Rising Star

Rising Star

Why stand awed by the stars of the night,
Light from ancient bodies now demised?

Ponder instead about
that child on your lap,
Nesting warmly against your neck.

For even as he quietly slumbers,
This star is alive!
He rises with every passing hour.

~ D.F.

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“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”
~ Luke 2:52

Greeting

Greeting

Entering the Promised Land:

Years wandering, atoning.

A generation had seen its passing.

Dry eyes strain and old legs stumble.

Has the LORD set aside his loathing?

Beyond this mountain now,
come see,

His promise at last, sends greeting.

Bouquet

Bouquet

Do not afraid.

Set aside what age, knowledge and experience have long conspired to fill your mind and in so doing, killed off your childlike wonderment.

Then behold,
Where once you expect to see just another flower,

A delightful bouquet yet grows before you,
to refresh your spirit and heal your senses.

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“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth.”
~ Revelations 21:1

Photo:
A bouquet of different flowers growing from the same plant.

Counting It Right

Counting It Right

Count your gardens by the flowers,
Never by leaves that fall.

Count your days by golden hours,
Don’t remember the clouds at all.

Count your nights by stars, not shadows.
Count your life with smiles, not tears.

And with joy on every birthday,
Count your age by friends, not years.

~ Unknown Author