in the palm of His hand

On this cool and foggy morning, I hear the birds beginning their day, and know so much beauty is already pouring my way. People will converge and we will sing, and laugh, and feast together. A scraggly group, all gathered around a table, being family to one another.

This year, like every year of these forty-some odd years, has been filled with blessings too many to list. We live in a place and a time of peace, and I am able to be a mother, and a wife, and a friend, and a daughter, and a writer without anyone threatening who I am or where I’d like to go. I am so grateful.

And to you I send my very biggest cheers and prayers and wishes for a glorious day! May God keep you and hold you, and may you share the love that abounds inside of you with everyone–EVERY ONE–everywhere!

I leave you with a traditional Irish blessing…

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face;

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.




4 thoughts on “in the palm of His hand

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  2. Hi Jane! I ‘m grateful (on this beautiful sunny Thanksgiving morning) to have just read your beautiful blog, and I ‘m grateful that I know you!

  3. Thank you Jane! We love that Irish blessing!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and thank you for all your inspiration! God is good!
    Kh. Tammy

  4. I am grateful, too, for this time of abundance and peace. May we hold it all with open hands, cherishing not our outward blessings as much as the ones that cannot ever be taken away, the gift of God’s love and salvation.

    I am grateful for you, Jane, and the many beautiful friends God has given me.

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