Monday, December 17, 2012

The Dawn Painter

The skies were dark and cloudy this morning.
 And then, the Dawn Painter rose.
We scurried for our camera.


Have you ever noticed that skies filled with lots of clouds
seem to provide the best canvas for the most amazing sunrises (or sunsets)?

My artist friend says you need dark to show light.

Perhaps the Dawn Painter uses the clouds in our own lives
as canvas for those breathtaking mosaics
we are promised but still can't quite see or even imagine.

When I saw the dawn filling the eastern sky this morning
I felt hope arise...
and today I pray for those who mourn.
May the Comforter spread a Quilt of quiet peace
over grief-rendered hearts.

And may a ribbon of hope begin to weave around
lives broken by recent events.

With a hug and  'holy' kiss atop your heads,



  1. Thank you for that holy kiss atop my head. So many are hurting...we can take care of one another in simple yet loving ways.

  2. What a beautiful way to begin the day - with the Dawn Painter. Thank you for your loving thoughts this morning, Brenda. May peace accompany you throughout your day.

  3. The Dawn Painter does a marvelous job - every day.

  4. Thank you Brenda... and a hug to you too... Julie Marie

  5. Thank you Brenda... and a hug to you too... Julie Marie

  6. A beautiful sunrise sure does stir the soul with hope. I like how you say that about the Dawn Painter using the clouds of our own lives as a canvas for a promised breathtaking mosaic. I am awaiting the masterpiece that He wants to bring forth out of this dark moment is so many lives. I know God got some TV time on Dr. Oz today.

  7. No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
    George Chakiris

  8. Lovely post. Thanks for visiting me today.
    I love what the Dawn Painter has done here.
    The Dawn Painter had a beautiful sunset here recently,
    which looked much like your sunrise.

  9. Hi Brenda,what a timely,encouraging post this is.Truly,our God specializes in turning our pains to gains,ashes to beauty if we let Him.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

  10. i have seen this magnificent scene out my front door most mornings as i knit quietly or visit my friends here...thank you for putting into words God's Blessing on us all...we pray for the Sandy Hill school community: students, families, relatives, friends... the Dawn Painter always lets us know there will be another brighter day...
    ^)^ linda
    now, where are my 'sticks' and 'string'??!!!

  11. .. we love 'it needs dark to show light'... so true. XX
    It has been delightful visiting you throughout this year. Thank you for your visits and for the time you took to leave us comments here too. We look forward very much to more time shared in 2013! and here is wishing it to be a peaceful, healthy and happy new year. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

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Brenda xo