Sunday, May 1, 2011

nature calls. and so do finals.

so. i have a thing for flowers. trees. sunshine. grass. fresh air. nature in general.

spring is such a hard time of year. it's also a favorite. the hard part is that spring calls for final exams, and at the same time the earth is coming back to life. and i'm telling you, i cannot stay away from it. so studying outside has been my combination of the two, but sometimes i get a little distracted....hehe. enjoy les photos. :)
buttercups.  :)
weeds. i think they're pretty.  :)
handiwork of Papaw.  :)
honey suckles. that one tiny drop of sweet nectar was always so hard to get. i once tried to fill a jar with it. that didn't work out. :P

the storm is over. but the affects of it will last for months. maybe even years. please keep those who have lost their homes, everything they ever owned, and even their loved ones, in your prayers. 

my family wasn't affected, so it's hard for me to imagine what those people are going through. but i know it's not easy. not at all. i've seen so much destruction and ruin, and it's heartbreaking. 

if you're looking for ways to help, the Salvation Army is the place to go if you live in or around Cleveland. they're in need of volunteers and/or donations. bread, peanut butter, jelly, diapers, water, work gloves, and anything else that you feel you should donate. 

yet through all of the loss and devastation, God has a plan. He knows what He's doing. if you were one not affected by the tragic storm, be thankful for His protecting arms. 

"'Peace! Be still!' And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, 'Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?' And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, 'Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?'"

Mark 4:39-41