This beautiful sketch was done by “The Crazy Bag Lady”. I really enjoy viewing her sketches, and reading about her travels. Here is the link to the post where you can read about this sketch: https://bulanlifestyle.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/sketch-of-the-day-no-562-in-my-moleskine-artjournala-jar-of-beautiful-peony-flowers-with-positivequote-love-is-the-flower-youve-got-to-let-grow-john-lennon/
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:4-9 KJV
Whenever I see a peony in bloom I always ask myself, “Theresa, why don’t you have one of these?”. Then I begin to read about their growing requirements, and get a little intimidated. I don’t like growing things that eventually need to be divided. Peonies also need a dormant season where the ground gets pretty cold for a specific amount of time. I won’t try to give any advice, except to read up on them in order to know which ones are the easiest to grow in your particular area, and follow the instructions the best that you can.
Peonies are definitely ‘lovely’. They remind me of old fashioned flower gardens, and poetry and children’s stories. They remind me of wholesome things.
“Peony” by Theresa Anne Moore
P eacefully standing, or gracefully leaning
E ach moment near her I’m gladly receiving
O bvious reminders of all that He brings
N o other but Jesus can offer these things.
Y es, a peony inspires believing.
This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).
Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.
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