From the Shadows – Conclusion

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When I reach the well, a stranger is sitting on the edge, surrounded by a haze of dust and heat. He says he’s thirsty, asks me for a drink. I narrow my eyes with sun and suspicion, wondering what he really wants from me.

But thirst? I understand thirst. Thirst is what pulls me out of hiding every day.

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From the Shadows – Part 1

Hello! It’s been a wee while since I’ve posted on here, and it’s been an even longer while since I’ve given you anything but poetry .I thought I would shake that up a bit today. πŸ˜€ Not that poetry is bad, but it’s good to have a variety once in a while, hey?

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Poem – This Holy Moment

Hello! Tonight my heart is happy because I spent the day with people I love very dearly from all corners of my world. I highly recommend social interaction – zoom or in-person. πŸ˜€ Being alone for too long is never a good thing, and seeking out relationship is such a worthwhile endeavour. So set up that zoom chat or facetime call, go find a person to eat dinner with or just sit in silence doing homework together – I promise it’ll be worth it. πŸ˜‰

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5 Non-Fiction Highlights from 2020

Greetings! It’s Saturday again, and I’m back, as promised, to share 5 of my non-fiction highlights from 2020. I’m really excited about theses ones, so let’s just jump in! Feel free to check out my previous posts on my 2020 reading recap and my 2020 fiction highlights if you want to get some background info on this post. πŸ˜‰

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Poem – Summer Doxology

I don’t know about you, but summer does a world of good for my heart. I love the blooming brightness of the season – when the world is warm and full of life. It brings joy to my heart and reminds me of the deep hope that we Christians hold within us. 

Earlier this week I went on a long, rambling walk with my family in the beautiful countryside of south west England. It was an utter delight, with all the hedged lanes, quiet farms, and wide open sky that one could wish for. It delighted my heart so much that I wrote a poem in response to all the beauty that my heart was able to drink in that afternoon. It’s a doxology of sort – a psalm of praise to the One who created all the delights of our hearts. I hope it encourages you today! πŸ™‚

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Praise God for rolling hills and sheep in abundance,
for blooming life in all its green and russet glory,
for winding roads and shadowed nooks.
Praise God for bright and windy skies,
for storied stone that that has stood the test of time,
for ivied walls and softly wild gardens.
Praise God for wildflowers and laughter,
for the holy mystery of fir and sunshine,
for the wonder of summer meadows beneath the bluest of blue skies.
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What season inspires a similar sense of joy and wonder in your heart? I’d love to hear from you in the comments! πŸ™‚