keeping my love alive….

Because I’m not done yet,
resting still  like dough before it’s bread,
paint before it’s dry,
a promise before the  keeping
and no rushes about it,
’cause theres still money in the meter
and it’s not mine to pay.

and looking with hard eyes burns
the becoming
and rushing doesn’t gain me time.
I won’t  let the details drag me,
just keeping  my love alive,
I only need to keep my love alive.

whispers, they walk softly,
time soaking soft  this stony ground
no harm no foul,  tired soul of mine,
so I’ll slow this mind on down
just keeping this tender  love alive.

(patience is love when you’re doing something stretchy.)

“On soft Spring nights I’ll stand in the yard under the stars
-something good will come out of all things yet
and it will be golden and eternal
just like that.
There’s no need to say another word.”
-Jack Kerovac

The one who calls you is faithful and he will perform it~1 thess


  1. Mary on April 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Our stories are still being written…

    So glad to be able to read part of yours!

    Much love and grace to you!

  2. Kel on April 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    may this Saturday of slowing down be a balm for your soul

  3. kamana on April 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    you are a beautiful soul.

  4. Michele Bergh on April 22, 2012 at 12:48 am

    The beautiful taste of hope, keeping us all moving forward in whatever way and speed we need. Lovely.

  5. JBR on April 22, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Hugs to you Jen. Love that last picture with the cloud formation. Awesomely powerful. God is good.

  6. Amy Kelsch on April 22, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Jennifer: I just soooooo love your words and pictures. What a perfect post for me to read this morning! I really can’t get enough of your writing and seriously think a publication is in your near future! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Of Petals and Wool on April 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Hi sweet Jennifer, such wisdom to help us live by when there is nothing else we can do but to just wait patiently in hope until what is to come, comes to pass.

    Thanks for your visit, it always uplift my soul
    Blessings on your day. JB

  8. Marcie on April 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Gorgeous color and light..and such uplifting and inspiring words!

  9. rachel awes on April 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    your love is SO alive, dear heart.
    i adore all your art + photos.
    you pulse prettily. xox

  10. lisleman on April 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    “theres still money in the meter” – Oh I like that idea.

  11. S. Etole on April 22, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Well this just blessed my socks off! What wonder you create with your words.

  12. Barbara on April 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Love this whole thing! And I’m right there with you!! Thanks for expressing it so beautifully!

  13. Stewart M - Australia on April 23, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Thanks for the comment on my ‘wordy’ blog – glad it helped you get a few breaths!

    Great selection of pictures – I love the colours and textures.


  14. Anne Camblin on April 23, 2012 at 9:50 am

    money in the meter and not ours to pay—indeed! The last picture speaks so powerfully; as always, you bless us by sharing your gifts.

  15. kelly on April 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I think you read my mind. Love the bird of hope. 🙂

  16. Maggie Mallard on April 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Honey what a prefect way to end my day! You always bless me in such a way when I am lucky enough to visit.
    I am looking forward to seeing your work published one day. So grateful God put you in my life. He always takes care of me.
    Thanks once again for bringing me joy
    Love ya

  17. Anita on April 24, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Such beautiful photos; your heart shows in all that you do.

    Your words are perfect, and those you choose to quote are as well.

    Keep on keeping!

    xo, Anita

  18. leslie on April 24, 2012 at 9:36 am

    thank you for this lovely encouragement in image and word. waiting patiently (and sometimes NOT so patiently) along with you…

  19. elk on April 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    that first photo took my breath away …then the words swoop in and leave me even more so ….

  20. suz on April 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    oh my

  21. dulcy on April 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I L O V E that first shot of the flowers against the wood! Gorgeous contrast. Also your words, and precious bluebird brighten my day………


  22. Connie Smiley on April 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Hiya Jenn! Thank you for this wonderful post–so full of hope. I like the analogy of not rushing the bread dough, and especially that closing encouragement–“The one who calls you is faithful and he will perform it”.

  23. Judy Hartman on April 26, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Your words are pictures ~ inspiring and hopeful. Your photographs continue the message with grace and beauty. It is always so rewarding to spend time with you here, Jennifer.

  24. Lori Moon on April 29, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Such beautiful words – – your pictures are lovely too! Seriously beautifully written – I’m going go read again. Thank you for stopping by my world this week and I’m so happy to be introduced to your world, too.

  25. Naomi on May 3, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Jenn, you are beautiful. Thank you for your words.

  26. jeanie on May 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    You do have the best photos ever!

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