Elderly Indian Man, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

“For I know the plans I have for you,…plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

Hope is transcendent, a starry thing for which we grasp when at our feet lie crumbled plans, thwarted ambitions, and ill-fated dreams. Hope is resurrection and lusty yelp of the newborn. Its name is painted on seed bags and gilded over newly furrowed rows. Hope stripes with glitter our sons and daughters…and theirs…and theirs…Hope is a mewling kitten, cherry blossoms in the spring, and burrowed acorns at howl of winter.

Hope is The Church, The Master, Jehovah God.


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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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4 Responses to Hope

  1. writeathome says:

    I’m most thankful for the hope we can have which will transcend this world!

    1Pe 1:3 Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
    1Pe 1:4 [Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you,

    God bless you!

  2. Shirley says:

    Love those scriptures. Thank you, Carol.

  3. Shirley, I really like your blog because you combine awesome photos with scripture and heartfelt words. God Bless You.

  4. Shirley says:

    Thank you, “Abiding.” I do appreciate your words.

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