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About Facing Glory

I am learning that it takes time to see God's glory. It is always there, but when I write I tend to look for it more. And so I write this blog. It's simple, thoughtful and a glimpse of the journey I'm on. I enjoy hearing your ideas, so comment freely.
Love, Lindsay

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Thomas Moore : To live ordinary life artfully is to have this sensibility about the things in daily life, to live more intuitively and to be willing to surrender a measure of our rationality and control in return for gifts of the soul.

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A freshening lustre mellow

When a big change is coming, I find myself thinking and planning for the future. I think about minute details. For example, I have actually thought about how I will get my laundry done and where I will do my grocery shopping when I move to the big city this fall for school. I think to some degree, this is healthy, a natural part of mentally preparing, but at some point it becomes living in the future and I am actually living right now, so I must find a balance. Today I was reading At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon. I chose it because my grandma used to read this series and I've been missing her a bit. As I was reading I came across this snippet of a Wordsworth poem that put my mind at ease about preparing for professional school.

The sun, above the mountain's head, A freshening lustre mellow
Through all the long green fields has spread
His first sweet evening yellow.
Books! 'tis a dull and endless strife: Come, hear the woodland linnet
How sweet his music! on my life, there's more of wisdom in it.

Sweet is the lore which Nature brings
our meddling intellect/mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things
we murder to dissect.

Enough of Science and of Art
Close up those barren leaves
come forth, and bring with you a heart
that watches and receives.

This proverb brings even more clarity to the dilemma of enjoying life and taking on the task of an intense program of study.

For the Lord gives wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair- every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you and understanding will guard you.
Proverbs 2:6-11

The fact is I could spend days studying a subject and have little understanding of it. However, true depth of insight and wisdom is a gift from the Lord. So as Wordsworth stated in speaking of creation, "there's more of wisdom in it." Spending time in creation brings perspective that lends itself to a deeper understanding of the subject at hand.

If this post isn't clear to you, I hope that you simply enjoy the photos from our backyard garden.

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