Lost in Resting

early evening, lost in nesting, i pause to rest taking in my small abode

the whirrrr of a fan

scent of newly purchased honeysuckle bushes

photos packed away in storage finally hung upon the walls

long, refreshing gulp of Pyramid Apricot Ale.


the Holy Spirit has taken up residence sprinkled peace and calm

throughout every room as though it was holy water

a gentle, afternoon breeze dances through the apartment

purifying cleansing enriching transporting solitude

voices of neighbors Filipino music rustling of falling leaves


nestled in my overstuffed chair beer in hand feet on ottoman

i watch as branches bow in the fluttering wind in homage

to a promise filled to a new inhabitant of #6205

one they know instinctively who appreciates their creation

their Creator their beauty and wisdom their unrevealed secrets.


i in turn raise a glass to them thank the One who created us both

we connect the three of us nature God and i in a circle of kinship

of celebration of thanksgiving of knowing our place in God’s universe

from lost in nesting i become lost in resting in the peace and grace

and love of God’s promise and hope


  1. True_Worshipper · ·

    Beautiful… I feel the rest in Him! Thank you!


  2. mzpresser · ·

    Amazing, so calming, I can feel the holy spirit over the internet!


  3. This is SO soothing, especially after a long day’s work. Really beautiful!


    1. Thank you SO much, Lilka. So nice to know the serenity comes across to someone else.


  4. I love your soothing style of poetry. It’s lovely – calming – genuine, yes that’s it. Genuine.


    1. Jane, thank you – a huge compliment. It all comes from the heart of worship.


      1. Irene, worship. That’s right. It does feel like worship.


  5. So so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!


    1. You’re most welcome, Debbie.


  6. Susan, isn’t Gods peace wonderful when we are surrounded by evil? I’m so glad, again, that you are enjoying your new place so much!! Cheers, girl!!!


  7. When I read this (twice), my immediate reaction was, “Ahhhhhhh…..”. I know this feeling, and am happy for you.


    1. That’s just the way I felt as I wrote it. Thanks, Beth. Wish there was an icon for that!


  8. Beautiful poem and I’m so glad you are happy in your new place and that the Holy Spirit has come and blessed it and become a part of your surroundings there. Hugs and blessings, Natalie 🙂


    1. xoxo back to you, Natalie.


  9. Resting in Him is the ultimate bliss. Enjoyed every word of your poem. Blessings to you, Susan…


    1. Thanks so much, Carol Ann. Hope you’re having a blissful weekend. 🙂


  10. I raise a glass of Crabbies Ginger Beer from my gently reclined recliner. Cheers dirt sister. Here’s to your peace and tranquility.


    1. Thank you, Paul. Cheers back to you – from the trees, the bees, and me.


  11. Ahhhhh! I can feel your peace, Susan!! I couldn’t be happier for you. I know that you will have an even deeper relationship with spirit because you are home! ❤


    1. It’s lovely, Lorrie – the connection I feel to nature. I always seem to feel, experience God when I’m surrounded by trees, animals, the ocean, etc… Well, YOU know exactly what I mean! Thanks for stopping by. ❤

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