Sunday, June 13, 2010

Getting Ready For a Blue-tiful Season: My Blog's New Layout

I had been thinking before of changing the lay-out and header image of my blog, however, with too many pictures to choose from in my files, I get confused as to which picture to use. But tonight, choosing a new theme for my blog just came in a snap. This new blog's lay-out and theme somehow is the result of the peacefulness that set in my heart after a week of turbulence, a week of fire and ice working together in me.  After several days of reflection, I go back to these assuring words that has always moved me along......
 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" - Romans 8:28
When I am in doubt, I go back to embracing and trusting these words that all things work together, work together for good. Taking inspiration from our Mother Nature, who has been through many tests of times, yet for every tests, she continues to show the beauty and the reason why we have to go through some unforgiving forces. Observing her makes us learn that life's cycles of change and stability are integral part of our growth and developing strength in our character. Though I have so many nature pictures to represents this, but I chose Crater Lake National Park for my background, and Mono Lake State Tufa Reserve for my header.
Somehow, they are the pictures that speak to me right now, pictures of extreme peacefulness, pictures of inspiring beauty left behind after so many harsh tests in time. Pictures of trust, of hope, of the promise of a beautiful life despite the passing of many storms.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sealed With a Kiss

How joyful it is
To feel your loving presence
How blessed I am 
Receiving your healing touch
Your gentle whisper
Assures me of your great love
You give me strength
To grow, and be on my own
Mom, I promise you this
Though time and fate may separate us 
But your greatest love
In my heart is forever sealed with a kiss!

~ Betchai~

* all pictures in this post were taken from La Jolla Children's Pool*