“Grace unfolds with every breath You’ve blown, Lord…”
“The praise we sing is on the breath you breathed in us…”
“So it is our hearts beat out the rhythm of a love song…”
Why I Wake Early
Hello, sun in my face.
Hello, you who make the morning
and spread it over the fields
and into the faces of the tulips
and the nodding morning glories,
and into the windows of, even, the
miserable and crotchety–
best preacher that ever was,
dear star, that just happens
to be where you are in the universe
to keep us from ever-darkness,
to ease us with warm touching,
to hold us in the great hands of light–
good morning, good morning, good morning.
Watch, now, how I start the day
in happiness, in kindness.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:6 ✝
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! May I dwell in Your holy presence and praise Your name for all that you have given and done.
Mary Oliver is such a remarkable pot, Natalie.
thanks for this.
Are these morning glories all from your garden?
She is for sure, Cynthia. Yes, all of these morning glory babies made their debuts right here in my little Texas garden. Hugs and blessings, Natalie 🙂
I think a book is in your future my friend 🙂
I want a copy….
love to you—Julie
Oh, I wish it were, but you know I’m just as happy writing for my blog. But should a book ever become a reality, I’d be honored for you to have the first copy of the press. Hugs and love, my sweet friend. N 🙂
beautiful poetry..have a good evening!
Thank you, Radha. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Blessings and hugs, Natalie 🙂
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Thank you, Gigi. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Absolutely beautiful, Natalie.
Thank you so much, Marie. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. Blessings and hugs, Natalie 🙂
Oh, this is so so beautiful!! 🙂 and the photos are gorgeous and soothing! Thank you Natalie! It was like your post was a hug! 🙂 ❤
How sweet, Trini! I’m so glad you thought of it as a hug. Sending lots more hugs your way, N. 🙂
Lovely as always LCM.
Hugs and Love
Thank you, Herb! I pray you’re having a splendiferous week. LMS 🙂
I am indeed LMS. I’ll post about it on Friday. 🙂
Natalie, that’s so overwhelming, the words and the photos. Fantastic, virtual hugs Mitza
Thank you so much, Mitza. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Hugs right back to you, N. 🙂
Natalie, thank you for blessing us with another breath-taking post .
Hugs ~ Wendy ❀
You are so welcome, Wendy. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and my morning glory “babies.” Hugs and blessings, N 🙂
I realize this is an older post but I love your morning glory flower blossoms. Thank God for your really open heart and how you show your faith is amazing, Natalie. I will hope to emulate how you praise and worship our Lord. 🙂
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Wow, what a compliment, Robin. This touched me and brought tears. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness! Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤