Shower Me With Blooms

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Shower Me With Blooms

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Shower me with blooms

upon a springtime morn

when night’s shadows pass away

and a new day has been born

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Shower me with blessings

as I greet another day

with raindrop painted petals

freshly opened on display

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Shower me with grace

and flowery fragrant truth

collecting drops of mercy

that reflect the light of You

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Shower me with your Word

removing sin’s dark scar

and grant me now your Agape Love

to fill my ready heart.

Wendy/2013

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Agape is a Greek word referring to non-romantic, self-sacrificing, and unconditional love.

God is love. 1 John 4:8ย 

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On a recent Saturday, just after dawn, I noticed how lovely the raindrops looked in the morning light. ย Special thanks to my handsome husband for making morning coffee and to my little dog who helps me get outside – the first thing each day!

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Agape Love Blessings ~ Wendy

I’d like to invite you to visit my Bible devotional blog that has one post per week just as this one does:

http://thewordwithwendy.wordpress.com

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This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

1 John 4:10

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88 thoughts on “Shower Me With Blooms

  1. Lovely photos and meditative prayer/poems, Wendy. I heartily agree – husbands making coffee do make a morning truly wonderful and special. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Gorgeous photos and beautiful words that remind us to focus on our Creator and His creation! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  3. I am just getting to many of my favorite blogs, after a busy string of days–end of school year, weekend with family…wonderful, sweet times! This poem is precisely what I was trying to explain to my precious little one before bed: the idea of unconditional love (from God and her parents/brother) no matter what. I also was praying for her to know the beauty of a new day, both literally and figuratively. She made some poor choices right before bed that left some family members with hurt feelings and her with lots of tears.

    I want her to know this love, this grace, this transformation as she learns to know Jesus more and more. “Jesus Loves Me” and “Amazing Grace” are the “soothing songs” she asks me to sing often before bed. May those words sink in to all our hearts!

    Your pictures remind me of the significance of water to represent freshness and life and reflection…wow, I am struck anew over how God reveals himself to us when once our eyes have been opened!!

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    1. Alison, I find it exciting that our eyes are opened more and more over time. Even in rereading a portion of scripture I will see new things (for me anyways…) that He reveals.

      Blessings to you & your dear family xo

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  4. Wendy, what beautiful photos and words! I’m so thankful for your kind comments you left me on my blog while I was “away”. It means a great deal to know that I have a friend in you. Thank you for caring. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It is so nice to hear from you, Daisy! I think of you often as I have your name on my prayer list ever since I heard that you were moving. I find moving very exhausting even though I kinda like the adventure of it…xo

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  5. There’s something just so magical about a garden after a lovely rain, isn’t there? What lovely flowers – a great variety already! It feels like I’ve just had a lovely wander through your garden space! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. The like button is somehow not working properly today. Yes, God is Love, Love is God… I remember drawing a flower, wrote this on the background and added it to the bulletin board of a Champlain’s office that I hanged around during University days. Peace be with you.

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  7. The topmost picture makes me think of being “washed in the water of the Word.” It looks like a lady dressed in a white robe, freshly washed.
    Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
    \o/

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    1. Hi Paula! I have been hanging out in the garden. My oldest son is starting to care about it as much as I do and has been helping out quite a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo I’m coming over to your blog, now, to visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. These flowers look like they posed for you, stood in a row and waited for you! So beautiful and the gift of your poetry with them is outstanding. Wendy, I have never read anything from you that I haven’t been touched by .. .thank you for ministering to us like you do! And thanks for including your other blog info on here. I don’t go to my reader and so missed it last week! God bless you and yours!
    p.s. I LOVED the amazing purses and brooches you make!

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  9. Stunningly beautiful, Wendy – both words and pictures. I can see some awesome greeting cards and calendars coming up in years to come ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. You are so gifted, Wendy–your poetry is perfectly lovely–and my goodness, the photos!! I’d like to reach through the screen and smell the flowers, if not gather a bouquet for my “office”! God bless you and the family abundantly–love, sis Caddo

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      1. Ooooh, does that mean you would share your photos–with proper credit–if I needed something special to go with a poem? (You can say “no”–I promise not to beg, whine, or pout!)

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        1. I’d only hesitate because I want to use some, one day, in a book and on other items. As long I retain ownership of them, I’d be honored to share some with you, Caddo – but only you since you’re one of my big sisters. xo

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          1. I would contact you personally first, as I fully understand and respect your book and other projects, dear heart. You are surely a prize-winning photographer, and I celebrate that with you–and am so thrilled to know you, and to enjoy your work on your blog. God bless!

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  11. What a visual feast Wendy! Just beautiful. And lovely poetry and bible verse. I’m glad you explained what agape was! (otherwise I would have had to look it up -): Learned something new today and so enjoyed your post. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Linda, I love learning new things too. This week we discovered a new road to walk down in our neighborhood that runs along the back of a nature park. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a restful weekend.

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  12. Peace-giving as always. Made me sad, though. Our rhododendron went to the compost pile in the sky last year. But our yellow tree peony has flourished, almost like it wants to make up for it!

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      1. I really should post more pics of our garden; we have some wonderful plants. Maybe some day when I have time to sort out the files and folders…

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I enjoy a word in season, so I'd love it if you added an apple to the bowl.

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