Beyond Borders

courage. faith. action.



The falling. Long since gone. The stagnant sloughed. The cold of winter enters, and the world lies dormant. Waiting for new life. Then it happens. Spring in all it’s glory comes and paints its color across the gray backdrop of winter.

The Whites. The Yellows. The Pinks. Unfolding. Breathing life back into the dormant. And in one deep breath it appears bold and fresh. The green. Life bursting forth. Renewed.

The blade that tickles your toes…

The leaves that bough shade in the warmth of the afternoon…

Where treetops touch sky…

and sun trickles in the setting…

Green. The simple reminder of in Him we are made new.

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21

By His grace alone,

This post is linked to the color your world challenge. If you would like to join in click the photo below…

are you ready to join in the color challenge?

1. may’s color is green! (other linky dates and colors)

2. take green… interpret it how you want using whatever medium you want.

3. write a blog post about it.

4. grab the ‘color your world’ button to display on your blog or link back to the linky.

5.  link up your blog post (not your blog). link will stay open through sunday, may 6th at 11:59 pm cst.

‘color your world’ is a monthly linky hosted by…

jennifer @ studio jru
jen @ i believe in love
stephanie @ beyond words designs

Author: Shelly Richardson

A stay at home mom, married to my best friend, who loves like Jesus. Together we have four beautiful daughters. One biological, one adopted and two by way of marriage. Our 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome when she was 6 years old and our youngest was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old. I have dealt with chronic illness most of my life and at times has been debilitating. It is through this illness and the special needs of our children that drew us closer to God. Beyond Borders is the place where I write out my story of living beyond my borders. A place to share of God’s love and grace, His mercy and sovereignty, and what that looks like in my own little world of chronic illness and autism. A place where courage and faith intersect and He moves me to action. My hope in writing is that you find something that inspires you. Encourages you. Makes you smile.

8 thoughts on “Green

  1. Love your words. We used to live in Connecticut and I always loved the green of spring after such a long, cold winter. Love how you captured those blades of grass!

  2. Your writing is so beautiful Shelly. Where treetops touch sky… love that! It is all such a great reminder that in HIM we are made new. Such pretty photos too! Thank you so much for joining us for ‘Color Your World’ this month! 🙂

  3. love the verse you chose… so fitting!!!

  4. Your words are so beautiful and the image they create flows like a song. Wow, I can’t wait to the next link up to see what you come up with.

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