Thursday, September 30, 2010


"Though the rain may fall and the wind be blowing,
And old and chill is the wintry blast;
Though the cloudy sky is still cloudier growing,
And the dead leaves tell that the summer has passed;

My face I hold to the stormy heaven,
My heart is as calm as the summer sea,
Glad to receive what my God has given,
Whate'er it be.

When I feel the cold, I can say, 'He sends it,'
And His winds blow blessing, I surely know;
For I've never a want but that He attends it;
And my heart beats warm, though the winds may blow"...Author Unknown

Saturday, September 04, 2010

God and I

(A quiet place in my room, with early morning sunlight..)

Getting ready to face a busy day and busy weekend...all in a good way, though, with family and friends gathering for a work day here at Serenity Farms. Good food and fun will be consumed and enjoyed. There is a welcome relief of cool fall air in the bright morning sunlight and as I gather myself for the day, I feel the call of God to my heart for some quiet time over a cup of coffee. Then a reminder from my morning devotional...

"Has thou ever pictured thyself the one remaining creature in the earth, the one remaining creature in all the starry worlds?....In such a universe thine every thought would be "God and I! God and I!" And yet He is as near to thee as that--as near as if in the boundless spaces there throbbed no heart but His and thine. Practice that solitude, O my soul.....Practice the stillness of thine own heart! Practice the solemn refrain "God and I! God and I!" Let none interpose between thee and thy wrestling angel! Thou shalt be both condemned and pardoned when thou shalt meet Jesus alone!" --George Matheson

And so my soul takes time to fill and refresh with God this morning and I am ready for the day. How about you?

I read this devotional online here - a wonderful resource!

(Green pastures at the farm, quiet woods and waiting cornfields....)