Some flowers bloom without our aid
as sacred elegance in the wild
Their seeds cast by nature’s hand
with the simplicity of a child
No fanfare or grand scheme designed
just a flight on wings and wind
as capsules of potential descend
upon the earth who takes them in
The Creator esteems such humble ways
and childlikeness a desirable trait
in order for true righteousness to be sown
in all matters of our faith.
These wildflowers are from the hike my husband and I took in Paradise Meadows.
True beauty does not have to be complicated.
I prefer a loveliness that evokes peace and tranquility.
Simplicity leads its admirers to moments of stillness and reflection.
Finding joy in simple pleasures, such as wildflowers, is a restorative respite.
Children so easily live in the moment and trust Providence for the future.
The potential for greatness is found in childlike faith.
Our Creator can accomplish much when we “let go and let God.”
Childlike Blessings ~ Wendy
I have so much to let go of ; yet , even in this God begins and completes the good work.
I just need to believe.
64 thoughts on “Sacred Simplicity”
OH! This is so Lovely 🙂
Thank you! Blessings.
All true. Thrilling how close-ups of flowers give such an amazing perspective, like seeing them again for the first time. When I first started doing that my farmer/gardener Mother had difficulty identifying a few of them. Again, amazing!
Thank you! I love macro photography for that very reason. When Darwin came up with his theory, it was before we knew just how complex living things are. Who put all that information in the nucleus? 🙂
I love this!!
Thank you, Kathleen, I enjoyed putting it together.
I enjoyed my quiet stay in Gods backyard. Thank you Wendy.
His gardens are always the most satisfying. Thank you!
woooooooooooow what a lovely flowers.
🙂 Thank you! 🙂
:)..first of all hello..:) and its so nice…macro vision of your eye is so fine..:)
Thank you, and hello to you too! 🙂 I always enjoy your photography.
Thank u sooo much dear for such a compliment..:-)
Wonderful words and photos!
Thank you so much, Elina!
So much loveliness here, including your photo at the top, Wendy! Simplicity and elegance, a lovely part of faith. God bless you BIG.
I love that about God. He wants us to be like children.
Thank you xo
Such pretty pictures and lovely poem.
Thank you, Lucinda! I appreciate your encouragement. 🙂
Oh my…those pictures were beautiful, and the words were woven to fit so perfectly. A child-like faith, simply the best! 🙂
Thank you, Becky! I think children have much to teach adults in matters of faith. 🙂
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
SACRED…AND ONLY SIMPLE ON THE SURFACE.
YOUR POST “BOWLS” US OVER!!!! GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR CREATIVITY.
Thank you, Jonathan, for your enthusiastic reblog! 🙂
Truly peaceful, Wendy. I too find respite for my busy soul amongst the flowers!
And you do it so well, Melody! I’m on my way over to visit your garden…
It was a joy to experience the sacred elegance here today. A welcome respite. God bless you, Wendy! 🙂
Thank you for blessing me with your kind words! 🙂
So very lovely
Thank you, Barb. I especially loved your latest post!
Thanks, Wendy!! I’m so glad you did!!
Lovely photos and thoughts.
Thank you, Patti. Blessings!
Your poem was just perfect, Wendy .. .and then the flower photos and thoughts with them put this over the top with simple beauty and joy. I really looked when you talked about child like faith. Having a ‘forever child’ with me gives me great opportunity to learn these beautiful lessons of childlikeness. 😀 Thank you and God bless you always!
Thank you, Debbie, for such a lovely comment. I remember a “forever child” making the most intriguing remarks at a church service years ago, and I found myself listening extra closely and being blessed for it. Blessings dear friend.
This is like my poppy post – the effortlessness of poppies self-seeding has always appealed to me. We strive so much …. they don’t!
Frances, I know what you mean about poppies… I love their independence and resilience. 🙂
It’s interesting how God uses the simplest things to teach us the deepest lessons! Thanks for sharing your journey insights with us 🙂
Thank you, Daisy! I love that about God. He is the only perfection, and yet not pretentious.
More beautiful words and photos, Wendy!
It brings me joy to know that I can share His creation with others from all across the globe. Blessings to you, Bill, and your family. I admire and appreciate your inspirational writing.
Ha!! I may be last (for now) but I get to give my likes and comments in person. :>
Last but not least, dear Ian! You are my favorite blogger. 😉
lovely photos …and words to go with.
thanks for sharing
Thank you for stopping by! 🙂
That yellow flower seemed to jump right off the screen at me. So beautiful. And wouldn’t it be wonderful to be like little children and always be able to enjoy each moment without the intrusion of worry about what tomorrow might bring. I appreciate the inspiration your site always brings me. Thank you.
Yes, Elizabeth, it would make life so much more peaceful if we trusted with childlike faith. Thank you for your visit. 🙂
Well isn’t this the truth! Nobody can compete with HIS gardens…always perfect.
His garden does not add to our “to do” list either. 🙂
I love your photos and your talent, a true inspiration! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award – I’ve really enjoyed your blog, have fun!
Thank you, Becky, for the nomination. I appreciate your encouragement. I no longer participate in awards – but I can definitely understand why you deserve an award. Blessings!
Oh I certainly understand! I still think you are pretty awesome 🙂 Thank YOU for your encouraging words and kindness that you have shown to me! I appreciate you and your blog!
Lovely poem with a serene remoteness.
Thank you, Bobby, for the lovely comment!
Paradise Valley is aptly named! Oh, to look at the world through a child’s eyes. What a gift that magical time is…and one we can revisit in times of quiet and obviously when visiting Paradise Valley! 🙂
It’s no wonder that grandchildren are such treasures, since they bring a fresh perspective to aging minds. I live with teens, and so I see the in between world through their words.
Thank you for your visit. 🙂 I enjoyed visiting your site.
I love your photos and your thoughts about the Creator and His Creation. Blessings, Natalie
Thank you, Natalie! I was so happy to find your lovely blog. 🙂
Thanks, Wendy. I’m delighted to have found your blog as well. I beiieve us to be very like minded in our love of the Creator and all that He has made. I’m looking forward to visiting your blog again and again. Blessings, Natalie
Incredibly beautiful. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much! 🙂
I read a reply you wrote to Wendy and was quite taken with these words: “Some flowers bloom without our aid as sacred elegance in the wild Their seeds cast by nature’s hand with the simplicity of a child ~ No fanfare or grand scheme designed just a flight on wings and wind as capsules of potential descend upon the earth who takes them in ~ […]” Would you give me the link to your blog? I’d love to visit it. Blessings, Natalie
Thank you, Natalie, for your encouragement! I post this blog every Friday. If you would like to follow by e-mail there is a follow button in the footer section of the page on the left side. I am enjoying your blog. 🙂