Weeping Cherries

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Wedding Bells! March 20, 2008

Filed under: Seasons — Jen @ 3:05 pm
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Saturday, March 15th, 2008, my little brother got married! I can remember when he was just a little tyke in suspenders jumping around at my dance class. He has always had the deepest voice, even as a child he was very much the “little man”. I say little in reference to his age because let me just tell you my ‘little’ brother towers over me at around 6 foot (I’m a measley 5′ 1″). It is hard to believe that little “Jon Jon” is now married but I can not imagine a more wonderful wife and am so happy that God has blessed them with each other to lean on. I love you little brother! Congrats!
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hembree
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Psalms 1:2-4 March 1, 2008

Filed under: The Fruit of the Spirit — Jen @ 12:15 pm
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Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom.
(Pslams 1:2-4-The Message)
I was reading this morning Psalms 1:2-4 and the imagery of this verse jumped out at me. I am to be a tree, firmly rooted in the soil of God’s Word. The streams might rush around me, and the wind might shake my branches but if I am firm in Christ I will never drop a leaf and bear fresh fruit- always in blossom.
Of course, even the word blossom puts the image of a cherry blossom in my head and to me it is such a thing of beauty that it humbles me to think that only God can produce such beauty in my life. Apart from Him, I am nothing. I can not fabricate fruit or beautiful blossoms. This reminds me of the verse John 15:5 where it talks about abiding in Christ to bear much fruit.
I am going to be working on a piece of art that represents this for me but until it is finished I wanted to share this picture of a “tree woman” with you. Being a visual person, it is comforting for me to picture myself as a tree rooted in Christ and exciting to picture the fruit that bursts forth as a result of that soil!