I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart
I will enter His courts with praise
I will say this is the day that the Lord has made . . .
We sing this regularly at our little country church
on the wide and windy prairie of western South Dakota.
In my mind as I sang,
for so long it was like a declaration of what I would do
as I enter His gates and His courts.
But now as I list 1000 gifts
and think about how photography
has ushered my heart so often to a place of
is the key
to His gates
is the way
into His courts
it is the path
that takes me
His presence . . .
on this prairie that some have
God-forsaken . . .
but that I have seen
wind-beaten . . .
there is beauty
if I choose
to take the lead from my child
Jen hosts this gathering of bloggers
a sisterhood to glorify God.
Recently, she ordered a mixed media piece from me.
It was my honor to send it from
She featured it here: What Do You Believe?
And I featured it here: Lemonade Stands.
It feels like a part of my heart is in her home now
. . .
*Photos & text property of Jodene (Jodi) Shaw copyright 2011*