Part of me is not ready to move on. Events still cause me to step back and look for a place of quiet and reflection. A place to grasp and find something, the smallest of things to hold onto. I do not want this to fade down into and amongst the other posts all too easily forgotten. So this will exist on its own page. In I hope somewhat easy spiritual reach.
a prayer and a flower…. still.
for those who have been hurt and those who are still hurting may you find your way and honor your loved ones.
Another reason to admire the flowers.
Beautiful! Thank you, and may the Lord grant you love, peace, and joy. He is not only great, he is good.
I absolutely love all flowers. These are especially beautiful.
Your writing is just beautiful. It just reflects who you are. I think, that at the end of the day, there is nothing more important than unconditional love, is there?
envisagedbeauty, Thanks. The importance of love has been stated so many times by so many sources. And moments like the ones that drove my post reinforce the fact that it must be said again and again. Thank you.
I have to thank you for giving us all such a beautiful present! True art is timeless. 🙂
What is the name of this variety, John? She’s lovely. Such a delicate colour. Reminds me of my Flame Azalea.
Victoria, it is a seedling here in the garden. A cross of Walking the Pattern x Asterisk. One of which I am very fond.
Thank You, John. I understand, and share, your fondness.
It’s for me. : )
Thank you John.
Waywardspirt, you are welcome.
God bless you John. Thanks for saving this prayer in a special place…Deb
You pretty much have me speachless. It seems like so little, and I am used to being wrong, so that is okay. I am very glad it helps. You take care and hold on tight to the good moments.
I became peaceful and calm reading this. wow.
Tender and succinct thoughts. Prayer is the center of living well.
A great post! I pray the same for you. Natalie
Natalie, Thank you. Lord knows we all need it. Too often there is a sad and sorry reason that we need it each day, both here and around this troubled world.
You are so right, John. We all need prayer in a fallen world where hurts and sadness abound. May you be blessed in your efforts to reach out. Thank you for following my blog. May be both breath hope and health into this hurting world. Natalie 🙂
What a beautiful post, Thank you for liking my post. Take care and find peace. Trudie
Love the flower and the sentiment. Keep taking good care. Sincerely, Connie Webb
thank you connie
Thanks for liking my blog. I agree about the garden and flowers being a place of healing. My post, “Resolution,” talks about how gardening has healed me. In itself, gardening is a healing prayer.
thank you tealeafgardens I am sorry for your loss. I am glad you have found healing in the garden. and the strength to reach out to others.
Thank you. I’m consistently impressed with how the garden has the capacity to heal & provide relief.
Yes, the garden or just nature’s garden give me feelings of peace. A walk in the forest listening to wind blowing through the leaves gives me contentment and takes away unhappy thoughts.
sabuloustempest, I very much agree. Thanks for your comment.
I just started following your blog. I can detect sadness in your blog. Whatever the reason for it, I will be praying for the sadness to lift and joy to fill you from top to toe. GB!
Priceless Joy, there is both. sadness and joy. we all need prayers now and again. gladly accepted.
You are welcome
I love this post of yours. Flowers somehow remind us of the fragile beauty of our own lives. I think you might enjoy a children’s book called “The Forgiveness Garden” by Laura Thompson. Just another way flowers bring healing to our lives. Thank God for them. ❤
Flowers are important. I am reminded of a story of the Buddha. One day, instead of giving a teaching, Buddha walked out to face the crowd, kept silent, and held up a flower. Many people were perplexed, but one of his followers smiled.On that day, the man who smiled became enlightened.. because Buddha simply held up a flower.
I’m a big believer in the power of gardens and natural cycles to soothe the soul. Your flowers are beautiful. I am amazed at the variety. Pip
Thanks for your visit and the comments. Glad you enjoy the daylilies.
What a beautiful thing to do. I believe this post deserves its own page. Lovely John. And thank you for visiting my blog and “liking” my post. Cheers, Margie
thank you Margie !
I loved it!
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thank cyberbonn !
Thank you for the kind words.
Lovely, John. Thank you.
I must have unfollowed you by mistake. Glad to be back.
Flowers are a positive, for sure.
Beautiful sentiments. I’m sure you’ve heard of this:
The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, One is nearer God’s Heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.
Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858 – 1932)
Thanks for visiting me!
Thank you ! I do not believe I have ever heard that one. And I do like it.
I have never heard this one either, although I will definitely add it to my collection of the notes I keep posted around my desk to inspire me.
John, Thank you for stopping by and reading my post re: bluebells @ Plantinthesun. Your site is lovely and inspiring. I’m glad you chose to make this post into it’s own page, it certainly should not get lost in the list. Take care, DJM
Thank you DJ
Thanks for liking my garden blooms post! Your daylilies are gorgeous! Blessings!
Thanks Jane. So very glad you enjoy them !
Thank you for this quiet little page.
Often I need it just as much. It is a busy and not always so good world we live in. You are very welcome. thanks for stopping !
This has me curious. But since it is vague, I imagine the situation is private. I was poking about after a “like” from you on my blog. Scrolling through your blog, looking at all the pictures of lilies, my mouth was hanging open. So lovely. Thinking of you and a garde—um . . . turf (?) of lilies has brought a bit of lightness to my heart. Thank you. 🙂
A beautiful flower, and a sentiment to match. If there is one thing I can always use, it’s another prayer…thank-you.
Hopefully your garden is a place for quiet and reflection. Thanks for sharing your beautiful day lilies and thanks for stopping by.
To grant grace relieves your soul of the hurt burden. It is not the same as forgiving, but has much the same internal effect. Thank you for liking my post “Radial Symmetry”.
This is a lovely and touching post
yes to this prayer for everyone.
Your photos and flowers are stunning. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.
Beautifully written; Lovely flower !!!
Thanks ! Glad you enjoy the flower !
John: I am touched by the solemn, humble tone.
broken by sorrow
world’s storm tears fragile promise
fragrant offering called hope
A haiku for all who find themselves in a lonely place. He is always there.
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Thank you so much for this.
You are welcome Patricia
I saw that you posted this in 2013. I hadn’t even started my blog then, and it wasn’t until this year I began over1000prayers. It’s funny, I’ve come a long, meandering way with my faith, always searching. I came to cherish meditation, but prayer has been a tough nut for me. I wrote about it on my new page. Yet, so many people I love and admire do pray. So along with being a sincere wish for solace and answers for the family of missing loved ones every day, I am exploring prayer too. My anguish over my missing son has me searching for any way to calm fear. Prayer seems to work for many people. I think asking is key. It seems to unlock Divine power that (because of free will?) is dormant or behind a closed door until we actually ask. Just a few thoughts this morning. Your site is lovely and I always look forward to visiting. Thank you for this page. I hope you find solace in prayer and that your heart is healed. ♥.
Thanks Niki. I hope you find it too.
Prayers and flowers can really lift the spirit.
They certainly do. Thanks