Sunday, September 19, 2010

~PAUSING TO REMEMBER~

~Thoughts on a Sunday Morning~

When I was a wee little girl my beautiful Mother wrote the following inspirational poem.  Unlike my father who lived with a fountain pen in hand, my Mom didn't do too much writing.  Although I think she was very, very good I realize today the confines of working a full-time job while raising her family probably gave her little time for creative expression.  I couldn't have been more than nine or ten when she penned the short little verse I easily memorized the very day she read it to me aloud...

Ever since I've carried it's message in my heart.  I pray today it will bless you in a mighty way.

~REFUGE~

 "IN STRESS AND STRAIN
BY BODY WORN~
MY SOUL SEEMS ALL
BUT REJECTED AND TORN~
YET IN MY WEARINESS 
HE GIVES ME REST
SENDS ME STRENGTH
TO ENDURE LIFE'S TEST~
AND WHEN I AM WEARY
AND TEMPTED TO FALL~
I PAUSE TO REMEMBER
THAT HE PAID IT ALL"

~Barbara Martin Elliott~
Love to you this beautiful Sunday...

21 comments:

Stitching For Serenity said...

Goodmorning R. I needed to see this today. Boy If I don't feel dragged through the coals sick. What a simple beautiful way to ask God for his Mercy to be placed on us. It's good to remind us we too must carry certain burdens in His name without knowing the why's we so often ask. Just hold onto faith. Hugs and blessed sunday. Tammy

Blondie's Journal said...

beautiful, Rebecca. It's a shame your mother didn't write more often...this poem is wonderful!

xoxo
Jane

Anonymous said...

HAPPY SUNDAY MORNING TO YOU, REBECCA! THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE SWEET POEM WRITTEN BY YOUR MOTHER. IT IS VERY INSPIRING, AS SHE RECALLS OUR LORD'S OWN OFFERING FOR ALL OF MANKIND....
THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF TALENT
IN YOUR FAMILY, IN ALL TYPES OF AREAS. NO WONDER YOU ARE THE MULTI
TALENTED PERSON YOU ARE!!
YOUR POSTS ALWAYS LEAVE ME WITH A HAPPY FEELING!!!
LOVE, FRANCY

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

How beautiful Rabecca! I really needed this today. Thank you. Linda

Oklahoma Granny said...

Lovely words and so special since it was your mother who wrote them.

Just a note on the comment you left for me about the gourd and pumpking seeds. I didn't FREEZE them, I put them in one of the crisper drawers of our refrigerator.

stefanie said...

wow, how special to have such sweet words!!!

Anonymous said...

My Dear Daughter--

What a surprise to find a poem I had written on your Blog. Thank you! Strange as seems, you may have the only copy of this poem in existance. I lost many of the ones I worte years ago.

It still holds true today -- I am still weary and worn, and much older, but my days are bright and full of promise.

I still look to the Lord for daily strenth. He is WONDERFUL and MARVELOUS. Yes-- That is what Jesus is too me.

Love you-- Mom

She Uses Her Words said...

Good Morning. What a lovely poem! Makes me wish she would have written more. Such a treasure for you to have and hold in your heart!
xo, Karen

Lee Laurie said...

What a beautiful poem that your mother wrote. So beautiful and so true. He did pay it all for us.

Hope you have a very beautiful Sunday too.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Deanna said...

Rebecca, Beautiful poem.
With this being your mom's writing it has got to mean a great deal to you. Tis lovely.

God bless ,
d

Mari said...

HELLO SWEETIE,

JUST SOOO BEAUTIFUL AND SWEET :) YOUR MOM WAS SOO GIFTED WITH HER WISDOM :) LOVE HER POEM :) THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH US ALL :)

HAVE A VERY PEACEFUL SUNDAY!!!

HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

NanaDiana said...

Lovely Rebeca~ How precious and dear that your Mom penned that. It makes it all the mors special than just reciting any old poem. I can tell that your Mom was a humble and Godly woman...much like her daughter would become. xxoo Diana

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Beautiful Poem, that your mother wrote Rebecca, How wonderful to have such treasures.
I enjoyed your last post too, Your court yard is so pretty. Enjoy your day.
Blessings,
Sue

Carolyn said...

Oh that is so beautiful!! Thank you to both your mother and you!! Life is never an easy road...but it is okay; knowing Him makes it allll worthwhile!!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Home and Heart said...

A family treasure. Your mom may not have written a lot, but she made what she did write count!! I am so happy for you that you still have it.

sissie said...

Lovely words Rebecca. Thanks for sharing your sweet Mama's poem.

hugs
Sissie

Dolores said...

You have blessed me today with your sweet comments to me..... and then you blessed me again....with your mother's beautiful poetry..... !!!!!
Thank you....
Your are so blessed to have this beautiful piece of poetry written by your mother....
Hugs,

June said...

Rebecca this is beautiful. And so very true!
Beautiful too, is the comment your mother left here today. She has a wonderful talent.
hugs to you sweetie...

Nichole said...

That was beautiful.
As you know, I love checking in and reading your blogs often. You were one of the first pages that I found and one that I check regularly, so I passed a blog award on to you.
Have a great night, Rebecca.

Heaven's Walk - said...

May God bless you, sweet Rebecca. What a beautiful post from a beautiful woman. Your mother sounds like she was a wonderful role model for you. Hugs to you, friend.

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Rose said...

beautiful post and well written poem. thanks for sharing. rose

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