Lingering Here

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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24 Responses to Lingering Here

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

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

  3. Simply beautiful! I can almost hear the birds singing too. :)

  4. Beautiful photos and words. Thank you for encouraging my heart today :)

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

  6. Gayle says:

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

  7. Sylvia R says:

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

  8. Jillie says:

    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]

  9. lolitavalle says:

    Emeralds in the ordinary things.

    Thank you.

  10. This is such a lovely post =)

  11. S. Etole says:

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

    • 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.

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