1.  morning glory

reflective moments

night fades before sun’s splendor

beauty inspires praise


2.  day of rest

focus on His word

quiet the soul’s restlessness

renewed by worship


3.  fellowship

brothers and sisters

gracious hospitality

share meal together


4.  re-creation

wander out of doors

breathe deeply natural scene

rejuvenate mind


5.  two or three

humbly bow our hearts

Spirit hears groans of prayers

power is unleashed


6.  full circle

meditative mood

full moonrise illumines sky

resting in God’s grace


7.  benediction

taking sabbath rest

pause from world’s distracting pace



"Rest from Work" by Van Gogh, Wikipedia Commons

“Rest from Work” by Van Gogh, Wikipedia Commons

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laura
    May 16, 2014 @ 18:04:54

    This is just delightful and spells out so much of what Sabbath Keeping means to me! Thank you, Lynn, for this deep breath this afternoon. I’m glad you linked with the High Calling this week.


  2. jodyo70
    May 15, 2014 @ 00:07:45

    Lynn, stopping by from the High Calling link up. I love poetry–this was perfect. Succinct, yet powerful. lovely.


  3. dukeslee
    May 12, 2014 @ 18:22:12

    Ahhh …. breathing in the restfulness of your words, and the just-right piece of art to match your poem!

    Thanks for linking with us at


  4. katielynnkump
    May 12, 2014 @ 14:54:26

    “re-creation” — Love that! Never thought of “recreation” this way, but so true and so needed. Thank you for sharing. 🙂


  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 17:42:53

    This is such a perfect Sabbath description, lynndiane. I like the idea of creating a bit of Sabbath every day. We need it. It teaches us to trust in God, not have to be self-sufficient every moment.


  6. writerwannabe763
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 12:26:18

    We definitely do need to take those times of reflection and prayer ….. out of the busyness of life… Very beautifully written… Diane


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