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A Poem By Libby // 7/19/2017

As I look around the room
A pleasing scene now greets my eyes:
A family is sitting ‘round
And pleasant warmth within them lies.

The youngest boy, his math in hand,
Is trying to work a complication;
Yet, he works without frustration,
In his eyes shines fascination.

Besides his son, the father sits
To give whatever help he needs,
Thus showing love borne for his boy
And for the family that he leads.

The eldest son and daughter lounge
Upon the couch, as talking, they
Create an atmosphere of warmth
That seems to come from sunlit ray.

The mother looks out from her perch,
Benignly smiles upon her brood,
And as she knits and hums a tune,
Prays always for this gentle mood.

As the youngest child, I’ve seen
Our family at its worst and best;
And yet I see God’s hand at work,
And know that I am truly blest!

Comments

This is so sweet, Libby! You

This is so sweet, Libby! You captured it perfectly. I can see the scene in my head. :) I love being able to catch a glimpse of something physical through someone else's words. Thank you for sharing this. <3

Damaris Ann | Thu, 07/27/2017

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬

Awww! Libby this is just

Awww! Libby this is just lovely. And it reminds me what an incredible blessing it is that I can identify with this emotion. There's nothing like the joy and contentment of a happy family. :)

Hannah D. | Thu, 07/27/2017

"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G. K. Chesterton

Yes, I know that I'm so

Yes, I know that I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful family; and even through the tough times, it brings us closer together. And when I think of how much I really honestly don't deserve to have them all, it makes me more grateful than ever.

Libby | Thu, 07/27/2017

“The gospel alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Therefore, suffer, yes. Be misunderstood, yes. Be shamed, yes. But do not be ashamed. For the joy set before you, take up your cross, follow Jesus, be shamed and despise the shame!” -- John Piper

It's sweet; knowing God works

It's sweet; knowing God works like that. :)

Damaris Ann | Thu, 07/27/2017

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:8-9‬