fresh and flourishing

I love how a couple of simple words can hold so much beauty and truth. I want my faith, my attitude, my marriage, my children, my home to be fresh and flourishing.

I am daily learning how good it is to be deeply rooted in the One who changes me. Who uses the desert places and the rain for my good. He is the one who gives the most beautiful gifts: love, hope, joy, peace. Those are the things I want to be rooted in. 

The righteous flourish like a palm tree and grow like a cedar ... they are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. Psalm ninety-two twelve and thirteen