Thursday, April 24, 2008
New Blogs Found
So, I haven't blogged much in the past week and a half but I have found a bunch of new blogs to read! This takes less mind use on my part and provides more entertainment not just for me but for all of you who read my blog and use the links to read other people's stuff.
By the way, I am back to running again! And in that, I have been enjoying spring the past couple of weeks. First, we had the cherry blossoms. As they started falling, the dogwoods started blooming. Now the azaleas are also starting to bloom. Of course, with all the rain we've had the trees and bushes and everything around is turning lovely shades of green.
God is so creative! I love that we get to enjoy His creation and through this encounter can praise Him. As I look around at the budding earth, the blue sky and white clouds (sometimes gray!), to the hills in the distance, I see God's marvelous works and can't help but praise Him. The amazing thing is, we praise THE God who made all of these things, not the creation itself.
If I am running at the right time, which I seem to be doing every time for the past two weeks, I hear a man standing by the pond of the park, where there are great acoustics, singing some chants. I have no idea what he is saying or to what god he is praying or singing, but when I hear him I get bold and actually sing out loud, too! I am sure the ducks and turtles enjoy it. It is a strong reminder for me to pray for my friends here.
Just some ramblings for today!
(The picture is red azaleas in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto taken three years ago.)