Tuesday, November 03, 2020

The Love of God

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
  And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
  And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
  Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
  Though stretched from sky to sky.

lyrics to The Love of God
Fredrick Lehman.

This year has been unbelievably stressful and difficult.  I needed to look up and trust God more.  That always seems to happen in hard times.  I'll get there.  I want to get there.  I am drawing near...and I like it so much better nearer to Him....than distant.  Distant from Him is the worst.

“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.”

Encourage one another,
Love Donna

p.s. blogger has a new format....it has some nice features...but I am not used to it...why the double spacing?  font and size challenges.  oh dear.  haha


  1. Yay,another day! ...sleep in peace. God is awake. Love this

  2. ♥️ Love this. May I grow ever closer to Him.

  3. This song, as sung by "Mercy Me" is one of my all-time favorites. I tend to play it over and over again.

    "O love of God, how rich and pure!
    How measureless and strong!
    It shall forevermore endure
    The saints' and angels' song."

  4. Anonymous4:15 PM

    Beautiful Hymn. Beautiful words. Love you. Mean it. -Stephie

  5. Lovely, thank you! Between the pandemic, election, my grands in all kinds of school settings and my mother suffering from a rare very aggressive sarcoma for which there is no cure I've been feeling untethered. Praying because it is my practice and hoping the spirit of God will show itself to me. Very glad to see you back in action!

    1. Betsy, I am especially sorry to hear about your mom. Below your comment is another comment with some wonder quotes. I will be posting the whole poem tomorrow. Also, today I've posted a video of a man reading scriptures. It was a comfort to me. If your mom is a believer it will be a blessing for her to listen.

  6. I've always loved this hymn.

    I have sweet memories of singing it with my dad, along with one of his favorite Bill Gaither recordings. Especially in his last couple of years ❤

    Faith grows in hardship, it's true - but I easily forget when the going gets rough. Thanks for this.

    Thanks for blogging!

  7. Love this quiet corner of a frenzied world! Thanks for taking the time to blog a bit more. You're gentle spirit is appreciated. This year has been brutal. There is a poem by John O'Donohue that says
    "You have travelled too fast over false ground;
    Now your soul has come to take you back."
    In this poem he gives some prescriptions for healing and ends with this--
    Gradually, you will return to yourself,
    Having learned a new respect for your heart
    And the joy that dwells far within slow time."
    Hoping that you will return to yourself. I think I getting there but it is slow work.
    Glad to hear from you!!!

    1. Oh Mrs. K!!!Thank you for that amazing poem!!! May need to post it tomorrow on the main page. Bless you!

  8. It has been tough, hasn't it? And God doesn't promise that 2021 will be peachy. I wish He would. Pretty sure my faith needs recharging too and I get the feeling that will only happen by drawing on His strength and love. This poem makes my soul sing. Thank you.


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