This day

22 04 2011

Today is Good Friday, the day that cost God everything that we might gain all. In view of these mysteries, I posted some thoughts on God’s higher ways today at All the Church Ladies — a meditation in iambic tetrameter (because sometimes cadence lets the hard words whisper).

Today is also Earth Day. Outside my window I see potato plants in George’s garden, green leaves all aflutter in a frolicky wind, waving their joy for good fruit buried deep, waiting until the time is right for light to reveal hidden things — always, everywhere the edges of His ways if we only keep our eyes open. And how appropriate that today is also his birthday, this man who daily seeks to take up Good Friday’s cross and who gently loves this soil — stewardship of all Adam’s sons since the first potato plant danced in the garden.

Today also brings good gifts in the persons of three most loved ones, Luke, Sarah, and Naomi coming to celebrate the births of the father, the son, and this one (partying long-distance through skype) . . .

sweet Sparrow who turns one on Easter Sunday, when the dawn appears, the stone rolls away, and the Hallelujahs ring mightily throughout the land. Life, life, everywhere life!

Wishing you a wonder-full Good Friday filled with good gifts from the Always Good. This day that the Lord has made — oh, let us rejoice and be glad in it!


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22 04 2011
heartscape

Jeanne, the words–beautiful, the photos [especially of the church!!!]–stunning. Thanks for providing a space in my day for quiet reflection.

Jane

25 04 2011
jeannedamoff

Thank you, Jane! And you’re welcome. xo

22 04 2011
laura

Jeanne,
I just love your photography. Such a gorgeous Good Friday gift and I thank you. May your resurrection day be blessed with that special joy of His rising. Much love.

25 04 2011
jeannedamoff

Thank you, Laura! I hope you had a glorious resurrection celebration as well. Love to you.

22 04 2011
deb colarossi

It’s all a little too much,
and never enough…
love to you.

22 04 2011
Windows and Paper Walls

I totally agree with Deb!
Jeanne, did you write the poem? Love it…and in Nat’l Poetry month, too!

Love the pics and your gorgeous words, as always. XOXO

Cathy

25 04 2011
jeannedamoff

Thanks, Cathy. Yes, I wrote it. So glad you enjoyed the words and the photos. xo

25 04 2011
jeannedamoff

You make me smile. Always. xo

22 04 2011
Barbara Thayer

Thank you for sharing as always Jeanne. Pictures are worth a thousand words! Have a blessed Easter my friend!

25 04 2011
jeannedamoff

You’re welcome, Barbara. And thank you. I trust you enjoyed a beautiful Easter as well!

22 04 2011
Sandra Heska King

Beautiful, Jeanne.

I especially love this: . . . good fruit buried deep, waiting until the time is right for light to reveal hidden things — always, everywhere the edges of His ways if we only keep our eyes open.

And that Sparrow. Precious!

Rejoicing with gladness.

25 04 2011
jeannedamoff

Thank you, Sandra. And thanks for all the lovely meditations you’ve shared this Easter season. You’re a blessing.

Your comments are a gift. Please know I read each one with gratitude.

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