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Out in the Fields With God   4 comments

Out in the Fields with God

The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday
Among the fields above the sea,
Among the winds that play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.

The fears of what may come to pass,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the new mown hay,
Among the rustling of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born,
Out in the fields with God.

~ Louise Imogen Guiney ~

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Posted August 18, 2008 by Lana G! in Bible, God, Life, Photo, Photography, Poetry, Verse, Walking

Far From the Madding Crowd   2 comments

Far From the Madding Crowd
by Nixon Waterman

It seems to me I’d like to go
Where bells don’t ring, nor whistles blow,
Nor clocks don’t strike, nor gongs sound,
And I’d have stillness all around.

Not real stillness, but just the trees,
Low whispering, or the hum of bees,
Or brooks faint babbling over stones,
In strangely, softly tangled tones.

Or maybe a cricket or katydid,
Or the songs of birds in the hedges hid,
Or just some such sweet sound as these,
To fill a tired heart with ease.

It ’tweren’t for sight and sound and smell,
I’d like the city pretty well,
But when it comes to getting rest,
I like the country lots the best.

Sometimes it seems to me I must
Just quit the city’s din and dust,
And get out where the sky is blue,
And say, now, how does it seem to you?

Posted August 9, 2008 by Lana G! in Creation, Nature, Outdoors, Photo, Photography, Poetry

Saying A Prayer   2 comments

Saying A Prayer

When I kneel down
To say my prayer
Each word goes climbing
Up a stair
Of wind and air
To where
God sits
And listens and rejoices
In little children’s thoughts
And voices.

Rowena Bennett

Posted July 27, 2008 by Lana G! in Faith, God, Photo, Photography, Poetry, Prayer

Pensieve’s Poetic License – Spring Haiku   16 comments


Mid-month Every Month at PENSIEVE

I am participating in Pensieve’s Poetic License for April.  The challenge this month is a Spring Haiku!  Here is my haiku…

For more Spring Haiku delights, head on over to Pensieve!

The Legend of the Dogwood Poem   12 comments

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My  sister posted about the Legend of the Dogwood today and since I recently discovered that I had two Dogwood trees in my backyard, I decided to share this poem.  I never knew that these two trees were Dogwoods.  It gives me a new appreciation for this beautiful tree.  Even though it is just a legend,  I appreciate the reminder of my Savior’s sacrifice for me whenever I see these trees!

Blessings on you as we anticipate Resurrection Sunday!