With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Think on These Things #19 ~ nesting

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Think on These Things #19 ~ nesting

I watched as a pair of sparrows flitted about this lantern on the patio and wasn't surprised when I saw a couple of days later they had built a nest atop the candle in the holder.  I think she found a perfect home for her young.

by Emily Dickinson   
Hope is the thing with feathers 
That perches in the soul, 
And sings the tune--without the words, 
And never stops at all,
And sweetest in the gale is heard; 
And sore must be the storm 
That could abash the little bird 
That kept so many warm.
I've heard it in the chillest land, 
And on the strangest sea; 
Yet, never, in extremity, 
It asked a crumb of me.
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.
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Amanda said...

Beautiful picture and poem. So fun to see a momma bird make a nest and tend to her young :)

Maple Lane said...

A sweet photo for this Bible verse and poem, Lorraine. Blessings to you and yours.

Pondside said...

Sweet image and a poem to make one think good thoughts.
This week? There were many blessings, but the most surprising and most-appreciated was the prayer on my blog from a blogger I've never met, but have come to know through this lovely medium.

Ms. Redo said...

Love the picture of the bird on her nest within your lantern - a love setting for the verses you shared. Thanks for hostessing. Hugs ~ Mary


As always, such beautiful Bible verse and poem. Lovely picture with the bird and nest. Thank you for sharing and for having me, at your great party. Have a blessed Sunday.

Mynnette said...

Such a gorgeous print and such a perfect verse to go along with it! Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to link up! God bless! :)

Kathleen said...

I thanked God for the gift of a new baby born yesterday, my son and dil's fifth. We are blessed!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Liz - Imageremix said...

Hi Lorraine, great to be back and find you hosting Think on These Things. Love that you offer it for us!

Susan said...

Oh, LDH. What a wonderful place for the birdies to build their nest! "Let there be light" AND baby birds!
That was sooooo cool. Susan

Ann said...

Beautiful shot and that candle makes a lovely home for a mother sparrow

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That little sparrow found the perfect safe spot to nest. Absolutely incredible! Wishing you a beautiful day! Tammy

Dimple said...

They chose a lovely spot, and you made it into a wonderful picture. That poem fits perfectly, as well.

Blessings to you Lorraine!

podso said...

I appreciate your Sunday posts so much. They are filled with beauty and inspiration. I love this one especially. Thank you for blessing us through the richness of Christ!

bettyl said...

Such a perfect shot for that wonderful verse!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I love the bird...yes a great place to nest and so glad He cares for us

I need to join you one week..this week I think I could fill a book with quotes and inspirations from the Lord.

Thanks for sharing

Debra said...

thank you for hosting / just found this beautiful site from Quirky Vista blog....

Laurie said...

Isn't that just like God, to use the sparrows to teach us His word? Your photo and the Emily Dickinson poem illustrate this so well, and the verse in Psalm 84 blesses me so today. God has given you a discerning eye, Lorraine, of His beauty, and you, in turn, use it to bless and bring honor to Him.


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