January { wishes }


Some may wish for city streets, jewels or silken gowns
Some may crave unbounded wealth, fame or beauty’s crown;

Some may long for sunny paths that lure the pleasure bent-
But simpler things by far than these would keep my soul content.

A bit of God’s green country, with the blue sky overhead;

A tiny shack, white curtained; on the sill, a posy red;

A laughing, chubby baby, playing inside on the floor,

And a little flower garden, growing near the open door.

A table set for supper, fresh fruit, and honeycomb,
Little breezes whispering, “Your man’s a comin’ home.”

Simple things, with love and faith-far from worldly strife,
God granting these, before I die, I’d ask no more of life.

Poem “Wishes” by A.C. Childs, from the book “Poems that Touch the Heart”

All images, mine, except the one that I am in which is courtesy of Joy Prouty/Wildflowers Photography


  1. Mesmerizing! Thank you for the blessing through your beautiful photos.
    May God bless you richly as He has me.

  2. Simply Divine…as always..and a Heaven’s breath for my soul today..
    Thank you Erin for the smile and sigh of happiness..

  3. Beautiful thank you so much. This was just what I needed to hear today. Your words and pictures give hope and inspiration God bless you and your beautiful family XX from Claire in the UK

  4. I stopped by to see how you are doing. And glad I did.
    Your pictures and Blogs and Poems are so Inspiring !

  5. I have a question that is totally unrelated to this entry. I am on a website looking for exterior paint colors and the one I love is linked to your blog but I am not finding it anywhere. I have however read a few of your inspired and beautiful entries and your blog is delightful! If you happen to be the past owner of this house and know what the color pallet was I would love to have it. I find greige such a difficult color to get right! Thank you in advance…

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