Thankful 30: Day 15–Flowers With Perseverance

I have joined Emily’s* 30 Day Challenge:

I’m challenging myself to post a picture every day during the month of November (30 Days To Be Thankful For) and to add a caption as to why I am thankful. — Emily

Day 15, November 15

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I am thankful for the last few flowers, struggling to bloom despite hard freezes, snow, and shrinking hours of sunlight.

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They illustrate perseverance.

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per·se·ver·ance

steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.  —Dictionary.com

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In spite of frosts that turned petals and buds to freeze-dried versions of their former blooming glories,

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in spite of being the only flowers on an entire bush to have survived, they bloom.  They persist.  I could use a little more of that kind of tenacity.

Couldn’t you?

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May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

2 Thessalonians 3:5  NIV

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Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:4  NIV

See Thankful 30 page for every day’s entry.

* name changed

Posted on November 15, 2013, in Thankful 30 and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love your sunflowers on this site and then these flower pictures! Beautiful site and I like your theme (similar to mine I think)!

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