Beauty & Quiet

It has been so long since I have been able to join in with the #HaikuPoetryChallenge at Ronovan Writes.  Today is a quiet day here, one that fits so well with these words given for the prompt:

Beauty & Quiet






But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.

Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore. Psalm 131:2-3


On days when I feel anything but calm and quiet, my Lord sends in His gifts of small beauty, and hope finds renewal once again.

I pray that He is renewing your hope today also my friends.

Your prayers for both myself and my husband have meant so much! I await an MRI on August 8 for possible Occipital Neuralgia, and my husband is pressing through exercises for shoulder impingement.

What a blessing to know that the quiet gifts of beauty are still here to be seen when we pause and open our eyes.


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22 thoughts on “Beauty & Quiet

    1. Thank you so much Dear Julie! Your prayers and your encouragement always mean so much to me. I am thankful that Jesus brought peace here to you today. May you be covered by His wings. Love and blessings for you!


  1. Bettie, this is so beautiful. I love how you find hope even when you are in pain. And your words offer hope to us, too. Your haiku is so lovely. Blessings and love to you, dear sister/poet/friend! xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Dear Gayl. I am so very grateful for all of your prayers, and for the way that you point out God’s beauty for us all to see. What a gift He brings to us as we share together. Blessings and love to you also, dear sister/poet/friend! xoxo

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    1. Oh, those are such precious thoughts, that “His warm shining light glows bright” in the darkness. Thank you for sharing encouragement today. I’m going to cling to those thoughts of Him. Blessings to you too, Jennifer!

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    1. Dear Lynn,
      Amen for your thoughts, “Now and forevermore we know where our hope comes from.” That knowledge really does make all the difference. I am so thankful for the rooted firmness that comes from Him there. Thank you for your sweet thoughts dear sister! Blessings and love to you today.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments and prayers Cheryl! And I am praying for you in all that your family is facing now too. Blessings and hugs dear friend! xoxo


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