Encouragement, poetry, Rest

A Place of Healing

A month or so ago, I woke up with the first two lines of a little poem running through my mind. The words stayed with me throughout the day, into the next, and began to expand. Over the course of several days, I found myself adding to and polishing the verses until they became a true poem. It pretty well captures the tenderness I felt from my God while I was sick.

His mercies are truly new every morning.

I want to share it with you today.

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GOD’S MEDICINE

 

My Maker lined a nest with love.

He bid me settle in.

Murmuring words of tenderness, 

He set my broken wing.

He fed me with the finest feast and

Quenched my thirsting soul with

Water from Eternal Springs until

My wing was whole.

More significant than mended bones

Was the work He did within to

Heal my weary, broken heart as 

I sat and talked with Him.

Whatever’s wrong, whatever hurts, 

I highly recommend you

Skip man’s feeble substitutes. 

Take it straight to Him.

 

 

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.    Isaiah 55:1
photograpy, poetry, winter

FIELDS OF GOLD

Somber morning, 
Dark clouds hang 
Low in northern sky. 
Beyond the river, 
Barely visible, 
A streak of light 
Kisses the hills. 
Below my ridge,
Drab fields and 
Bare, dark trees 
Stretch heavenward.

Until the sun arrives,

Spilling brilliant rays
Across the valley, 
Turning all to gold.


Isn’t that how it is some days? 

All looks dark and depressing until God rushes in and transforms the landscape of our circumstances.


Ariseshine, for your light has come, 
and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
Isaiah 60:1


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poetry, Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING THOUGHTS


I’m grateful for
AUTUMN and APPLES
For BEES, BOOKS and BOYS
For COUSINS and CHOCOLATE
For DAUGHTERS and DOLLS
For EAGLES, EGRETS and ELEPHANTS
For FRIENDSHIP and FRENCH FRIES  
(I like those a bunch.)
Thank you for GIRLFRIENDS, 
GRANDCHILDREN and 
long-necked GIRAFFES
For my HEALTH and 
A HUSBAND who still makes me laugh.
For INDIGO nights and INKY black cats,
For JUNE bugs and JUNK sales and 
Bright-colored JACKETS.
I give thanks for KITTIES and KITES, 
For LOVE NOTES and LEISURE,
For MOONBEAMS and MUSHROOMS, 
For NEPHEWS and NIECES.
I’m grateful for ORANGES and OPTIONS, 
For PRETTY PAPER and PENS,
For QUIET early mornings and 
QUILTS to snuggle in.
For RED breasted ROBINS and 
Bandit RACOONS
For SONS and 
SONGS to SING out of tune
For TALL Christmas TREES and 
TWINKLING lights
For VINEGAR, 
VEGGIES and 
VANILLA extract
For WARM WINTER fires, 
For X-RAYS and 
ZEBRAS.
For all this and more that 
You generously give us,

I Thank You, Lord God.


Taste and see that the Lord is good; 
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 34:8

#MondayMusings #Celebrations #Grateful

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