Renewed day by day

I took this photo of our backyard on Christmas evening, 2004.

I took this photo of our backyard on Christmas afternoon in 2004.

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”  2 Corinthians 4:16, NIV

The barren winter landscape, even when accented with snow, is a stark and sometimes sad contrast to the lush flowering of just six months prior.  Yet underground, much is going on as the plants that look still and dormant are being invisibly fed the nutrients that will enable them to flourish with new life when spring comes again.  May we remember not to lose heart in the cold months when growth is not obvious.  Despite our inability to see it, we are inwardly renewed on a daily basis as we feed our minds and souls on words of life, truth and faith.

One year ago today

Not a has been

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Good morning, Julia!
    I agree: we grow what we feed. Prayers for a great feast of blessings for you and Matt!

    • Thank you Susan. I hope we will ALL pray for divine mercies for all the world in 2021!

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