Saturday, May 2, 2009

Nine doves lighted in the yard today like angels. They were so beautiful..Grey with hints of black. They ate off the white stones I have out front , with the Blackbirds and the sparrows. These same Doves often Coo mournfully outside my kitchen window. Cardinals flitted in and out of the other birds as they ate. The Cardinals, being the most mannerly of all the birds, will often fly off when other birds come to feed and wait until they are gone before they feast.

I hear them in the trees whistling, "Purty, purty... as they wait.
These beautiful birds, with their blood red bodies and midnight black beaks stand out in the green of the trees so magnificently.

Every time I go outside lately I have began to close my eyes when I sit in my chair . That way I can really tune in to the individual bird sounds. The blackbirds have so many songs. They delight my heart ...

The Sparrows with their shy sweet ways and dust bathes make me laugh. Nature can cheer my heart quicker than anything. It soothes my troubled spirit and brings me a sense of closeness with God.

Wishing you all a great weekend.

xoxo Nita

Today's song, Colors by Amos Lee

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Monday, April 27, 2009

There was a woman who had a vine that grew on her trellis for 15 years.

But in all those 15 years that vine would not bloom. It would not bloom when she fed it fertilizer.

It would not bloom for her even though she caressed its leaves while she watered it.

It would not bloom even though she spoke to it everyday.

But the woman feed the birds and she talked to them. And they loved her. They saw her pain because the vine would not bloom and one day they decided to speak to the vine.

The Cardinal started. " Vine the woman cares for you please bloom for her."

The sparrow was second. " Vine she comes out in the heat and waters you. She speaks to you. Please bloom for her."

The Blackbird was third." Vine I have seen her lovingly trim your branches and tie your loose vines up so that your branches would not be pulled off by the children walking by. Please bloom for her.

The vine thought of these things. For all things are alive and have thoughts...
She thought of how the birds loved the woman . And how the birds made her happy by making their nests in her branches. How their songs filled her heart with happiness.
Because of the birds pleas, the vine bloomed for the woman. She filled the branches with blossoms that hung to the ground.

And huge bumble bees drank the nectar from her flowers. And from that day forward the vine bloomed. She never knew how much her life meant to others until the day the birds came.

Your life means so much..Your blooms or lack of blooms affects those around you. So bloom..

Nita Barrow- Zimmerman

Tonight's song
Circle Game by Joni Mitchell
1st video, pick a clip


I have been reading about the race to contain the Swine Flu. I think it is on every body's mind.

I have also been reading some scriptures this morning and wanted to share them. I hope they comfort you like they did me..

Psalm 91:14-15

14 The Lord says, "If someone loves me, I will save him. I will protect those who know Me.
15 They will call to me, and I will answer them.
I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue them and honor them.

When it is our time to go we will go. But God takes the sting of death away from us. I have had many deaths in my family. And fought many health battles. But we can't live in fear of dying. It robs us of being able to live.

Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor demons nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hebrews 10:35-36

35 Do not lose the courage that you had in the past. It is a great reward. 36 You must hold on, so you can do what God wants and receive what He has promised.

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God..

Psalm 91:4
He will protect you like a bird spreading its wings over its young. His truth will be like your armor.

Psalm 75:1

God, we thank you.
We thank you because you are near.
We will tell about the wonderful things You do.

Psalm 3:3

But, Lord, You are are my shield.
You are my wonderful God who gives me courage.

Job 9: 10

God does wonderful things that people cannot understand.
He does so many miracles they cannot be counted.

I am saying a prayer today for everyone reading this that God comforts your heart.

xoxo Nita

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sometimes we can become so commercialized that we lose the true essence of who we are.

Celestial Seasonings always had very sweet illustrations on their tea boxes. They also had poems on the back and sides of the box.

Truthfully, I like the tea, but I really bought their tea for the poems and illustrations. The boxes were quaint and humble and they made me want to purchase them.

Sometimes we get to the point of where we think we need to change our "packaging".
We think we need to be more like someone other than us.. When really our appeal are those quirky and quaint things about us.

Most people don't want commercialization they want realness.

They want authenticity... I know I do.

Be real.

Be who you really are. Flaws and all.

Like yourself for you and others will too.

xoxo Nita

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Pick out one person a day to encourage.

Please pray for the protection of Israel.
And for the Jewish people who live there. May God give them the strength they need to defeat their enemies.
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”
—G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936); writer, critic
"There will come
a time
when you believe
everything is finished.
That will be the beginning."
Louis L'Amour

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next;
virtue is doing it."
David Star
exert from
The Philosophy of Despair
It is never too late to be who you might have been.
George Eliot
Friendship is a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
~Wishes are free~
So why not make one?
Psalm 138:7

Though I am surrounded by troubles, my God will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. He will clench His fist against my angry enemies! His Power will save me. The Lord will work out His plans for my life- for His faithful love endures forever.

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