Guest Post: Deck Flowers

My guest today is my youngest aunt, Rachel Easley Going. She’s been blogging for awhile, but had taken a break. I’m happy to announce that she’s back! She gave me permission to share this lovely post that she wrote a few years ago. Once you’ve read it, do pop on over to see what she shared today

Deck Flowers

By Rachel Easley Going

Aren’t the splotches of sunlight beautiful sprinkled across our neighbor’s fence?
This past Saturday evening I walked out on the porch.
I thought of all the things I still needed to accomplish that day.
I thought of the week behind.

Sunlight was glinting on the fern and the fence.
I saw the deck flowers from a different perspective.
I pondered our summer.
I pondered our quickly passing year!

What more can I do to be more effective
as a wife, a mom, a sister, a brother, a friend?
Wait! What? A brother?
No I can’t be a more effective brother, ever!
Whew! I’m off the hook there!

Oh yeah, I’m busy alright.
But am I effective?
Have you heard of, “working smarter, not harder”?
That applies here.


I mean seriously, did I make a difference in someone’s life this week?
I hope I did.
I saw people hurting.

As I stood on the porch,
the bells from the church down the street,
started their evening chime.
I hummed along as they rang out;
“Oh love that will not let me go.
I rest my weary soul in Thee.”

I sighed.
The bells chimed on…
seeming to say, “All is well. All is well.”
I strive to gain a new perspective.


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