Thursday, November 4, 2010

“The Fire Is Nice This Morning”

That’s what Elv and I say to each other on good mornings. It means that the fire in the stove IS nice, mostly likely.  But it also means that the atmosphere in our little world is nice at this moment, too.  That the coffee is good might mean that it’s just right, that the pot was clean to start with, the beans were fresh, and the grinding done just so; or it might mean that we expect to enjoy the work ahead of us for the day. These are our ways of saying, “God’s in His Heaven; all’s right with the world.” !

Of course, along with good coffee and a nice fire is that fact that we’re giving the best part of the day to each other sitting together by the fire and to God with our Bibles in our laps. It’s all about grace for the day that He is giving us. We never know what’s going to be in our day; but when we’ve had a good morning; the hard parts are doable.

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven -
All's right with the world!

                                     by Robert Browning

PS: I know it’s not spring right now.

3 comments:

  1. Contentment on the edge! Enjoy all the the rest of the day and life from that center!

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  2. I like your poem. Never read it before.

    One of our "contented catchphrases" is, "I like us."

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  3. I keep wanting to post on our blog, but I don't know how to write what I am thinking so that it makes sense... How do you do it?
    I like the poem too.

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