Friday, November 18, 2011

Come Away, My Beloved!

A master-piece photograph from my son-in-law!  My daughter is in the foreground with Ian and Dominic, my grandsons watching the photo- shooting action.  The title sets the MOOD. 

Moms need a break from the action.
A time to pull aside and drink deeply.
A time to inhale stability and exhale stress.

Coffee breaks are refreshing~caffeine kicks in to energize~ morning head- fog clears~ flavor soothes a soul-longing~sharing the moment with a friend deepens the delight~sipping prolongs the pleasure! What are you waiting for~ GO, make a cup!

How realistic is the prospect that my daughter can really pull this off, dress clothes and all? If she could escape for even a minute, Dominic cries for her in the background and commitments call.

Yet, so real is our Constant Companion, Jesus Christ.  He is

refreshing our thoughts~Philippians 4:8
energizing our strength~Isaiah 40:31
clarifying our confusion~Philippians 3:15
soothing our longings for goodness~Psalm 34:8
delighting us through words with friends~Proverbs 27:9
lingering in us with sweetness~Psalm 119:103

Need a moment of escape, a quiet place to refocus, a back to lay your burden on, or a word you desperately need to whisper to someone who hears? He's always available for that quick break away, even if you can't stop the action around you.

My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. 

Especially during this holiday season, may you find those much-needed-breaks, my friend.

Thanksgiving be to God for you and for Spiritual Sundays!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving. I too, wish for a special reprieve for my friend Shirley who sits by her husbands side while he suffers from Cancer. Jesus is forever near me and I rest in His arms. I pray for everyone to do likewise during this hectic season.

  2. I slept 13 hours last night from sheer exhaustion. How I need to rest in Him this weekend! Thank you for this post.

  3. Interesting post. Everyone needs to take breaks and rest. Even Jesus did that when He was on earth. Thank you for the encouragement.

  4. Coffee breaks with God. I'm so thankful He's quick to hear. Sometimes we become so busy we only have time to look up in His face and say, "I love you." And energy surges!


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