A Silver Lining



A Silver Lining


In late life’s season

aged by time

a silver lining

I will find

as wisdom’s harvest

better than wine

is aged to perfection

in a godly mind

A bouquet of joy

the new iced kind

is pure and white

heart warming

and mine!


The silver strands in my hair remind me that I’ll be trading this model in for an imperishable one once I’ve reached the final destination of this life journey… but in the meantime I have a Mechanic that keeps my engine in tune and He’s making sure I get Home on time…

Silver-Lined Blessings ~ Wendy

What qualities has aging brought to your life’s wine?

Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.           Proverbs 16:31


37 thoughts on “A Silver Lining

  1. “…aged to perfection in a godly mind…”. I love that line–with the constant renewing of our minds, the right conditions are present to perfectly age the wisdom we receive. This makes me think more about being an earthen vessel. What is going in? What is growing in my heart? Are the conditions ideal to ripen wisdom? I hope as I progress in age, I will stay centered on wisdom, grace, and faith.

    You asked what qualities aging has brought to life’s wine: physical contentment. I am happy (most of the time) with what’s on the outside and know that the inside needs far more attention and discipline! Being a mommy has changed my muscle tone in the midsection, but whenever I start to lament these changes, I remember why it happened and rejoice that I was able to grow two amazing little people right inside of me!

    Thanks for the reminder to seek after wisdom! Blessings to you this Friday! –Alison

    1. It seems the true lasting joys of life come with a hefty price tag… 😉 Alison, I agree that children are worth every hit our body (& pocketbook) may take. If I could do it again – I’d have had more babies. I heard, once, that Martha Stewart said that her only regret in life was that she did not have more children.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  2. Every day I get older and every day I desire God more. I would have never guessed when I was a pessimistic unbeliever, that life under God’s wing would be so great. That was only 11 short years ago.

    Now even under trials I challenge myself to find joy and succeed. Pray all the best for you!


    1. I like how you acknowledge that there are trials even while walking with God , and that it is possible to find joy in the midst of them. That is true wisdom!

      Blessings Rick ~ Wendy 🙂

  3. This is SO Lovely, Wendy–every word! And beautiful photos, of course! I’m grateful that, with the years, I’m shedding more and more of the unimportant stuff–I still have plenty to go, but I’m confident I’m getting “lighter”! God bless you abundantly–love, sis Caddo

    1. I love that: “lighter”! The Light Maker has promised to continue that which He has started. We’re in good hands, Caddo! Thank you for your encouragement! Hugs!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  4. Morning Wendy-Lee!!
    Beautiful poem. 🙂 I colour those greys! Lol
    I like getting older and not feeling jealous or caring as much what people think of me! You feel more confident in your own skin! Hugs to you from me!! ……Paula xx

    1. I love that “confident in your own skin” feeling! Good morning Paulama. 😉 I love your answer! Hugs to you & one to the critters.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  5. That photo was amazing! You are the queen of catching water drops .. .even frozen ones! I loved the line ‘a bouquet of joy’. I think that is what getting older has blessed me with, a more joyful perspective . ..time to see the joy in all the moments that when younger, I sometimes missed. God bless you all your days, with wisdom and delight! Thanks , Wendy!

    1. Thank you, Debbie! Hugs! I agree about “time to see the joy in all the moments”. The gray matter between my ears seems to have mellowed with time so I can notice them…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

    1. We’re not getter older – just better, Melody! I laugh so much easier as I age – memory loss gives me the opportunity to laugh at old jokes again! 😉

      Blessings dear neighbor ~ Wendy xo

        1. I’ve read The Hobbit aloud to the kids a few years ago and when the movie came out, this Christmas, I asked them not to remind me what was in the book… We went as a family to see it. I, of course, was surprised by it all. 😉 I’m with you girl!

      1. Thanks Wendy! The countryside and the Atlas mountains were great. Didn’t care much for Marrakech though.. But nice to have seen it anyway. And happy to be home again! Hugs dear friend 🙂

        1. It’s always a good sign when you are happy to be home. It means your holiday was long enough… I look forward to seeing what pictures you have captured, Calee. 🙂 Hugs!

  6. You are beautiful… What a way you have of not only capturing beauty with your lens, but also with your pen. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing the beauty within you!


    1. Thank you, Cheryl, for your kind words. I’ve asked the Lord to guide me in anything I post… He makes everything beautiful. How are the ladies “in waiting” doing? I think of them often.

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

      1. I had to resign from prison ministry this week, as I am currently unable to stand for long periods of time on the cement floors. I’ve felt the Lord leading me to resign for a while, but have fought against it, because of my love for them, but He told me that He’s calling me to something else now, so I will only be ministering to them in prayer now, not in person, unless the Lord leads me back there. Thank you for asking, because I truly do love those ladies, and it was very hard to leave this ministry.


        1. It is an visible battle that we are in, Cheryl, and praying is the most vital part. Good on you for obeying the leading to pull back – physically… I will continue to pray, too, as I remember them. Hugs!

    1. No, I haven’t – but I’d love to make a devotional book, one day, for those who love poetry,creation, and the Creator. Thanks for your encouragement, Laurie. Hugs!

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

  7. Beautiful!
    As far as aging goes, Years have brought me to the place I want to be in life. I live my dreams and I have gained a better perspective in life. 🙂

    1. Imelda, that sounds wonderful! Sometimes people wait too long and miss living out their dreams…nice to hear that you didn’t miss it. 🙂

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

    1. Thank you, Evangeline! I’ve learned from observing what other photographers are doing and noticing what I liked in their pictures…

      Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy xo

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