Lingering Here

by | Jun 2, 2012 | Saturday

Still may thy sweet mercy spread

A shady arm above my head,

About my paths, so shall I find

The fair Center of my mind

Thy Temple, and those lovely walls

Bright ever with a beam that falls

Fresh from the pure glance of thine eye,

Lighting to Eternity.

~Richard Crenshaw (1613-1649)

Wherever your weekend plans take you, may you find the beauty growing from the cracks, a place to linger under the shady arm of His peace.

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  1. Sandra Heska King

    Oh Shelly, I could linger here for hours. The yellow, the light, the hint of pink. And those words. Could you have found any more perfect? The fair Center and beauty growing from the cracks. So much to see and breathe here today.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      You are fast. Thanks Sandy, in my usual fashion, I had something completely different on my mind to post and it ended with this. Love that castle, hope people aren’t getting sick of it yet.

  2. Joanne Norton

    I loved it, too. Gorgeous and made my heart just desire even more and more to be there again. My husband wants to be in that viewing opportunity again, too. Money and time would make a difference. So blessed to see how blessed you are!

  3. S. Etole

    I think Sandy said it just right! So much beauty here in image and word.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      thank you and I appreciate your stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

  4. lolitavalle

    Emeralds in the ordinary things.

    Thank you.

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Yes, the beauty is there waiting for our eyes to see it in the cracks. Appreciate your comment.

  5. Jillie

    Oh Shelly, Shelly, Shelly…..I am so NOT getting sick of it yet! For those of us who will never be winging their way to England…..this is pure gold! Love the castles and gardens and interesting characters you met there. Do you have any photos of the ivy-covered cottages along those narrow back roads? My Gram was born in such a place and when I think of (Devon) England, that is what I picture most. I’m there now, in my own mind. :o]

    • Redemption's Beauty

      So glad to know that Jillie. I do have some photos of ivy covered houses and trees, hope to post some eventually. Thinking about you and praying.

  6. Sylvia R

    Mm, lovely. A quiet blessing this morning. Thank you.

  7. Gayle

    Such still beaty, I love how you have captured it with words and photos.

  8. Pam@Writing...Apples of Gold

    I echo all of Jillie’s comments! Tired? Never! Please keep on sharing these….:)

  9. Kathy Schwanke

    Simply beautiful! I can almost hear the birds singing too. 🙂

    • Redemption's Beauty

      Blue herons fly in to feed on a grassy hill right across from the spot where I took that photo. Eventually I will share those photos too.

  10. michelle ortega

    Yes, beauty in the cracks…breaking open stones for new life to push through. Beautiful images!

  11. Megan Willome

    I like the idea of beauty in the cracks. It’s so tempting to call those things weeds, but they’re really stubborn beauty.

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