Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God (Mic. 6:8).
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, the other in a meek and thankful heart.

Out in the Fields

Thots 3

Here's a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the beauty and power of nature. Don't know why, but I found this moving when I came across it yesterday.

The little cares which fretted me
I lost them yesterday,
Among the fields, above the sea,
Among the winds at play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.
The foolish fear of what might happen,
I cast them all away
Among the clover-scented grass,
Among the husking of the corn,
Where drowsy poppies nod
Where ill thoughts die and good are born—
Out in the fields with God.

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  • CH

    • 3 years ago
    Beautiful! Thanks, Frank, for posting that.
  • Jon

    • 3 years ago
    Thanks Frank, passed the poem on to a few friends already! I do a weekly post of your best news articles on my Facebook page and sometimes get some real good reactions! I usually try to do positive stories that you post, to remind people that there is good happening. This week I shared:

    1. "Still serving until the age of 103! - Amid this year’s coronavirus outbreak, Vera Lynn released a charity version of “We’ll Meet Again.”
    2. Girl stuck in Thailand lockdown feeds 30,000!
    3. Unemployed Filipina feeds other jobless migrants in Dubai. "We’re poor, to be honest,” she said. “But it’s not a reason for me not to help..."

    On the 15th of June I posted an article from your news blog: "New U.S. Sanctions on Syria Take Effect Next Week" with a title "Pray for Syria", along with a link to the amount of children who died under the Iraqi sanctions back in the 90's. The post got 24 likes and five shares. It is not a lot, but hopefully it made a few people think about the human cost of these sanctions.

  • Frank

    • 3 years ago
    Thanks for letting me know, Jon. That's encouraging. Glad the little news clips can be helpful!