Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ancient Paths

This is what the LORD says: "Stand beside the roads and watch. Ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is. Walk in it and find rest for yourselves. 
But they said, 'We won't walk in it!' Jeremiah 6:16 

I pray I listen and find rest. 
I pray you listen and find rest. 
We have the tendency to be rebellious, 
to walk in our own ways.  
We are prone to wander...

The ancient paths speak to me of the tried and true ways.
Ancient paths that those before us 
have traversed where they found rest for their souls.

I long for rest for my soul. Most of us crave rest in this world filled with bad news, challenges, cancer and losing loved ones, ISIS and other tremendous evils. Often we feel blinded and confused when we grope to find the good way, the ancient paths to walk on. 

May we clearly see the ancient paths and walk in them. 

©  2014 Marie Nease

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Beauty in Dying?

I find it almost impossible
to see beauty in dying.
Over the past several years,
precious friends lives were snatched away
by cancer's unmerciful grasp.
I find no beauty in that!

Yet, somehow, 
God is able to see beauty
in everything. To cause beauty
to bloom from the unlikely.
To even burst forth beauty
from the grave!

Autumn reminds of beauty in dying...
leaves glowing,
showing off,
dazzling us
with their blazing colors,
during their last days
before they let go,
twirling, gently to the ground.

© Copyright 2014 Marie Nease

Friday, October 10, 2014


The trees of the field clap their hands!
Nature praises her Creator!
May we join nature
 in extravagant praise 
of our Creator!

   You will go out in joy
    and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
    will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
    will clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12 New International Version (NIV)