Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This is an unedited sunset photo taken by Lynnette Kraft...isn't it glorious?


Tranquil moments come and go in life’s exhaustive race
We must take the time to capture them and stare them in the face

They’re very beneficial if we’ll only take them in
Like a shutter on a camera which works inside the lens

Do we take the time to savor that first sweet-smelling rose?
It is perhaps the reason that the Lord gave us a nose

How often do we linger watching leaves float to the ground?
When the golden, autumn treasures all around us do abound

At the seaside do you listen when the waves come crashing in?
Or are you often deafened by the traffic’s noisy din?

Do you ever get away from the daily hassles of your life?
Do you spend some tranquil moments with your husband or your wife?

And how about your children…do you take some time with them
To enjoy the tranquil moments and just cuddle on a whim?

When’s the last time you had ice cream and just enjoyed each bite?
Forgetting about the calories, and your figure’s constant fight

Have you lounged beside a fire and devoured a good book?
Or listened to some music while you romanced the cook?

We aren’t getting any younger…we live and then we die
So I challenge you to not let tranquil moments pass you by

Grab a swing and feel the breezes as they rustle through your hair
Revive those childhood memories when you didn’t have a care!

Soak in a tub of bubbles and feel the tension leave
Free your mind… let go of troubles…just sit back and breathe

And then put on your pajamas…grab your Bible and just read
I suggest the Psalms and Proverbs…hope and wisdom we should heed

Ok now you’re set for bedtime…peaceful rest is on its way
And in those tranquil moments….don’t forget to pray!

Written by Linda Hogeland
November 2010

I am posting this for Jenilee's Wednesday's Walk... down memory lane today.
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Lynnette Kraft said...

You don't know how much I needed this today! See, God told you to write this just for me. I've had the hardest time these past few days. Stress, worry, tension, confusion, feeling overwhelmed, ... Last night I broke down with my family and cried. I talked about all the things that have happened over the past few days and when I said it all and realized just how much has happened - I could see why I've had a tense neck and shoulders, a tense jaw and no patience. I felt a load come off when Kyle said, "Honey, it's okay, I'll take it. Just forget about it and let me handle it." That was ALL I needed.

So, here I am freshly motivated to cuddle my children, read stories, bake cinnamon rolls, go for a drive, read the scriptures, pray and just bask in the beauty of life!

I love you Momma.

Christina said...

~Love It!

•••Mumsy••• said...

Inspiring poem, and words for pondering..Beautiful photo of the sky!

Janet Rose said...

Everything is just beautiful...including Lynnette's comment back to you.

Diana said...

And people say there is nothing here in Kansas... we sure can prove them wrong! We have some of the most beautiful skies anywhere! God always has some sort of new paint job He works on every day, huh. Thank you for sharing this with us, Linda. ♥

And {hugs} to you, Lynnette! God is with you! ♥

Kristin said...

I love that God had you write this for Lynnette. I often forget to just sit back and enjoy the moments. I loved your poem.....I always love your poems. You have a special gift, Momma Linda!

croleyc69 said...

I love this and you write so well.

Love ya

Ashley DeLen said...

Oh Linda,

What a wonderful reminder to us all and what a lovely way to remind us!!!

It is lovely here with the leaves changing colors. That is one of the blessings of my little town. It is almost like living in a picture this time of year.

Have a wonderful Autumn day :O)

Janet said...

Breath taking picture. I think unedited pictures are the best.

I love your post today too...There is so much truth it in. Thank you for reminding me of the simple things in life that I need to be reminded of everyday!

Blessings & Hugs