Turn Back the Page Thursdays

Turn Back the Page Thursday, 5/10/18

These two don’t seem to think rainy days are dreary! Neither do I.

The Rainy Day
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The day is cold, and dark, and dreary
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering Past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

Turn Back the Page Thursdays

Turn Back the Page Thursdays

This is a new idea of mine, but every week on Thursday I would like to post a vintage picture accompanied by a Bible verse, quote, or poem! I almost named this “Beautiful In Its Time Thursdays”, inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:11:

 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

In some ways I don’t like the cutesy day-of-the-week post themes, but I think it will be helpful to remember when to check back in for a lovely picture and message! This week, the first posting of it’s kind, take a bite out of this fresh photo straight from 1983.

Watermelon eating contest, 4th of July 1983! Doesn’t this make you wish for summer? Look at the expression on her face…