August 9, 2008 at 12:39 pm 4 comments

Today is a day to find the key that unlocks the day.

Today is a day to enter the door unlocked by the key,

and determine not look back.

To move forward by faith.

A day of thanksgiving,

celebration and joy.


Surrendered rest.

Purposeful, joy-filled work.

Jesus bore it all…already.


Today is a day to look to hope.


Every day

at each new dawn

is a glorious, beautiful


My Day Lily 2008


Entry filed under: Art, Poetry, Quiet.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cindy  |  August 9, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Love, love, love the picture. I wanted to post the ones you did for me, but couldn’t get the to upload. Hope you’re finding the key you need!

  • 2. Terrie  |  August 10, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    That makes me think of a saying that I am fond of …”yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.”

  • 3. Merrie  |  August 11, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Beautiful! Thank you for bringing me back to where I need to be – mentally and spiritually.

  • 4. debbiewhitlock  |  August 11, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    I love this. It made me cry! It really touched my soul.

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