Gently spraying water on potted petunias,

I’m enjoying the cascade of snowy whites and deep amethysts overflowing,

Some now stretching their arms, straining heads between white painted rails,

While others dance to the refresh-splashed pearl droplets glistening on each one.

I notice the newly burst-forth circlets — unknown English-wildflower beauties —

Back! Amongst the breathless pinks of another pot, higher up.

Tiny rows of delicate – light pink, then dark, then light –

Like candy-striper versions of Queen Anne’s Lace!

This revelation bubbles across me…

For I’m no gardener

Have no green thumb

Have tried to cut off the dead heads, make room for new

Not sure if they‘d reappear after all this time —

But here they ARE…  like prized green crowns poking up and awaiting their jewels.

And I smile to think… O, this lovely morning is like a sea of shimmer glass.

Sparkles to focus in…simple lights.

Americana flags across the way, billowing in and out on Spirit-breeze.

Reminding me… of wondrous words I read on another blogger’s post today…

from John 3:5, Message version –

Unless a person submits to this original creation—the ‘wind-hovering-over-the-water’ creation, the invisible moving the visible, a baptism into a new life—it’s not possible to enter God’s kingdom…

And of all the seeds I’ve been sending forth to faith…

And that new life promises…joys still unseen…are about to (even bursting to) bloom!

Childish voices echo back to me from yesterday then…

A parade of three skipping merrily by my porch, gleefully singing,

Like piglet and pooh and friends…making up a tune…

La la la… we’re singing a happy song!  O la la la, we’re singing a happy song!

And I catch the grin of their Grandma,

my neighbor,

following behind like Christopher Robin, joining heart and voice…

Pulling me along too…

free and light and merry!

Early geese fly overhead now,

Their honking a bit hoarse and rusty-weak, like they are just trying it out,


Gliding across the blue and white of the early morning light

Above the ocean sounds of treetops swaying

Beyond the angel songs stirring my chimes

Through the sunshine laughing gaily at this day’s report for on and off rain

Towards cotton puffs whispering… we may still come yet…

And I think…

Here, in this moment, with visibility for what’s to come yet blurred,

I see… and praise…

— The invisible moving the visible —

Oh Lord, it isn’t… Folgers

But Your… effervescence

that fills my cup!

©  Pam Depoyan

Let’s empty the dregs, and refresh…

What’s filling your cup today?  I’d love to hear…


Linking with Ann at Multitudes on Mondays

and Playdates with God, Soli Deo Gloria,

andThe Beauty in His Grip



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21 Responses to Morningglory

  1. Joan says:

    Oh this is beautiful, Pam. I love what you said about His effervescense filling us up.
    (And I’m looking forward to seeing those wild geese fly overhead.)


  2. MaryLou says:

    Music has definitely filled my cup today. I started with Gospel music early this morning and then at my church the praise and worship time was so wonderful I wanted to stay there all day and soak in God’s presence. I am still listening to His music right now. I thank God for His music such a blessing in my life! 🙂

  3. Pamela says:

    Angel songs stirring my chimes. I love that! Writing fills my cup. There’s just something about research and writing that gives me energy. So I’m looking forward to my day and digging around in Revelations.

  4. Mindy Bowman says:

    Funny! God…not Folgers fills my cup. Love it! 🙂

    • Yeah… I’m not even a coffee drinker! I think that is God’s sense of humor because He put that jingle in my head as I was thinking about writing this… it was the line that convinced me to sit down and put paper to my thoughts. Glad it made you smile too! 🙂

  5. Hi Pam,

    Ahhh, I love morning glories! They are so delicate and vivid-hued!

    Regarding your comment on my post “Melting an Angry Heart,” your lines “relaxing into sweet repentance and healing love” are beautiful. Yes.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Jennifer Dougan

  6. Love the way you took in the simple beauty of what lives around you and saw it as a gift to fill you up. You have such a beautiful way of seeing life, of following Him Pam. So thankful for you.

  7. It never ceases to amaze me how we can do nothing sometimes and the most brilliant of flowers still burst forth. What a testament to our awesome Creator!

  8. Diane says:

    I haven’t been to blogs in over a week. How I missed yours, Pam. Much to catch up on.

    This was a breath of Spriit-breeze this morning. Thank you!

  9. lolita says:

    Reading fills my cup. As I am to overflowing now. From the scriptures and to the “effervescence…” I am partaking from here. How delightful your words are, Pam.

    They send forth to me pictures of dancing heads of spring beauties……. laughing as the light drizzle dew them up. Oh to the last of summer……. I am in the look out for the first of your autumn posts…… I love to picture the gold, yellow and reds on the treetops.

    Beautiful, Pam.

    • Thanks, Lolita. I’m glad this is part of the reading that fills your cup! Not sure if you’ve ever seen a “Folger’s” commercial, but it is a familiar line from a coffee commercial…Folgers in my cup. 🙂 I’m enjoying the last of summer here… Fall really doesn’t come until October here. And I don’t want to rush it because I’m not ready for winter to come fast. But I understand your anticipation. Fall is my favorite time of year.

      • lolita says:

        I haven’t seen a Forger’s Commercial but I know it is a coffee brand.

        And I thought fall comes in September. Ok…. you may linger over the last of the summer. Is is raining there already?

        Our usual cup here is Nescafe or Great Taste Coffee.

  10. It’s possible to see a few leaves turning in September, but they don’t really start until October. Then it comes fast. We have Nescafe here too… I’m not a coffee drinker, so not much for any of it. Folger’s commercials are usually very heartwarming… touching… and talk about how warm and safe you feel first thing in the morning with Folger’s in your cup 🙂 We have had some rain in the last few weeks, very much needed. And more is expected soon… But it has also made our last few weeks a lot cooler and very pleasant. Hope the rain and flooding is ending where you are!

    • lolita says:

      Up north and parts of the south are still in flood but not like the first time. There are very low provinces in our country in the Luzon plains. Then there is this poor garbage management causing all the clogs.

      Good that the weather is now more pleasant.

      Some commercials here too are tending to family settings and speaks of love and togetherness. Some soda and coffee commercials have and I think it veers on ethics and values.

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