I'm in Charge of Celebrations

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Today I am celebrating--as I do most every day.

I am celebrating one of the best books I've ever read.

Sure some might think it a children's or juvenile's book but the

lesson learned from it is good for all.

Reading this book will make you want to go out in your yard or neighborhood and look for things to celebrate--and I promise you, you will not be disappointed--by the book or by what you find on a nature walk.  

This book just happens to celebrate the mysterious beauties of the desert.
I've been in the deserts of Arizona and I concur wholeheartedly with the author's amazement and celebration of life and beauty there.

Today I am celebrating the azaleas that are in bloom in my front yard--I think about nine bushes of these luscious peachy flowers.

I am celebrating the yellow jasmine which grows over an arbor in my front side yard.  I'm sure it has thousands of blooms.  Saturday one of our neighbor's sons who was headed to prom used it for a backdrop for his prom picture.

And a huge George Taber azalea in the far corner of my back yard.

But most of all, I am celebrating the One who made all of this possible--our Heavenly Father!

For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible-- 
Col. 1:16a, English Standard Bible  

Saying a prayer for the victims of the tragedy in Boston--God help us all--especially the families of those affected--

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