It was last Fall when Jenifer, publisher of Woman to Woman approached me, and asked if I would consider one of my photos on the cover of their no profit magazine. Well, I am no photographer, but love to shoot things that just speak to me, my heart. My answer was of course, I’d be honored. I told her to look through my photos, and a few months later we got back together. She and I both had been pretty busy, and no photo was decided at this time in late December. I then started sending her photos from my files of Springs passed.. When I came upon this one, no it is not your typical beautiful flower we all ewww and ahhh over. But the minute I took a second look I was reminded why I took it in the first place. Out in the middle of a pasture when Mr Shabby and I had headed for some adventure, last Spring.
It came to me as I looked closer, I could see the new life opening up, that while at first glance, it seemed just a weed.. Then the more I looked at it, I could just hear Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made every thing beautiful in its time: also he has put eternity in men’s hearts, so that no man can find out the work that God does from the beginning to the end. I took my camera from around my neck, and took a few shots.. So many times we just simply pass right by and never see what beauty God has right before us.
To me, this weed is proof that God stays true to his word.. It’s a weed, that stands alone, for life it needs the water, the sun, the soil, that God provides. How amazing is our God. So it was no surprise to me that Jenifer picked this photo, when she too could have chosen any number of my spring photos. From beautiful tulips, hydrangeas, daffodils, cherry blossoms, but she picked the one that spoke to me, to my heart. I say that is pretty amazing, since she had no idea why I took it, and how it spoke to me.. It was only after she picked it that I told her of my encounter with the verse for this one.. So how awesome that they added the verse as well, to the back cover.. If you would like this issue, or 12 issues, please check out these wonderful christian women at http://www.w2wministries.org/p/order-woman-to-woman-magazine.html .. I would like to thank them for allowing me to grace this cover for the Spring Issue. Springtime is mine, and my Mother’s favorite time of the year.