Hopeful Friday

Today is Hopeful Friday hosted by Cielo of House in the Roses. If you stop by you will be inspired and touched by HOPE.

Sky over Stowe

"Just for one day I promise,

Cloud Reflection

To see God's love in all things,

My creation

In the calm, the joy and the peaceful.


In the burden, the pain and the sting.

Fall sky

I will look to His love in the moonlight,


In the wave of each swaying branch,

Maine 4

In each breath, in each step, in each moment,

After the rain

I will pause to my Lord and give thanks.

My creation

Though the turbulent waters surround me,


I'll be still as a calm peaceful lake,

Lake White Best

For if He is in charge of this temple,

Spring Ocean

Then the outcome to all will be great.

Stowe Vermont

So with my new mind I'll sing praises,


And release alleluia's sincere,

Ocean spray

For if God and I are this temple,


Then the outcome to all will be clear.

Sunset over Falmouth

So do not sway for a moment,

skywatch flower sky 5

When dark clouds are somber and gray,

Sunset over Falmouth

Just look to the sunshine beyond them

Good Morning sunshine

And just let the Lord have His way."

ONE DAY AT A TIME by Chris Zambernard

The song for this post is Don't Ever Let Go
tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Just what I needed this morning when everything on my mind has me up since 4:30...thank you!

M ^..^

aliceinparis said...

Gorgeous pictures and a great message:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos and poem, Karen!


Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

A rainy and gloomy day here...
Thanks for such an inspiring post, love your striking photos!

~ Gabriela ~

xashee's corner said...

i am SOoooooo thankful for YOU! :)
Thank you so very much for another BEAUTIFUL post! much needed today! :) Have a FANTASTIC weekend!

Beverly said...

Karen, this is such a comfort. Your photos and the words are inspirational.

Thank you for sharing.

Vee said...


To be in the hands of God is the safest place of all.

I will think of this post many times...again, thank you!

squawmama said...

Hi Karen... I want thank you for stopping by and visiting me... I always love meeting new people... Love your blog... it was very inspirational. And the pictures where spectacular... I loved them... Please come by and visit again sometime... Thanks


LiLi M. said...

Your photos are all so bright Karen, while we had such a grey and cloudy day. But the lesson is that we always can see bright skies at our (blog)friends' thank you and have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

This was so inspirational and beautiful Karen! Thank you ♥ Happy Hopeful Friday :>)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love all the pictures!!! The most beautiful is the one of the field. Love it!!!!

Casey said...

Thank you dear friend for this beautiful post for "Hopeful Friday". You are truly such an inspiration in my life Karen. This was a much needed post for me today. The words and the pictures were sensational!! Thank you for this gift!!! And thank you for your gift of friendship!


CIELO said...

Beautiful.... and such an uplisting message... thank you Karen... “May God grant you always... a sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.” (Irish blessing)