Archive | October 2015

bliss

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Every leaf speaks bliss to me fluttering from the Autumn tree. ~ Emily Jane Bronte

Photo: Marge McCoy

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beautiful

beautiful

“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.”
– Albert Schweitzer
~ Job 5:9
God performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

Photo by Cleve Sylcox

delicious autumn

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Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

[Letter to Miss Eliot, Oct. 1, 1841]”
― George Eliot

Photo by Marge McCoy

flag unfurled

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The Flag Unfurled

I always do
Each morning when I leave my porch
I think of you

The path you chose to take
The sacrifice that you make
Each day
No matter how the wind has blown
This flag upon my porch

No matter how I might run late
No matter what may lie ahead
I take the time to unfurl my flag

The flag I hung out of respect
The flag that you have served

To know the mission of one’s life
To bear the burden of that strife
Dear God please help me always know
That deep within this tired breast
My faith has been so firmly laid
Upon Thy rock

And now
When faith has grown so dim
Please place Thy blessing upon him,
My son

The one that chose to serve the land
The able bodied one, the man
Please bless the soul that now seeks rest
Upon my son I pray be blest
As I unfurl my flag

Poem and photo by Carol Allen

Where He Leads Me

Where He Leads

Where He Leads Me

I can hear my Savior calling,
I can hear my Savior calling,
I can hear my Savior calling,
“Take thy cross and follow, follow me.”

Refrain:
Where he leads me I will follow,
where he leads me I will follow,
where he leads me I will follow;
I’ll go with him, with him all the way.

I’ll go with him through the garden,
I’ll go with him through the garden,
I’ll go with him through the garden,
I’ll go with him, with him all the way.
(Refrain)

He will give me grace and glory,
He will give me grace and glory,
He will give me grace and glory,
and go with me, with me all the way.
(Refrain)

Text: E.W. Blandy
Music: John S. Norris
Audio: Stephen Sollars
Photo: Marge McCoy