Just some peaceful pictures to go along with my poem. I love the beauty of God's creation...don't you?
This is a giant wisteria in Japan...isn't it awesome?
Table Rock Lake in Branson...so peaceful.
I took a picture of this bird in a tree outside our condo in Branson. I just love God's wonderful creations!
In The Stillness of the Morning ~~~ Written by Linda Hogeland~~~ December 2010
In the stillness of the morning as I sit here in the quiet
I wonder why the world is always in a crazy riot?
It is so very nice to sit here in this quiet, peace
And meditate on Jesus as He gives me sweet release
When was the last time that you sought this kind of solitude?
You really should embrace it…it improves your attitude
I know that life is busy… but then, it is just what we make it
Slow down, breathe in, breathe out, and then remember not to fake it
Sincerely meet your Savior in the morning with a prayer
And wait on His direction as you sit there in your chair
Read a little tidbit in the Proverbs or the Psalms
And wait awhile till Jesus brings that blessed, peaceful calm
The stillness of the morning is indeed a precious gift
I really do enjoy it and it gives my heart a lift
I want to share this secret so that you can have peace too
So get up a little early and find out what this can do
I know that you will like it, as you make it your routine
Sweet communion with the Savior offers much for you to glean
As the world slowly awakens and the rat race does begin
You will now be more prepared to face the day and even win
Win that battle over worry, and the very hurried pace
As you wake up a little early to meet Jesus face to face
I love the morning stillness, no phones, no noise, no cares
To interrupt the sweetness as I greet Him with my prayers
After all, the Bible tells us…“be still and know that I am God.”
Yet we don’t often listen…and I find that a bit odd
Why is it we reject Him…and don’t listen to His call?
We have everything to gain and nothing to lose at all
So greet the morning stillness…and sit there for awhile
You will feel His calming presence…as your face begins to smile