read some where God is an after-thought: "Oh yeah, i want God to bless what i'm doing."

I appreciate you.

Amrita said...

Sure Felisol sendme the link.

In July we won 't have these kinds of flowers any more. Its our rainy season and its hot and humid.

Thank you Kathryn. Building myself up in God 's Word keeps me on the right track.

Amrita said...

I must add Felisol, I loved your comment on John Cowart ;s blog. The quote from John Donne was so heart warming.

Lille meg said...

Beautiful roses! Is it summer in your place now? Here it is winter, and it is a long time to wait for summer. But spring is coming, but not yet.
Thank you for telling me what to do
with my blog. I have reduced the publishing posts, and hope it will work.
Have a blessed day!

madison said...

Such beautiful flowers. I won't have roses for a few more months now. Right now the snow seems to be melting which is making everything muddy!

Roo said...

your versian of winter is muchmore colorful then my versian of winter! :) love the flowers!

as i type this we are in the midst of another blizzard. i can hear the wind howling outside. :)

it's hard to imagine that spring will soon be here!

Julie said...

I like your winter also, it is snowing and blowing here, can't wait for flowers.

A poll yesterday said it shows more and more people are giving up religion, I am not seeing that. Hopefully just the people taking the poll.

If not for God, then for who right.

Annette said...

what pretty flowers, and what an excellent post on being fed! and Gods love is just a colorful as those packages of food....if we just look in our hearts..

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Hi Amrita...our garden is waking up, it will briefly bloom, and then it will just die down and wait for the terrible heat and relentless sun to be over...*sigh*...

Got your package off to you, I hope it doesn't take too long to get there, there is a surprise inside!

Donetta said...

Sweetie I spent a couple of hours and fine tuned the blog, try it now. The first time will be slow to upload images but then on it should be much much faster. I left a post with instructions to pass on as to how we did it.
Love you.

Ash said...

Lovely colours!! Gorgeous!!

Amrita said...

Hi Dame Penni, hugs to you,

Hi Donetta, you are so sweet and quick to respond too.Thank you for making your blog slow-connection friendly. Fewer posts per page really helps us.....otherwise it tkaes so long to load and sometimes the computer snags up.

Also opening comments in a small window makes it easier to comment as we have to click twice on the full page window and then if I want to go back to the main page i have to re-load the page again.

Paresh Palicha said...

Those are real beautiful flowers.

It is very true dear, we interpret & bend the sayings of every holy book to suit our convenience. We don't even remember God unless we're in real distress.

Amrita said...

Thank you Presh.

Iys wise to go after the auhentic stuff rather then substitues.

KOSTAS said...

Splendid roses with marvellous nuances!
Very good post!

Dick said...

I love roses, but they won't grow in our garden. Nice pictures.

David said...

I like Chas. Swindoll also, and attended his church a few times.
there is something waiting for you in your email

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Amrita :)

It is amazing to see the blood red roses. They are a beauty to behold.

The advice with that package of Kurkure is very inspiring.

Best wishes :)

Technonana said...

Thanks for stopping by... Praying you are having a good day!!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
You have such wonderful flowers in your garden. The roses are so fantastic. I'm sure they are blooming so beautifully because of the love and care you showered on them just as those whom your life has touched are also blooming in the grace of God. Thanks for your post. God bless you always my friend.