fear not, keep on.

woke up with the chorus from this as the absolute first thing in my thoughts,
and it was the sweetest, most wonderful, brilliant, beautiful banner over my day.

the stunning lyrics, pasted below from Sandra McCracken‘s site:

God’s Highway

WRITTEN BY SANDRA MCCRACKEN AND THAD COCKRELL

My feet are strong, my eyes are clear
I cannot see the way from here
But on we go, He knows the way
And in His arms, He keeps me safe.

 

Fear not, keep on, watch and pray
Walk in the light of God’s highway

 

The shadows flee, The valley is deep
But evil cannot conquer me
Your rod and staff, They protect me
You give me rest, You give me peace

 

CHORUS

 

I see the shore, from troubled seas
This tiny ship that carries me
It is not yet, But it will be
So heaven come, It’s you we need

 

CHORUS

 

I’m holding onto you, Lord
You’re holding onto me…
I’m holding onto you, Love
You’re holding onto me…

 

CHORUS

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falling hard for flowers & a video.

last year, i fell hard for growing flowers. i wanted to plant some things to spruce up our yard, and it seemed that if we were going to have flowers, it would be nice to be able to cut some to have in the house or gift here & there. however, i honestly had very low expectations which were maybe the result of the flowers i planted two years ago failing miserably.

with equal parts refusal to submit to defeat, and an unquenchable love of flowers, i tried again. to my complete surprise a bunch of things grew! beautiful things. it was a little slice of heaven.

last harvest 2017-1027

now, here we are with days warming, sun shining, and the hum-of-what’s-to-come in the springtime air. crocus & muscari will pop up to surprise us through the thinning blanket of snow in the coming weeks, and next month, i’ll be tucking the first wave of brave, cold-embracing seeds & seedlings into our yard.

march is when things start to turn, making it that sooo close yet sooo far month. finding this slice of wonderful made my day a few weeks ago, and i had to share it. i hope it makes you smile as much as it made – and keeps making – me smile.

*so sorry! i tried to link the video here directly, but no dice. i’ll keep trying ;o)

[this was one of the bouquets from the final harvest last year…October 27th.]