“Thank You Lord”
Brother Henry
Most every Spring, I try to set aside a weekend to go backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with friends.  God is so easily found on a long walk in the woods.  The trick is what happens when my feet leave the path. Psalm 118- Brother Henry

I am so amazed climbing the mountain
looking out for days, sky, tree and fountain, a breeze to say
Thank you Lord for giving us this day.

I find you here, deep in your Creation
with air rich and clear, my heart finds inspiration, an ease to say
Thank you Lord for giving us this day.

Rolling thunder, swollen rivers come in May
first Spring beauties then trout lillies bloom and soon fade away.

When I leave this place I'll search out to find you
Cause I'm in need of grace I pray have a mind to stop and say
Thank you Lord for giving us this day.

But all my worries, rise and flurry, swirl around
Make me fearful, some days tearful, pinning me to the ground.

In the vallies or darkened allies steepend in fear
in the meadows or the shadows you are always near.

At the end of every day and the start of every morning
We may meet joy or pain, all comes without warning, then slips away.
Thank you Lord for giving us this day.

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Every now and then,
when the world sits just right,
a gentle breath of heaven
fills my soul with delight...
~Hazelmarie ‘Mattie’ Elliott, A Breath of Heaven
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