Hope

I heard a bird sing out the word:
Hope! Hope! Hope!
A butterfly I saw confide:
Hope! Hope! Hope!
I smelled the flowers pure and sweet
And ate the fruit from giving trees.
I touch the Word; I’m seen and heard:
Hope! Hope! Hope!


My nature-inspired Quadrille for De’s prompt at
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Virtuous Woman

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Proverbs 31:10-13, 20, 25-31 (NIV)

Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness.
She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.

Virtuous Woman – Lyrics

Refrain:
Lord, make me a virtuous woman,
Hard-working, caring, and kind,
Keeping a home for my family,
And living Your design.

1. Give me the talent to make
All that my hands can supply.
Grant me the Spirit to manage it well
And bring my husband pride.
Refrain:

2. Cooking and planting to grow,
Nurturing children and seeds.
Lord, may I be a good wife to my husband
And gladly meet his needs.
Refrain:

3. May I have extra to share
And be giving and humble and meek.
For in this way I inherit the kingdom
And make my life complete.
Refrain:

Lord, make me a virtuous woman
Who is living Your design!

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Woman

Only a woman’s eyes can tell.

Purplerays

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“They see the whole but they don’t see the stitches.
They don’t see the speech of the creator in the work
of the needle. We mend. We women turn things inside out
and set things right. We salvage what we can
of human garments and piece the rest into blankets.
Sometimes our stitches stutter and slow.
Only a woman’s eyes can tell. Other times,
the tension in the stitches might be too tight because of tears,
but only we know what emotion went into the making.
Only women can hear the prayer.”

~Louise Erdrich

Artist~Morgan Weistling
Text & image source: Remember ღ Once upon a Time? https://web.facebook.com/RememberOnceUponATime/

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Singing Sweet

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Sometimes she sings loud
And seems too strong and proud.
But always, always singing sweet!

1. When the thunder rolls
And flood rains drench the land,
We wonder why the Mother
Has to force her hand.
But after rain is sun
And after clouds a bow,
In every storm a reason
Greater than we know.

Sometimes she sings loud
And seems too strong and proud.
But always, always singing sweet!

2. When death comes to call
And take our love away,
We wonder why the Mother
Couldn’t let them stay.
But through the grief is peace
‘Cause every part is whole.
We’re safe within her keeping,
Every single soul.

Sometimes she sings loud
And seems too strong and proud.
But always, always singing sweet!

3. When we’re down so low
And cannot stand the hurt,
We wonder why the Mother
Lets us feel like dirt.
We ask her for a sign
Of all-embracing Love,
Before, behind, within us,
Under and above.

So we can sing it loud,
Stand tall and strong and proud,
And always, always singing sweet!

Sing your Spirit loud,
Stand tall and strong and very proud,
And always, always singing sweet!

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This is track 13 on the album
Mother Nature Sings.