"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


19 comments:

  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.

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  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

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

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  4. Bless the newly baptized.God is good!

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

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

    ~Lisa

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

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

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

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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

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  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

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

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

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  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,
    Cheryl

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

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