What's in a Name?

Ecstasy (n)- 2. Excessive joy; rapture; a degree of delight that arrests the whole mind; joy may rise to ecstasy. (Websters 1828 Dictionary)
Doldrums (n)- A sate of inactivity or stagnation.(Dictionary.com)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Caged Freedom

A little bird I am,
Shut from the fields of air;
Yet in my cage I sit and sing
To Him who placed me there;
Well pleased a prisoner to be,
Because, my God, it pleaseth Thee.

Not have I else to do;
I sing the whole day long;
And He whom most I love to please,
Doth listen to my song;
He caught and bound my wandering wing
But still He bends to hear me sing.

My cage confines me round;
Abroad I cannot fly;
But though my wing is closely bound,
My heart's at liberty.
My prison walls cannot control
The flight, the freedom of the soul.

Ah; it is good to soar
These bolts and bars above,
To Him whose purpose I adore,
Who's Providence I love;
And in Thy mighty will to find
The joy, the freedom of the mind.

~ Madame Guyon
taken from The Sovereignty of God by A.W.Pink

Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Fickle Friend, the Summer Wind Part 2

Pizza Dude
The "big" Monmouth Fair

Horse sitting for the Hunts- Bug and Lakota

Wonderful trip to Portsmouth with Emmy-Lou

The Wizard of Oz at the open air theatre in Prescott Park

Freeport with my little sisters : )

"Pharoh, pharoh, pharoh, O baby, let my people go...."

Winterbrook get together
Welcome to the world, Matthias Brian Smith!!

Playing outside and swimming during Hurricane Irene.

The beautiful Shively girls!

Thank you, Lord, for each season and its brevity. It makes it all the more special!

Friday, September 23, 2011

My Fickle Friend, the Summer Wind Part 1

Hannah's shower.
Sweet Auntie Tash and Titus.

Sweet time with relatives!

A visit from the Johnsons. : )
Beatrix Potter cabbage and lettuce!

Happy Birthday Gully!
Happy Birthday Ethan!

Grand slam!

Good job, Pip!
Bench warmers?? Not these two!
The whole gang!

Uh oh! Stephen has a grenade!!

John and I playing water balloon baseball.

Pip feeding Ti
Being an auntie is one of the sweet joys of my life.

Fielder's Choice.... enough said.

Men of mettle!

Gorgeous Auntie Shay

Happy Birthday, Tammy!

Welcome to the world, Nabby!