"Lord, this humble house we'd keep, sweet with play and calm with sleep. Help us so that we may give beauty to the lives we live. Let Thy bounty and Thy grace shine upon our dwelling place." E. A. Guest


Take joy home..

So take Joy home
And make a place in thy great heart for her,
And give her time to grow and cherish her;
Then will she come, and oft will sing to thee,
When thou art working in the furrows; ay,
Or weeding in the sacred  hour of dawn.
It is a comely fashion to be glad,-
Joy is the grace we say to God.

Jean Ingelow


  1. Oh Trish...I am reading her book this week. Is is so very soothing to the pictures of her life. But also to find JOY - HIS JOY in the everyday.


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