Visiting the old neighborhood,
Streets that once seemed spacious,
Narrow now.


Grass that once was meticulously mowed,
Wild and unkempt.
Trees growing in the ditches.

At the old school house swings that were sufficient,
Now so small,
Water fountains once used with ease
Now require stooping over so far.  20181029_112055_Burst01
Parking lot of the little church
Half-grown over with grass,
Still mowed, but gravel no longer seen.

Memories of old float through my mind,
Walking to school with a friend ,
Learning to whistle,
Taking a shortcut,


Riding bikes down the large hills that
Now seem so small driving down in a car.

Life Goes On,
And death is part of life.
Old friends now moved on.
All looks familiar and yet so strange.

Life was not so much about a place anyway.
It’s the people who are important.


Old friends gone
New friends found.
That was then
This is now.

Dreams still to be reached for
In new places and with new people
Who also need to be loved.
Moving ever forward.
Leaving the past behind
Except for the memories
Kept dear in the heart.

But God is always near,
The One Variable
Who never changes,
Never leaves,
Never dies,
Never stops loving,
Never moves on.

In Him I find
Both a Place
And a Person
Who brings joy and peace.

“He has put eternity in our hearts.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

“Oh Lord you have been our dwelling place for all generations.” Psalm 90:1

19 thoughts on “Nostalgia

  1. Oh, such beauty you have shared here. Thank you! Our Lord truly is so constant, and He keeps all those memories for us, weaving them all together with our present and our futures in ways we cannot dream. Thanks for that beautiful verse, He has put eternity in our hearts!

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    1. Thanks so much, Bettie! I’m glad you liked it!
      He is, and what a beautiful tapestry He is making out of our lives, even the dark patches fitting in just right with the contrast of color and lighter hues!
      I’m so glad He put eternity in our hearts so we can find Him and run into His loving embrace! I’m so glad He makes His love available in the here and now, not just sometime in the distant future! ❤

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