Sunday, August 22, 2010

An Empty Nest

Look at the treasure that Duchess found
 in her garden this week.

an empty nest...

Just like my nest this morning.

I don't mind saying that I'm sad.
And I'm kind of scared.

So I went to God's garden to find another treasure.

You will keep in perfect peace,
him whose mind is stayed on You,
because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26: 3

It's the Hebrew batach,
about which Gesenius's lexicon says,
"to confide in; to set ones hope and confidence in... "
I think, sometimes, we lack the confidence 
because we fail to confide.
So I'm confiding my fears in Him this morning...
For his eye is on the sparrow...

Have a Sunday filled with perfect peace.

Sharing this this week at a new meme called
Inspiration Friday
Southern in my Heart.
Come see what's inpiring others!


Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"Oh how I LOVE the birdie nests"... AND I especially love watching them gathering and building them. To me there is NOTHING cutter out there in the garden than a bird perched with a mouth full of debris for feathering his/her nest... LOVE THIS!!!
Hugs, Donna

Lynn said...

How symbolic! I hope you have a great Sunday too:@) I'm gonna have a Barnyard Bash Party coming up in September... details soon!

Denise said...

I so understand your new "empty nest" today. I pray God's peace and blessing as you move into this new part of your life.
Hugs to you today

Amy Kinser said...

May God bless you and your family today, my friend.

A very blessed lady! said...

Love this....beautiful. What a work of art, so glad it can be shared and appreciated! Happy Sunday to you too!

Sharon said...

Debbie -
What a precious little nest!!

The verse is a favorite of mine. Especially the phrase "whose mind is STAYED on You." I've always felt like peace was something we have to actively pursue, it requires an act of our wills, in spite of circumstances - we must commit to KEEPING our minds on the Lord...Amen?!'ve officially joined the ranks of "empty-nesters," eh? Isn't it just the most bittersweet of times?

Wishing you a Sunday of perfect peace too - xoxo

Gayle said...

What a special find, and I love the scripture.

Kelli said...

I never cease to be amazed by the intricacy of a bird nest!! The kiddos have displayed a few in various locations around the back yard. Love that of my faves!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

How pretty! Birds are like little feathery artists, aren't they?

Ann said...

Don't look at things as an empty nest .... look forward to the times the girls are home and you are their "mother-friend." Lorri coined a phrase for me .... "Frum." Combination of the British "mum" and "friend."

So, now, think of yourself as their "Frum."


Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Oh, Debbie!
I cry and rejoice with you!
No words for this day.

Renée said...

Just remember your nest isn't really empty. You two will have such fun together and see the Mercer girls often. Sending hugs your way dear friend...

Vanessa said...

Thank you so much for joining the "Inspiration Friday" party and for sharing this post. My first born starts 1st grade soon and it already feels like the beginning of those steps that will lead him out of our nest. It goes fast and I am glad that I have many going before me into the next season of life with faith and trust in the One who will watch over our little birds even when we aren't there!


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