Fullness of Joy

cascade-blue-ridge-parkwayA stream flows freely from my heart;
It cannot be stopped—
Laughing, trickling, gurgling, bubbling,
Over weed and rock.

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dogwood treeWhat is it in the morning calls for stillness?
The tall trees stand composed and at attention.
The songs of birds are hushed, with one exception,
And silent chimes announce the absence of the wind.

And likewise in my heart there reigns a calmness,
The product of a restful night of slumber,
Awakened to a new day filled with wonder
And ready to be still and know the God within.

Photo taken in Milton, Florida, 2017


proud, ugly
resisting, contending, neglecting
stubbornness, sin, submission, reverence
performing, respecting, yielding
lovely, humble

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This is what God does in the life of one who is surrendered to Him. He doesn’t just clean us up on the outside, He makes us completely new from the inside out.

Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Photo taken along Skyline Drive, Virginia, 2014