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The Majesty of Gods Creation

Sunday, March 17, 2013

It was balmy last night so I went to sit on the front porch. Joan had gone shopping with the girls and twilight was approaching. I closed my eyes and slowly drew in a deep breath and exhaled, then another and another. As my body relaxed my mind slowly drifted into the present that was around me.

Somewhere down the street burgers were being grilled. That tasty and tantalizing aroma toyed with my nostrils, laughing like my granddaughter does when she plays a joke on me. Above that smell were two birds, talking back and forth. A third bird was just talking. I imagined a large figure above all of this stirring a pot, tasting and seasoning. Joan keeps wind chimes all along the front porch of all shapes, sizes and tones. Iíll be honest, they mostly annoy me. It seems the wind only blows through them when Iím on the phone!!! Last night they played alone and then together. They invited the birds to join and the aroma of grilled meat became stronger. There was a rush of wind and suddenly the sounds and smells overwhelmed me and rushed over me in a pleasing and reassuring way. The symphony of life softly played a tune in my soul. I heard each note alone and then together. I inhaled them and let them linger

Godís creation and its beauty and majesty may be no further away than your front porch

Namaste
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EFFRAYECHILDE 4/8/2013 9:08AM

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RODYANNE 3/22/2013 1:46PM

  Such a beautifully written blog. You touched on all of our senses and imagination at the same time. Thank you.

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JIBBIE49 3/21/2013 8:15PM

    I am certain that our EARTH is the most beautiful place in all of the Universe.

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PCASEY7 3/21/2013 6:56PM

    Yes we all need to stop and smell the roses.

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TAWANDA_IS_BACK 3/20/2013 6:38PM

    Oh how true!!

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SUSIEMT 3/20/2013 10:27AM

    AAAaaaahhhhh!

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PATRICIAANN46 3/19/2013 12:55PM

  What a wonderful description of total relaxation and enjoyment!!!!! emoticon

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GALINAZ 3/19/2013 10:35AM

    Thank you for the reminder to stop and look and listen in the moment.

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JAMER123 3/18/2013 11:02PM

    I feel that I have just read the introduction of a book. Love the serenity of the writing. Sitting outdoors and listening to all the sounds around can be so relaxing.
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WINNIE-POOH 3/18/2013 9:12PM

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LIVELYGIRL2 3/18/2013 4:37PM

  I feel as if I was sitting in chair in silence, as we observed this lovely tranquil evening.

Would you believe.. I thought of you several days ago... I wonder what happened to John? Probably because I lie your blogs, and there isn't as many men that jump in the middle of this club. emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 3/18/2013 3:03PM

    Wonderful!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 3/18/2013 2:54PM

    Amen. I still have snow to melt before I smell BQ and hear birds.

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JACKIE542 3/18/2013 12:55PM

    Just wonderful, I love my front porch too, just wish I could write about it that well. Thank you. emoticon

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JUDYAASH 3/18/2013 12:10PM

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GRGAP86 3/18/2013 12:07PM

  Thank you for sharing

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/18/2013 11:48AM

    Beautiful! I love wind chimes and listening to birdsong...though smelling other people's burgers and steaks grilling always makes me too hungry for foods I shouldn't be having. :) What a wonderful experience though, and I love the image of Someone above stirring a pot and tasting it. I will remember that. :)

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FROMMY08 3/18/2013 11:48AM

    I long to hear the beauty of nature as spring approaches. Here in North Dakota we are experiencing a winter storm today. Thanks for your blog and for bringing glory to God for his creation. He is due our praise!

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EATCLEAN6 3/18/2013 11:09AM

  love to hear the music of the birds, can't wait to sit in the yard and listen to them, that is, after the snow melts. Thanks for sharing your experience. emoticon

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SUNNY332 3/18/2013 11:08AM

    Beautiful post. What a blessing to take time to "smell the roses".

DH and I woke up to birds chirping loudly. We could hear them so clearly. It just made my day!





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BRADIA 3/18/2013 10:37AM

    Definitely, God's creation is always around us. It is just a matter of sensibilization and letting his presence be with us. God bless you. I enjoyed reading your experience and you made ma remember moments I have lived very similar to yours.
HaVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEK.

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GRIZ1GIRL 3/18/2013 10:18AM

    Absolutely! Thanks!

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ROBB1N 3/18/2013 10:07AM

    Sounds like a lovely time of day!

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TINY67 3/18/2013 9:58AM

    Great Blog!

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CEEMAY 3/18/2013 9:44AM

    God is good all the time. We just have to pay attention!

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DJSHIP46 3/18/2013 9:43AM

    Namaste

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MISHKIN 3/18/2013 9:12AM

    Thank you for calling attention to God's goodness! His loving care is evident in His creation. Your reflection on this was beautifully portrayed, I felt transported to that tranquil soothing scene.

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ROCKYCPA 3/18/2013 8:58AM

    What a beautiful blog - I really felt like I was there! Thanks for sharing!

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MOMMY445 3/18/2013 8:18AM

    so beautifully written,John! have a wonderful day!

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NILLAPEPSI 3/18/2013 8:14AM

    I love enjoying the beauty of God's creation. I know in my mind that heaven is going to be even better, but we have it pretty good here, too. We just tend to take it for granted. Have a great day!!! Spark on!! emoticon

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ITSMYTYME2SHYNE 3/18/2013 8:04AM

    What a nice blog. I could feel spring thru the words

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OFGREENGABLES 3/18/2013 7:27AM

    what a nice reminder!

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JANEMARIE77 3/18/2013 7:21AM

    one of my favorite quotes


What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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CHERYLHURT 3/18/2013 7:16AM

  So true!

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NEWTINK 3/18/2013 6:54AM

    Such pleasure in the small things ... emoticon

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OSDOWNS 3/18/2013 6:33AM

    Beautiful.

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PENOWOK 3/18/2013 6:15AM

    Very nice!

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TRYINGHARD54 3/18/2013 5:43AM

    I like those kind of evenings.. just sitting relaxing and enjoying.

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SANDYCRANE 3/18/2013 5:06AM

    Your words are so true. Even though it is very wintry here in Michigan I can go out and listen to all the different birds that have arrived.

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