I’m Sandra Meyer and welcome to my blog containing meditations, my nature photographs, poems and longer articles. Please feel free to check out whatever you like and continue to return as I update the site often.
I see life flowing in a circle because God remains with me whatever I am doing. Therefore, I don’t only think about my Lord when I’m at church, but I’m amazed as I watch birds or flowers and see the inner beauty and how each has its own niche where it prospers but outside of that, it struggles. For instance, my front porch is very shady, so I know not to put sun-loving plants on it. Some birds eat mainly insects and others primarily feed on seeds, so I realize robins won’t come to my feeder. People also do better in their niche; for instance solitary individuals don’t work as well surrounded by others. They need quiet to do their best. In my opinion, we all do well when our niche centers on God and His will for us. Whatever our occupation, we realize fulfillment in our lives as we reach our highest potential.
My binoculars enable me to watch birds closely and they show colors that you don’t see with the naked eye, for instance pale pinks and purples on the gray-looking doves. Likewise, when we look more closely at people, we see valuable traits in them we don’t see with a quick glance. In the same way, the closer we study the Bible, the more we’re enabled to apply its practical aspects to our own lives.
For many years I’ve written Christian meditations, some of which I share on this blog, adding new ones as I write them. Becoming more Christ-like challenges me to live so that my family and friends see God in my attitudes and actions. I hope to inspire you as I share the lessons I’ve learned along the way. One way to self-check is to discover if the Fruit of the Spirit grows in our lives. Check out this important list in Galatians 5:22-23.
Nature Photographs, I call “God’s Artistry,” contribute a large part to this blog. As I said on the Home Page, nature shows us God’s beauty and majesty. Flowers, birds, animals and natural scenery might interest children who can’t understand the meditations, as well as adults who enjoy the photographs simply for what they are. While I love my children and grandchildren dearly, my blog isn’t the best place for their pictures, although God certainly had a hand in their development.
As a result of much prayer and friends’ requests, in 2013 I wrote a book of meditations titled WORDS OF WORTH: Meditations to Enhance Your Faith. Daily God contains devotionals written afterward the book but does contain some of those poems. Amazon carries this e-book; find a discussion of it on its own page in the blog.
My husband of more than 50 years and I are native to the Texas Gulf Coast, and after being away for 24 years, enjoy living here again. We have four grown children and their families, whom we appreciate and delight in visiting. We also like nature photography, traveling to Rockport, Texas, to view many humming birds and whooping cranes. Our favorite vacation destinations are Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
As I write articles and meditations, my thought always is to glorify my Lord Jesus Christ and Father God, never to make anyone feel like I know all the answers, for I certainly do not. I don’t nearly measure up to Paul, but I say with him:
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:12-14 NIV).
My prayer for you: Father, I pray You will encourage and bless each one who visits this blog with more knowledge of You and more love for You. Help each of us to glorify You and our Lord Jesus Christ in all we say and do. In His precious and holy name I pray. Amen.