The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Spiritual Garden...

The Spiritual Garden



There is peace within a  garden,
           a peace so deep and calm



That when the heart is troubled
               it's like a soothing balm



There's life within a garden,
          a life that still goes on



Filling empty places
when older plants have gone



There's glory in the garden
            at every time of year


Spring, summer, autumn, winter
             to fill the heart with cheer


So ever tend your garden,
       it's beauty to increase


For in it you'll find solace,
and in it you'll find peace.

~Rosamond, Lady Langham

The above poetry was taken from May 2002 Country Living.
The bushes and plants are from the handiwork of "Mr. Ed"
On Crooked Creek.

Until next time. . .

Just a Note:
Dear Ones,
Many of you may or may not know that I faced a lay~off in January.
Since then, I have been faced with some difficult issues in my life. I have prayed and waited. Friends have prayed with and for me and waited.

On Monday, April 4. . .I will begin a new job.
I am once again employed.
Thank you to all of those who prayed with and for me and waited with me. . .with words of comfort and words of encouragement. As my profile states, "(I am) Grounded in my faith in Christ which carries me through daily joyous living or tragedy."

You continue to bless my life in the most amazing ways.
Fondly,
Pat

8 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Your garden is really starting to bloom beautifully!
Very glad to hear you have found a new job! My dh is dealing with the unemployment thing here too, but we have faith it will all work out in the end.

Divine Theatre said...

So much hope exists in gardens!
Please come visit my post on my most recent shelter pet in need and enter my GIVEAWAY!

Andie

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I'm so, sooooo pleased that you've found a new job. We faced redudundancy four years ago and it was a very, very difficult time......but it was amazing to know that, in good times, or in bad, our God is faithful and loving.

I really enjoyed the garden poem. Thank you!

Sarahx

The Tablescaper said...

It seems like you are beginning to bloom as your new job is. God bless.

- The Tablescaper

Babs said...

I'm so happy that you have a new job. As you know, God does answer prayer. I am a firm believer in that and with Him, we are exactly where we need to be. Thank you for the sweetest comments you leave on my blog. They are greatly appreciated. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

podso said...

Pat, this is such good news. Delighted to hear that you will be working at your new job on Monday, God is faitbful!

Grateful with you,

dotsie

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Pat,

I thought of you today. How did your job go? First days are sometimes strange, aren't they. So much to learn!!!

I hope it went really well....and congratulations!

Sarahx

bj said...

GLORY goes to God for this amazing turn of events....WONDERFUL news, Pat. So glad it has worked out and I wish you all the luck in the world as you begin this new phase of your sweet life.
hugs and congratulations.
xoxo bj