Positive Meme Monday #10

soft-white-wildflowersElizabeth is visiting with our oldest daughter in D.C. for a few days. She has left me in charge of the blog while she is away. Today is Monday, and that means “Positive Meme Monday!” 

I’m featuring a few shots that have a “summer dreaming” quality to them along with three memes that feature literary quotes.

Elizabeth loves literature. One of the beautiful things we often share with each other is a well-written phrase. It’s a regular occurrence that we will be reading in the same room and one of us will say, “Hey, listen to this.” And then we will read to the other the passage that made us smile, or sigh, or wonder.

The memes today are featuring just the sort of paragraphs that we would stop and read aloud to each other. They also all have something to do with summer.





I hope all of the Beauty Observed readers are building one of these never-to-be-forgotten summers. Some of you are apart from loved ones because of work or military service. I hope, as does Elizabeth, that you can be reunited soon. Others of you are wrestling with heavy things in your spiritual lives. Still others are reading a post like this and wondering how you could possibly manage a moment to slow down and contemplate a good book. Trust us – we get it. We all find ourselves in difficult seasons from time to time.

So, I end with a sincere prayer that God’s peace will break through upon all of us this summer. I pray that He will teach us to rest and reflect. And I pray that each of us can enjoy the “Prime and vigor of the year in which all things are glad and flourishing.” 

Come home to me soon, Elizabeth! I miss you.

p.s. Natasha in Oz, I know you are on the other side of the world, and therefore not in the summer season. The answer to this prayer should reach you in about six months! 🙂



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2 thoughts on “Positive Meme Monday #10

  1. Beth

    Eddie, you are a good man. Thanks for sharing while Elizabeth is away and thanks for your prayers. Even though I spend this summer without my husband, I can still say with absolute certainty that God is good, ALWAYS. Blessings to you both.

    1. Elizabeth Post author


      Eddie here. Your family came to mind when I was putting this post together. For so long, summertime in America meant family time. Now we have so many who are serving in remote places. Maybe it was always that way, but we just are more aware of it now? Whatever the case, I think it is good that more Americans are thinking of service members throughout the year, even if the service men and women and their families don’t usually seek any attention. I know I speak for practically everyone when I say that “We salute you!” And, yes, God is ALWAYS good!



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