The Beauty of Simplicity

Thursday April 20, 2011


Spring -- the simplest pleasure of all.

Green grass emerges unbidden.
Annuals pop up, where cold, seemingly barren earth lay.
Even my walk seems effortless, simple.
The sun warms gently now; it will glare in the coming months.
The corner where I contended with biting cold just weeks ago today brings only refreshing simplicity.

As I rest in the simplicity, it invades my heart, my soul...
and I remember.

I need not roll the stone away.
I simply lift my head and believe.



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12 comments:

Faith said...

amen! this is so simple and beautiful....

alicia said...

Beautiful words... praying soon comes to us here in Iowa soon! :)

Jennifer said...

What beautiful words! I got excited looking at the little sprouts of growth in my garden this morning. God has blessed us with many 'simple' wonders!

Janna Qualman said...

I thought that prose quite beautiful, Laura.

Brian Miller said...

big smiles...you dont need to roll the stone away...nice...

Connie@raise your eyes said...

"I need not roll the stone away.
I simply lift my head and believe."...oh the simple truth of this!

It is finished....even the stone was rolled away, so we could see in...I love that an angel sat casually on top, asking people what they were looking for:)

Joybird said...

I need not roll the stone away...yes, yes!

Cathy K said...

How refreshing, no stones in the way...

Ann Kroeker said...

Simple pleasures, simple truths...though simple, they are the deepest of them all.

Love this.

Old Ollie said...

I'm still a stone roller...but...

Craig said...

Faith is right – and the others - it is so simple and beautiful. God is the most complicated simple thing and the most simple complicated thing. There is evidence for the faith – but in the end it comes. down. to. this. “simply lift my head and believe”.{smiling}

God bless and keep you and all of yours.

emily wierenga said...

oh laura, do you know what peace i felt after reading this? i need not roll the stone away... i just need believe. thank you, sister. xo

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