"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, May 8, 2020

Sometimes we come to life's crossroads
And we view what we think is the end.
But God has a much wider vision
And He knows it's only a bend-
The road will go on and get smoother
And after we've stopped for a rest,
The path that lies hidden beyond us
Is often the path that is best.
So rest and relax and grow stronger,
Let go and let God share your load
And have Faith in a brighter tomorrow,
You've just come to a bend in the road.

(Helen Steiner Rice- The Bend in the Road)

wishing you a clear view and happier days soon!


Granny Marigold said...

My dear departed MIL was very fond of Helen Steiner Rice and I always chose cards for her with a poem by her. I wouldn't be surprised to find that this particular poem was in some card sent years ago.

Sandi said...

Lovely! Thank you.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great piece by Helen Steiner Rice! I have several of her books.

This piece is so right for what we are going through worldwide right now.

Thanks for sharing ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

peggy said...

Catching up with you after a few days, always I can get back to nature on your blog. It was freezing here this am. So I wouldn't mind sitting under those mesquite trees or taking a walk at your place. We are all well!!!

Henny Penny said...

Oh, that is so pretty, and so true. I love the path with yellow flowers an both sides and down the middle.

lil red hen said...

Thank you, Kathleen...

happyone said...

Wonderful words of hope!

NanaNor's said...

Wonderful poem, thank you for sharing! Happy Mother's Day.

Laurie said...

Happy Mother's Day Kathleen, beautiful post and poem by one of my favorite poets, Helen Steiner Rice. Thank-you!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, Kathleen, and thanks for sharing not only a beautiful road view but also words of hope.

Sally said...

I love this, Kathleen. As Beatrice said, 'words of hope'; we all need this.

Beautiful photo.


Connie said...

Beautiful words. Wishing you happier days ahead soon too.

The Wykeham Observer said...

That is a really pretty driveway! Phil

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What a perfect poem and sentiment for this time. None of this is a surprise to our wonderful Lord, and He is well able to take care of us through it all.