"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

a splash in the night

It's 10:30 p.m. and I'm going to bed now.  I am allowing myself 10 minutes to write this post, download a picture and jump between the covers (I'll go between tonight, because it's cool and I've been outside for the past 2 hours!).  Today began at 10:30 a.m. and I popped back to the house for 45 minutes this afternoon before disappearing again into the evening.  So, although the day was full of goodness I want to share (in my brief self-allotted time) how my day ended.

It ended with a beautiful, clear, night sky full of stars, a creek, about 20 dear saints and 1 precious, obedient lover of Christ.  There was testimony, a splash, praise and rejoicing, and singing.  There were prayers, tears, hugs and more singing.  Oh yes, and flashlights.  Because this sweet soul decided to be obedient at 9:00 p.m.!

poem written for my brother, sister in law, and nephew
 for their baptism January 30, 2011

What a marvelous day is this 
As your decision leads you into the water
As you heed the call of Jesus, now!

What a marvelous path before you 
As you walk the path lit by His light 
Abandoning your way to His

What a joyous uproar
Resounds in Heaven
As the angels bear witness

And we alongside the waters
(We who know)
Rejoice in His goodness! 

Rejoicing!,  Debbie


  1. I slept between the covers last night, too...

    Thanks for recording the last waking hours of your day. That's pretty exciting! What a beautiful night it must have been.

  2. Just cause for celebrating and rejoicing!! And, the cool breeze, too. Debbie, I LOVE that photo! Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. So glad you had a joyful day! blessings ~tanna

  3. Thank you for sharing this special evening with us, your words make me see it all in heart. xo

  4. Bless the newly baptized.God is good!

  5. That would be the perfect ending to just about any day. Blessings on them. I love your poem.

  6. To God all praise and glory! Thanks for sharing with us, Debbie! :)


  7. What an amazing way to end a day! How exciting!

  8. Wow....that is instant obedience! How wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ohhh I am rejoicing with you all! And I know all of heaven is rejoicing too. PTL (((happy dance)))

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  10. Much cooler nights here too, Debbie. You write such beautiful poetry. xo,

  11. Do you know I am not religious, but I love to read your blog. What do I love ? I love your belief and I love how much you love.
    I feel that love inside me, it's just directed in a slightly different way, but it's love and love is everything to me.
    And,(oh goodness you may think I'm crazy ) when I was 4 years old I told my mum I had met Jesus in our garden. I'm not sure what she said to me. But I was a little obsessed with Jesus after that. Even so I have no leaning towards actual religion, but I do believe in Jesus and I am sure he was and is a most wonderful being full of love. So rejoice! I love it.xxx

  12. I love this!! That is exactly how it should be. I can only imagine the smile on God's face.

  13. How wonderful. This sounds like such a special thing to witness.

  14. What a beautiful evening that must have been!

    Our day was also beautiful...in a different way... but yet not so different. We said our good-byes to our friend who has passed on from this life to the eternal one. So while your friend was baptised as a symbol of death, our friend has experienced mortal death, but has put on immortality, and the symbol is no more!

    Love from your sister in His wonderful family,

  15. What a great day - and I LOVE the poem
    blessings on all of you


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