The Replenishing Power of Bluebonnets & Graphic for You

Laurie Cole POSTED BY Laurie Cole
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Last week’s Front Porch Friday (a little peek at my vegetable garden) was all about 3 John 2 and the importance of replenishing our souls. Being in my garden replenishes me. When my hands are in the dirt, my heart engages with God.

But yesterday, I saw something coming up in one of my flower gardens that also replenishes me.


These little beauties are the state flower of Texas. Bluebonnets have the power to transform miles and miles of our highways into a magical, jaw-dropping garden display — and photo op.

Seriously, Texas drivers pull off the roads, park on the shoulder, jump out of their cars, run right into the big middle of bluebonnet patches, plop themselves down, and take pictures of themselves. It is a once-a-year Texas tradition. We brake for bluebonnets . . . and we are replenished.

Spring is near and bluebonnet season is just around the corner here in Texas. So, I was inspired to create a little graphic for you marrying 3 John 2 with soul-replenishing bluebonnets. Hope you like it.



Now, I have a question for YOU:

As Spring begins to arrive where you live, what flower, bird, blossom, etc. replenishes you? Please post your answer in the comments. Can’t wait to hear from you!

Your sister,




Laurie Cole is the President of Priority Ministries and the author of six Bible studies for women: There is a Season, The Temple, Beauty by The Book, Beauty by The Book for Teens, Warrior Princess, and Are You a Disciple? A frequent speaker at women's events, find out how to invite Laurie to speak at your event.

7 comments on “The Replenishing Power of Bluebonnets & Graphic for You

    ccham1804@aol.com' Cindy says:

    Oh Laurie how I miss the bluebonnets and Indian paint brush inTexas where my family lived for 10 years. We are back home in Mississippi and the azaleas are in full bloom along with our beautiful camellias. The cardinals are beginning to show signs of building new nests and we wait patiently to see our hummingbirds return. It truly is astounding all the beauty God has created for us.

    mom.rose.h@gmail.com' Rose says:

    I’ve never seen Indian paint brush except in pictures but I really like them too. And I love hummingbirds. They seem to love our phlox but we only see them mostly in mid to late summer here in Central Virginia.

    shirley.phares@genlp.com' Shirley Phares says:

    As much as I love bluebonnets, we don’t see too many of them in the Houston area. What signals spring to me, and refreshes my soul and uplifts my spirit, are azaleas and redbud trees. For flowers, I love daffodils and any type of lilies. As far as birds, it is the cardinal. I love seeing their bright red plumage, but I also love their, for want of a better description, family connectedness. I have watched out my window as a pair, male and female, ate the seeds which I put out for them. First the male would stand guard while the female ate, then they would reverse roles, each watching out for the other. It reminds me of how both husbands and wives, as well as we Christians, should be looking out for each other.

    mom.rose.h@gmail.com' Rose says:

    My favorite spring flower is the deep purple crocus. They’re a simple flower growing low to the ground and seem to pop out so early, they always surprise me! Blues and purples are my favorite colors in flowers so your Texas bluebonnet has already captured my heart. Love to you all!❤

    yourauntdeb@yahoo.com' Deb H says:

    Deep purple crocus popping up through the last snows of winter–a lovely sight only God can create using vivid purple against the pure white snow!!! Like you, I love blues and purples. I think I would be in awe of the Texas bluebonnets. Revelation 21: 19-20 tells us that we will see sapphires and amethysts in the New Jerusalem, along with so many other beautiful gems. I can hardly wait to praise our Lord and behold heaven’s beauty.

    sheryle@embarqmail.com' Sheryle Frederic says:

    Daffodils!! They always take me back to William Wordsworth’s “I wandered lonely as a cloud…this is the “Replenishing part of the poem for me:
    I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
    What wealth the show to me had brought:

    For oft, when on my couch I lie
    In vacant or in pensive mood, 20
    They flash upon that inward eye
    Which is the bliss of solitude;
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils.

    sheryle@embarqmail.com' Sheryle Frederic says:

    And I’d like to add, Laurie, that your “Replenish” Front Porch last week touched me and made me think all week about “replenishing” and I even shared your thoughts with a few others. A simple word, but impactful!! Thank you.

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