"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

Friday, May 31, 2013

all there is and it's everything

Today I just want to hold each moment as I wonder "is this ever going to get old?"  Of course I know the answer.  No... it's not.  Forever and for eternity it will grow more sweet and embracing and real. Anyone who has tasted life without understanding and then tasted that the Lord is good understands what I'm talking about.  Anyone who has not dipped into the everlasting Well Of Life needs to know...  Needs to know that we are 'in the world but not of it' ~ just as quickly as we believe.  That when we offer ourselves as living sacrifices consecrated to Him, joy and peace and purpose are ours.  Old things pass away and our vision (though still looking through a glass darkly) is cleared.  And abundance is our inheritance.  

My Jesus
Debbie Penington May 30, 2013

Let me always trust in thee
let my comfort always be
the truth I know, not what I see
My Compass

As I walk I learn and wonder
that you turned my sin asunder
 Mighty One who claps the thunder
My Fortress 

Peace, elation in great measure
Truth and Manna, wondrous treasure
giver of embracing pleasure
My Jesus

Blessings, Debbie


  1. How true, we are in this world but not of it. Our soul is restless until it rests in the Lord.

    Have a blessed weekend.

  2. This is beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing, this poem.

  3. Very nice poem.

  4. Beautiful poem! God has given you a wonderful gift for writing. :)

  5. Beautiful poem, Debbie. My daughter's school has an exchange student from China. He just heard of Jesus from being here at the school, and he is amazed and so in love with Jesus! Amazing to think of how that first time of hearing would be!

  6. I like your prose just as well as your poem. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful thoughts and your lovely photography!

  7. Lovely Debbie and I love your thoughts and your photos.

  8. Very beautiful !!!!
    Have a great day.

  9. That's a wonderful verse, and a wonderful post.

  10. What pretty flowers and no it never gets old!

  11. Beautiful..Thank you, Debbie..

  12. Wonderful poetry and thoughts. Blessings to you, today.

  13. Beautiful! I love your poem!! And the grace of God is truly wondrous, no it never gets old! What are those flowers? They are just lovely!!

  14. Such a beautiful and spot on poem, Debbie. I've been going back through catching up to my last visit and this poem... and your sentiments just take my breath. Oh, yes. Amazing Grace.

    The two sweaters are just fabulous! Your zipper adventure sounds like something I would experience. ;) Well done. And, the chickens are really working that raised bed. LOL!

    Your photos are all wonderful... especially of the Culmination. blessings ~ tanna

  15. the continuity of wonder is a glorious thing!!


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