Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Holy Ground

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries. 

- Elizabeth Barret Browning
I read this quote on a beautiful blog I found today--a treasure chest of Spirit-words and thoughts so real and full of life, so like my Jesus.  I spent hours there without realizing it, my (bare) feet propped up, my cup of pumpkin tea turning cold, and the ground beef I was thawing for dinner, waiting patiently to be transformed into Sloppy Joe's.
While I listened and read, I smiled.  Cried.  Prayed.  Became immersed in this place where the Spirit of God hovers.  I didn't want to leave to cook dinner--I was already full. 
Still feeling the afterglow--my heart is warm and my face is bright with the light of it--and having our evening meal over and done with, and the dishes washed and put away, I thought I would share this gem with all of you.  

The name of the blog is Holy Experience by Ann Voskamp.  I encourage you to take off your shoes and get ready to taste and see The Holy for yourself--through the eyes of a woman who obviously lives to discover the glory of God in everything and everyone around her.

Note:  In addition to the quote, and the warmth in my heart, I borrowed the music as well--piano bliss by David Nevue.   If you like, you can check out my play-list at the end of my blog or visit David's web-site.

Photo Credit: flickr - jenny downing


  1. Thanks for sharing that little gem... love that quote...stunning. Just found your blog today ;)

  2. You are welcome Charissa. :) I agree-the quote is a gem in itself. I think there are a lot of us going barefoot. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again. Blessings!

  3. How heart felt and beautiful...God our refuge, our very present help in time of trouble, our Rock and our Redeemer...The light of the World and our Hope. God Bless.

  4. Thank you, Crystal. He is ALL that...and more! :) Blessings!


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