With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Think on These Things #6 Springtime

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Think on These Things #6 Springtime

Earlier this week I drove to my daughter, Erin's home. It was early morning and because of the unusually warm temperature, there was a heavy fog that hadn't yet burned off.
When I arrived I saw she had already planted her flower beds and applied mulch.
It looked beautiful in the misty veil and the friendly Pansy faces proclaimed 

has sprung!
Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
To-day the glint of green is there;
Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
I know no thing so wondrous fair,
No miracle so strangely rare.
I wonder what will next be there!
~L.H. Bailey
Has God impressed on your heart something special this week?
Was there a Scripture verse, a song, a quote, a poem or an encouraging word that came your way and caused you to pause.
I'd love for you to share.
Here's how:
Please link directly to your post, NOT your blog.
Provide a link back in your post to this Think on These Things
or you can include the
Think on These Things 
button by copying and pasting the code below onto your post (while in html not compose)

 With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart


Maple Lane said...

Such a lovely post, Lorraine. Erin's flowers are so cheerful! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Spring evening and a blessed Sunday.

NanaDiana said...

Erin's flowers are just gorgeous. Doesn't it just make your heart sing when you see such sunshine in the life of one of your children? Beautiful thoughts here today, Lorraine! xo Diana

Marydon said...

Lorraine, your message is just beautiful. Erin's garden is so full of bright new life for spring.

Happy Spring ~
Have a beautiful weekend.

~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/30 ~

Jeane` said...

I ALWAYS enjoy your photography...but this post, paired with the delightful Browning poem was one of my favorites!

Thank you for the breath of fresh spring air even as I sit in front of the computer!


podso said...

Wonderful thoughts about spring...newness of life...I love thinking about renewal as the earth comes alive again.

Petra said...

I love spring and poetry so much, I've left a rather long one at my blog.

Love you selections as well, and your beautiful photos!

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Loraine...I have tried three separate times to link up and everytime it says it is not linked back. And it was on my blog...every time. I don't know what to do. I really wanted to join your linky party but your link dealy won't accept it.


Tanya@takesix said...

I am unable to link up to your linky party as well. I do have an working link on my post back to your blog, but it says I don't. Just wanted to let you know. Have a wonderful day!

Christie said...

I read somewhere that the earth laughs in flowers! Yes, it does! Spring is so beautiful! This makes me want to start my garden NOW! I found you via Stone Gable. I write a 'Life Lessons on Sunday' most weeks, so am glad to joining in how the Lord is working in my life! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

I did it another 4 times this morning. Finally on the 4th try it worked. Thankyou Lorraine for hosting this beautiful and wonderful party. It's really good thing for all.


Gypsy Heart said...

Hi Lorraine,
It took forever for me to be able to link up. Yes, I had the button and the backlink info in my post. I almost gave up after 5-6 times...just so you know.

Your post is beautiful and Erin's flowers are definitely a sign of spring. Soooo pretty!

Thanks for hosting and hope you're having a lovely Sunday.


Debbie Huffaker said...

Thanks so much for inviting me to join. Your photography is beautiful....love that you captured the "mist" in the photo. HOPE you have a great week!!!

Ann said...

Oh that picture is pretty. It's so nice to see signs of spring popping up all over the place

Monica said...

Thank you for your kind invitation! I will add my post this coming week (probably mid-week).

I love your daughter's flowers. I am so behind in my gardening...I have to get to work! :o} For whatever reason, we always open spring with a plethora of weeds to take care of before I can ever begin!


Pamela said...

Oh how beautiful the newly planted flowers and mulch are! I find Spring is a good time to clean out my heart, too. Beautiful picture and the Browning poem, too.

Sara said...

Spring :)

Pauline said...

Hello Lorraine! Thank you for visiting my blog, and encouraging me to link here with your Springtime post. Erin's newly planted garden looks so fresh and energetic, but when they flower again at full height, they will be brimming spring!
hugs and blessings from Australia,

Tanya@takesix said...

So glad it is working now. We @ TakeSix are your newest followers via LF. :)

Beth said...

I love that Browning poem. That's how Anne of Green Gables ends (probably my favorite book as a child). It's a wonderful feeling, that all's right with the world!

Debbie said...

It is always a joy to visit your blog! You have such an encouraging way about you. I want to think on good things. It's amazing how we can make the daily choice as to where we focus. Love this.

Blessings and love,

Laurie said...

Your words and pictures brought the hope of spring's newness to me; hope that I will soon be digging and planting as Erin has done, (so pretty!) and hope that the Lord gives to me, to all of His children, as He promises in Isaiah 61. This is a beautiful post!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love the symbolism of spring on every level! Lovely post, Lorraine.

sarahgeorge said...

Hi Idh! Your blog is truly inspiring. Your writings are simple and enjoyable. I think you are a real gift to those around you. May GOD bless you more and more because you are proclaiming His good works through your writing. God willing I wish to meet you someday. My husband and I got the oppurtunity to stay in the United States for some time, but we had to return after a while. Now we are blessed with a baby boy in India. I got to read your blog when we were there. Still I continue. And will share with my husband too. Keep up the good work!


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