Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blue Butterfly #3 - Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella

"God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory."  -  Phillipians 4:19

I love rainy days.  The earth is washed and it gives our souls a chance to be washed also.  On rainy days we are often forced to change plans and to be still.  It is a good time for reflection as we busy ourselves with the tedious "stuff of life" that we easily avoid when we are too busy doing other "stuff."  It started raining this morning so I decided to face some dreaded closets and drawers.  Cleaning out closets actually cleaned out some cobwebs in my mind.  I actually got inspired.  So I headed to my computer to write.

The butterfly picture above was sent to me by my new friend Annie in Nashville, Tennessee.  It arrived on a day I needed to see an extra bit of glory from our Lord.  I was going through a valley at the moment and when I saw this pic I burst into tears.  I was reminded of God's promise to us that when we ask for something he always gives us so much more than we could imagine.  It's funny how God uses other people to bring us angel moments.

Yes, the butterflies continue to come!  The other day I saw my first real live blue butterfly on my back deck.  I rushed inside to grab my I-phone camera and some honey to dab on my hand.  I placed a tiny flower petal next to it hoping it would light on my hand.  It came within inches but flew away as I clicked my camera.  I just knew it was Johnny saying hello.  Also, just an hour ago my TV turned itself on and freaked me out.  I figured that was Johnny too.  After all - it's football season again!  Any day is a good day for a miracle.

What miracle are you looking for today?  Keep your eyes wide open and it will appear - often in the most unexpected places.  Maybe you will be a part of someone else's miracle.  Those are the best of all.


  1. So glad I clicked over to the blog today. I'm behind on my blog readings! Glad to see that my picture made the blog and made your day as well! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the phone call I got from you the other day! I saved it on my phone! It was awesome- just the enthusiasm that I needed! I hope all is well with you and I hope you have many more blue butterfly moments in the days to come!

    Love you!

  2. This made my day. Butterfly moments.