He fills the longing soul with good things. Ps. 107:9

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Bountiful

It is a comforting morning - neither rainy nor bright. "Cloudy" - but in a quiet and gentle way. Some would say dreary. I prefer Cozy.



His mercies are new every morning.



I pause and drink under the quiet spout of overflowing mercies.
  • Quiet, comforting sounds of Windham Hill's Thanksgiving collection.
  • "Mommy, I spelled my name on the computer!" kaissa/
  • Tiny hands kneading bisquick dough - forming spirals of cinnamon goodness

At first glance, it may look like a dwelling-place that is less than spectacular. But look again.


      • Chubby squirrels scamper with their bounty
      • Blood-Red tulips piercing the morning with cheer



      • Spring bunny with cotton-ball tail

      • Beautiful dog couple softly sleeping

      This place - this morning - is spectacular. Quietly spilling out bounty and goodness and beauty. Beauty that could be taken for dreary clouds, cinnamon mess on floor, muddy kennel to clean. But this morning those things gently sing of Creator. Of deep Peace. Of quiet joy.

      I think of my stateside friends who need this morning's daily mercies in a desperate and painful way. And I pray that this quiet bounty will pour upon them. This beauty will comfort them.

      Clobber their fear with quiet faith.

      My mind turns to another land. A sister's small cottage by the sea. Minister and musician laboring side-by-side in the daily. An aunt's fanciful stories to neice and nephew eyes crowded around the computer. A God who crosses oceans in a breath.

      Overflow their day with your bounty, Lord.

      • Fragrance of gooey warm-baked goodness




      • Laundry, dishes, budget - evidence of a life full with busy blessings



      • Small nagging voice so eager to "help"

      • Gentle breezes in the grey outside

      Continue to let your bountiful breezes blow through my spirit. Open my eyes, my ears. Open my heart for what you will fill it with today.


      His mercies are new every morning.

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7 comments

Charity said...

Kathryn comments that your boy is naked, and is sitting here singing, "He doesn't have any clothes on, he doesn't have any clothes on..." Maybe you should think again about accepting donations ;o)

Alanna said...

a beautiful post - thank you.

kimboray said...

Thank you for this beautiful post and the reminder that God is truly in the "small" stuff! Kim Waggoner

Ronda said...

Very beautiful! You are so poetic...Our church really would love for you to speak at one of our ladies meetings in the future! We so enjoyed your I.H.C. presentation...Excellent! :)
Enjoyed catching up on alot of fun pics, too!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah,
This is a little late, yet I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your talk at the Women of Worth this year. It was just great and so needed!
Love,
Mary Stetler

Jenna Dewhurst said...

wow I enjoyed reading this so much! :)

jenny said...

Hey Sarah! I've been w/o computer access for awhile and just wanted to comment on how much I enjoyed catching up on your lives. This post (and the Susanna Wesley one) were so personally convicting to my momma's heart! Good stuff. Congrats on baby Colin--I pray you are feeling well in these last days of pregnancy. Your pictures from the Dunes are priceless.

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