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I Hope That You’ll Be Still

by Kelly Crawford

Today I hope that you’ll be still and see the sunrise new,
A fresh “good morning” from the Lord in brilliant, orange hues.

Today I hope that you’ll be still and let the world unfold,
Looking at the dandelion through the eyes of a 4-year old.

Today I hope that you’ll be still and sing at the top of your voice,
And stop in the middle of folding clothes to dance around with your boys.

Today I hope that you’ll be still and sit on the front porch swing,
And look at your husband while he speaks, as if he were a king.

Today I hope that you’ll be still and force your mind to see,
The textures, colors and perfect rhyme of God’s creativity.

Today I hope that you’ll be still and snuggle under a quilt,
Reading “Madeline” to a smiling face without any “housework guilt”.

Today I hope that you’ll be still and pen a thoughtful word,
To tell a lonely someone that her prayers are being heard.

Today I hope that you’ll be still and hold somebody’s hand,
For the days pass through the hourglass as fast as the sifting sand.

Today I hope that you’ll be still though the fast-paced think it odd,
Today I hope that you’ll be still and know that He is God.

Kelly Crawford April, 2008

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Kim M. April 4, 2008 - 12:12 pm

I like this… a great reminder!

Brenda April 4, 2008 - 3:41 pm

No housework guilt! I like that!!!!

Texas Country Designs April 4, 2008 - 9:15 pm

How wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this! I have put a frame in my bathroom that I use for poetry, scripture and other words that are encouraging and uplifting. If you don’t mind, I think I will print your poem and place it in my frame. What wonderful words to think on. I do wish you lived just down the road!! I would bring over things to make a pot of mint tea and some baked goodies so we just sit and visit while the wee ones play.

Mrs. Klause

These Three Kings April 4, 2008 - 10:35 pm

thanks for this post!
found your blog through a search..so encouraged today to stand firm on the TRUTH of GODS WORD…thank you!

Word Warrior April 4, 2008 - 10:36 pm

Mrs. Klause,

That is a lovely thought, indeed! (In my best British accent–we just finished watching “Emma” 😉

Miss Rebekah Ann S. April 8, 2008 - 11:41 am

Wow!! I really needed this. I find myself rushing here and there, getting frazzled because I have so many things to do. Thank you for this uplifting and encouraging poem! You are really quite talented! I could never write something so beautiful.

Thank you for sharing. 🙂


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