Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Quote for the day!

I have started following a sweet lady's blog called http://thoughtsfromovertherainbow.blogspot.com. Her name is Susan. Don't you just love the name of her blog! Check out her "thoughts" about Lent. She has given us a wonderful challenge, that if I know most of us, should be no challenge at all! It made me think of this quote from Norman Vincent Peale we have on our bulletin board at Curves where I work...

"The way to Happiness:
Keep your heart free from hate,
Your mind from worry.
Live simply, expect little, give much!
Forget self and think of others.
Try this for a week and you will be surprised!"


  1. Laura these a wonderful words to live by..I will have to check her blog out and I do love her name too. Have a great weekend. Love, Cindy

  2. Morning, Sweetness! Oh, you make me feel so good! Keep yourself warm - more snow? It has been almost in the 80s here this week, but now we have a cold snap! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Laura, THANK YOU so much. I just knew we had a lot in common. Thank you for NVP's quote. Have a lovely weekend!--Susan

  4. Hi...my first visit...I'm coming over from Vanna's...What a lovely cherub gift you sent to her & such a nice act of random kindness too! Welcome to Blogland...;-) Bo

  5. Love this quote. I just forwared it on to all three of my daughters.

    Thanks for all the cheer you deliver. :)


  6. Hi Laura lu, Thanks for checking out my red! I love spring colors too, pink is actually one of my favorite colors. I guess when I get tired of red I'll switch it out for pink. lol!

    I got the rug at a local rug store here in town when we first moved in this house. I just fell in love with all the color! The brand has worn off, so sorry.

    Congrats on being in the magazine! Very cool! Kristen

  7. I've just discovered your beautiful blog via Vanna's blog...what a lovely gift you sent her. I love this quote..words to live by. I'll definetly check out the blog you suggested.. the name itself is beautiful.. have a super evening ..hugs ~lynne~

  8. Laura Lu, that's a beautiful quote. We were in Memphis yesterday, running here and there. Ya'll didn't get much snow at all, compared to what we got! We were so shocked when we headed home and ran into 10 mi. an hr. traffic on the interstate! We were relieved to get home safely. Saw so many cars and trucks off the road. laurie

  9. Laura Lu I am having the terriblest time (I know that is not a real word- but it seems to fit) leaving you comments- I don't think it like me- but I keep on trying!

    I love the statue you gave to Vanna and I had no idea you painted it yourself- my you did an awesome job!!! That was so very sweet of you-

    The picture frame is awesome too! You are so motivated- must be all that exercise!! I have so many things I want to get done but just don't seem to have the umph - I did start jumping on my trampoline(it is a good one- needak) just a few min a day- with Fibromylgia I have to slowly work up to a decent workout but at least it is a start!!!

    When do we get a preview of your magazine appearance??



Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)