Getting Perspective

by | Apr 1, 2012 | Uncategorized

 As for man, his days are like grass;
  he flourishes like a flower of the field;
 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
  and its place knows it no more.
 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
  and his righteousness to children’s children,
 to those who keep his covenant
  and remember to do his commandments.
 The LORD has established his throne in the heavens,
  and his kingdom rules over all.
Psalm 103:15-19 ESV


I clipped and cut a mangle of overgrown branches in my yard today. Pulling the heavy load through a grass pathway, I piled them high. And I thought about those crowds laying the branches and cloaks down in front of Jesus, riding on peace.

May we, His people, carpet a heart path for the triumphal entry of the Prince of Peace, wherever life takes us today.  Wave our hearts thankful for His everlasting love. 

Bowing my head and heart with you as we journey through this holiest of weeks. Praying that we, you and I, won’t be the same when we meet here again next Sunday.

Happy Palm Sunday my friends.


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  1. Lyla Lindquist

    We won’t be, Shelly. We can’t be.

    Something about being in His presence promises to change us deep.

    Beautiful stuff here — words and images — just like always, my friend.

  2. Laura Rath

    To God be the Glory! Thank you for sharing in this post today.

  3. Denise

    I beg the same – wholly and Holy different. Beautiful prayer and beautiful picture.

  4. Sharon O

    OH that we are often different at the end of a miraculous week. Praise Him who does mighty things.

  5. wynnegraceappears

    See you in His sanctuary. All is beauty–the words, the Truth, the Hope and the lense of your camera and all that it captures. Always.

  6. Elizabeth

    So beautiful! Your words are poetry.

  7. 3dLessons4Life

    The truth of this verse was fleshed out in full color for our family this week — I am for the hope of that Kingdom more than ever.

  8. Cindee Snider Re

    “…may we carpet a heart path…” Oh, how beautiful! Words to breathe Jesus just a little bit deeper into this holy week. Selah!

  9. chasingsilhouettes

    “carpet a heart path.”

    incredible. holding this phrase tight, tonight…

  10. dschondog

    Your words are imprinted in my brain and I carry them with me to communion on Palm Sunday in my church. It is also April Fool’s Day and I will be a fool in the eyes of the world taking in symbols (in my tradition) of the blood and the broken body of a God-man thousands of years old.

    It will change me so I am fit to carpet a heart path for the triumphal entry of the Prince of Peace, and wave my heart thankful for His everlasting love. You inspire, Shelly! God bless you!


  11. Barbie

    May I be changed in the light of His glory! Beautiful words today.

  12. Amy

    “Praying that we, you and I, won’t be the same when we meet here again next Sunday” — thanks for the gentle call to not be the same!

  13. Jen Ferguson

    oh, beautiful. I hope that I am not the same either. Change my heart, O God. Make it ever true.

  14. Maureen

    “Carpet a heart path” for Him, beautiful words, love that thought. Thank you – be blessed this week.

  15. Floralba

    I was thinking about that yesterday as I cut Spanish Moss from a tree at a nearby park for our grace garden. Bless you and have a wonderful holy week!

  16. The Love of a Dog

    Shelly, your writing is beautiful as always and has never ceased to be an uplifting experience to read. It is for your wonderful writing style, inspiring posts, touching messages, and more that I would like to tell you that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you’ve never been nominated before or never heard of it, will fill you in on all the details.
    Again, wonderful post as always and I look forward to reading more. Happy Palm Sunday to you and all your family.
    – Anastasia

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Thank you for this Anastasia. So sorry for the delay in response. I am humbled and honored by your words. I have had to turn down previous nominations I am afraid. I find it difficult to just get my own posts up much less all the requirements for the award. Just want you to know how much I appreciate you nominating me, but I cannot fulfill the obligation. Praying you have a joyous Easter celebration as we walk to the cross together over the next few days.

  17. Kerry Rivard- Allor

    “…may we carpet a heart path…” Wow that is a beautiful image, Shelly. Wonderful words here and Images!!

  18. deidrariggs

    I am nearly holding my breath here in anticipation of the week ahead.

  19. Joan

    Such a beautiful prayer, Shelly. I pray aslo that we are changed…

  20. Rona

    Happy Palm Sunday!

  21. J.E. Taylor

    I am waiting with bated anticipation. And I know that we will not be the same. Bountiful blessings to you as we share in His awesome glory.

  22. Joanne Norton

    One of my forever favorite weeks of life. One reason: the Lord had broken into my life towards the end of March, led me to Him at an altar call at the Easter service on April 10th… and I didn’t step forward. Then He opened the door firmly and I accepted Him on April 15th. So, I will be 46 years old on my re-birth day, all tied in with the time stretched around Lent and Palm Sunday and Easter and all the days that surround them. Smile every year… all b/c of Him.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      What a wonderful anniversary to remember during Holy Week. Thanks for sharing that about yourself Joanne, that blesses me.

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