Seeking and Seeing

What do we do on a scorching hot end-of-summer day, when tempers are reflecting temperature? 
A 2-month string of days with 100+ on the thermometer gets to us all eventually. 
When it's too hot to garden, or play outside, or hike, or well, most any of the things we normally do when we are tired of being inside-  we head to one of our favorite places to see what beauty we can discover.
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A space with fans blowing cool, moist air, lots of green ...

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fountains! 

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trays and trays of crazy beauty- some lovely, some beautiful by virtue of downright weirdness!

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And what do my beautiful beauty-seekers choose from the myriad of offerings (for you know we must bring home a plant or two)? 

3 Living Stones

Living Stones (lithops)

Of all the plants, not only in the greenhouse but outside, my children choose these because they look like stones (another of their favorite collectible items). 

Amazing, this God of ours.
We go hunting for relief from the heat, a change of scenery, some new living thing for the home; and in our searching we find what we really need, the one thing that will bring the refreshment we are seeking, true beauty-  Him.

For there He is- right there in that tiny plant, just waiting for us to see Him:

4As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6For it stands in Scripture:

"Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."

1 Peter 2:4-6 (ESV)

He is there, wherever you may be today. 
Take a moment to really look ... seek and ye shall find

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Another of our favorite places we visited yesterday- oh the loveliness of all that yarn ... so many ideas (but that's another post)! 

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  1. You KNOW it's hot when a greenhouse (some call them hothouses) is a place to COOL OFF! lol

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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  2. Kim,
    HOT it is these days!
    But, even in the midst of searing heat and terrible drought, He is ever present. :)

    I'm not liking Blogger these days ... wouldn't even let me comment on my own post as "me" :( ... sigh.

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  3. We have stayed inside. It is nice with the air conditioning. Fall is coming. lol. Isabella

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