Friday, June 15, 2012

Can I Brag about God?!

Linking up with Soule Mama {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A few photos - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Every once in a while I feel inspired to do a little "unit study"  See my Posts: Volcanoes, Birds and Bees to see what I mean and get ideas.  A few weeks ago I mentioned to a few friends of mine that I wanted to do a caterpillar study with my kiddos.  We have never watched the miracle of metamorphosis that takes place first hand, so I thought it would be fun for Drew and Emma (and me!).  My friend Holly said, "I have a friend who gives me flowers every year that butterflies lay their eggs on, and we hatch them and get to watch the whole process for free."  I thought, "That is awesome, that would be neat to have someone do that for me!"  Then I started to think how I could order a butterfly kit or something.  

A few weeks went by and I forgot about the study I wanted to do.  We decided to list our house so my days were busy keeping it clean and finding things to do away from home while there was showings.  Since I wanted to make my house seem fresh I had fresh flowers everywhere!  About a week after placing some flowers in my bud vases I was about to throw them away and get fresh ones, but they still looked "ok" so I left them, and I am SO GLAD that I did!  The next morning I came out and discovered 2 small black caterpillars on one of the flowers.  I heard God whisper to me "You may have forgotten about your desire to watch caterpillars grow, but I didn't."  He is good!  Of all the flowers I could have picked?!

I am so thankful that He cares about the little things.  I always have flowers in my vases, and I have never once had caterpillars on any of them.  It "just so happened" that 3 weeks after I wanted to have someone give me flowers with caterpillar eggs, that someone did!  It wasn't a friend, it was my God.  I am so thankful he gives us the desires(secret whispers) of our hearts, even when we sometimes forget, He never does!  The way He loves me is like no other.  I don't know if you know the Lord, but I encourage you to seek Him out.  God is truly awesome, and it is written that " If you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul."  Deut 4:29  If you truly seek Him you will find Him and He is waiting for you!

I would love to hear about your surprise from God! 

The caterpillars are black swallowtail and here is a bunch of information on them:


  1. lovely little moments captured! Have a great weekend.

  2. I love the curiosity in their faces, wonderful capture of a great moment!

    Here is ours, a birthday wish with friends.

    Have a great weekend!


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