“I may be speaking to some who can say, with an emphasis, that they oftentimes find great crops of thistles springing up in their hearts, and they have to keep the sickle of sacred mortification going to cut them down, and they try if possible to dig them up by the roots. But thus it is; you cannot expect a perfect life of happiness in an imperfect world Eke this. No; your Savior carried the cross, and you will have a cross of some kind or other to carry after him. ??Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee.?? Spurgeon, C. H.

Sunlit Carpet of Green

The Santa Teresa Hills in the Springtime

This view is a daily visit for my dog and I. During the summer, the hills are golden brown. During the springtime they display a carpet of green. I'm continually captivated by the various ways morning sun, peaking over the eastern hills, lights up the green hillside.