My Backyard

Thursday May 5, 2011

It's a little plot -- nothing like the acre that was my childhood backyard.
But it's quiet and green, albeit rather suburban.
The fence is fresh and new.
The new lawn furniture is cushy.

It's a simple pleasure, to step out my back door.
But it's away.

I don't take the phone out.
I leave the laptop behind.

It's a bit of a sanctuary -- a place to think, to breathe, to escape even if for only a half hour.

As I stumbled upon the second half of a familiar verse last week, I discovered that what begins in my backyard doesn't end there. You've heard "Be still and know that I am God." But the verse goes on: "I will be exalted in the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." (Psalm 46:10)

That peace that begins in my backyard? I carry it with me, as much as possible. And when I do, it reflects my Source. My peace exalts Him!

So, I'll see you tomorrow -- I'm out the back door.

Linking up today with Dayle for Simple Pleasures.

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Nikki (Sarah) said...

a place to breate.....this is nice....I'm glad you have that....

Trish said...

It looks lovely and soft and green!
A true pleasure and blessing!
Everyone should have such a little haven :-)
bless you..Trish

Stephanie M. Page said...

What a good word today!!! Love how you brought out the second part of that verse!

Kay K said...

your yard is lovley nothing like being out enjoying the sun and all of nature the verse ...if we can just be still ...and let GOD speak to us ...

Cindy said...

what a lovely post.

It's so refreshing to have a place to run to to catch our breath.


Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I was thinking just this morning, as I strolled around my backyard, it is a sanctuary, a place where God is exalted and obvious. Thanks for sharing this today.

Deb said...

I enjoy our side deck and our screened-in back porch.

I'm somewhat intense (according to my darlin' husband) so it's great to have a place to unwind.

Intense. Now could he mean by that?

Sweet dreams.

Debbie said...

This is particularly pleasurable to me because I feel as if I live in a fish bowl. My back yard is not that much more private than my front, and I have so often neglected to enjoy it for that reason. Lately, I've been imagining a spot back there that is just mine where I can feel free to sit and drink it in.

This inspires me to really put some action to that vision.

And I love the way you exalt Him in your peace. Just beautiful.

Faith said...

ah....a place to fave place is the little corner of my backyard where i can sit in peace...and meditate...enjoy yours!

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