[God is a sun and shield]

When Spring arrived, the weather was often dull and dreary. I began dreading that this weather pattern might become a trend.  I remember a few Summers that didn’t feel like Summer at all. Constant grey days can wear on you, and a Summer that’s cool and gloomy feels almost torturous to someone who struggles with Seasonal Affective Disorder.  

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Summer is my reprieve.  Life becomes easier and more hopeful in the sunshine. (Well, usually.) Last Spring was the exception.  I was going through withdrawal as I switched from thyroid medication, that only made me feel worse, to my former medication. 

Normally, come Springtime, I enjoy filling my plant pots with flowers, but last year all that grew were weeds . (<— That story can be found right there, plus another short story about roots!)

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Because I was again struggling with health issues early this Spring, I wasn’t sure if I’d get my flowers planted. However, I pushed to get it done because I wanted to have something to enjoy, and I really felt that I needed to keep persevering.

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Just after I planted my potted flowers, we had a pretty good rainfall. I was glad that I’d watered my begonias sparingly!  

I watched the rain fall and hoped that it wouldn’t keep up too long. Begonias are a bit delicate. They begin to rot quickly when their over saturated.  I’ve had whole plants break right off, so I’m always careful to give them just what they need and no more.

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God’s the same way.  He may, for a time, withhold things for our good, but the good news is that He withholds no good thing from those whose walk is blameless. Aren’t you glad that through Jesus Christ we’re put right with God? (2 Corinthians 5:1-21)

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” –Psalm 84:11

Some bonus pics…

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There’s just somethin’ about a kitty sittin’ in a window… ❤

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Coleus! Oh and doesn’t the Powerwashed  concrete look great!?  It was worth the pain of shooting myself in the foot! (Hehe)

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Impatiens and some spiky plants, the name of which I don’t recall.

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A lady bug with racing stripes!  (I didn’t know that lady bugs came in different patterns and colours, but they do!)


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This green bug that tried to run away from me after I saved it from a spider web!  Hey come back!  I’m trying to get a picture of you!

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“Don’t bug me!”  Oh nice…

Have a listen to the song below.  It’s worth it. ❤  Jesus is worth the cloudy weather. Let’s continue to press on.

19 thoughts on “Mostly Cloudy with a Chance of Begonias

  1. Cute little bug..nice pictures!! I get a little down with the gray days too but I’m trying to make the most of those days by realizing being indoors allows me to catch up on and make more time for good reads, crafts, and blogging!!

  2. There couldn’t be any better way to share God’s Word today than through your story and lovely Begonias. Thank you so much for this morning (here in the Philippines) inspiration!

    1. Thank you. Hehe. Yes, I’m sure she believes it’s all hers. She sure doesn’t want to share it with any other cats, except her sister. But of course even they can get into a bit of a fight from time to time.

  3. Lovely pictures of your begonia plant! I love red flowers so much because they attract hummingbirds which are my favorite. Thanks Tina for sharing whatsoever things are lovely today. It’s healing.❤

    1. Oh! Thanks for reminding me! I never put my hummingbird feeder out, but last time I put it out, I didn’t see one hummingbird. 😦 I should try anyways. ❤

      1. Those adorable rascals are lightening fast for sure. I hope you try again. We live in the country so it’s flooded full of critters big and small. ❤

      2. True, but I’ve gotten first hand experience with scaring off black bears which is crazy. (Don’t put beef stew in crock pot at bedtime near the back door in May.) My advice for all.🤣🤣 😀

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