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God's Country
by Karen C Vanderlaan
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
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Gods Country


“Ah, You are from God’s country.”

He said in his ‘no hurry for anything’ Southern drawl.

His words made me ponder as I had been marveling,

In the beauty of the East so alive and so green.

“Its all Gods county,” I said with a smile,

Then realized how sad it can be,

That we spend every day in a place we call home,

But allow it to become just commonplace,

When indeed from the cold crashing waves,

Of the Atlantic upon the rocky coast of Maine,

To the soft Pacific rolling onto a beach in California

And every tree, rock and prairie and mountain in-between,

It is truly, all Gods country.

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Reviewed by John Domino 10/5/2008
God Bless America!
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 7/14/2008
Wise words, Karen. Reminds us to appreciate every single day as a God's given gift.
Hope you're doing well and those bookmarkrs bring you lotsa fans!
Reviewed by Art Sun 7/13/2008
Nice thoughts Karen...

we are a blessed nation...

Thank God...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 7/12/2008
A wonderful sharing Karen. You are so right .. All we have to do is stop and look and see what IS . Blessings to you!...M
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 7/10/2008
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 7/10/2008
Yes it is and where we feel we can make our home is our little piece of God's Country for it is all beautiful Karen. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Morning Star 7/9/2008
Yes it is God's Country a gift for us
to enjoyed and treasured!
Love the poem and picture
Excellent write!!
Peace Love and light....Morning Star
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 7/9/2008
Karen, yes, it is all God's country - He gave us such beauty to feast our eyes upon and to enjoy in this life. God's beauty surrounds us every where we look and at each little critter that we watch as it scampers across a field. Yes, it is all God's country & I'm so proud to be a part of it. A very nice writing.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/9/2008
as well as your neighbours to the North, who also share their own God's country with all. Good one Karen.
Reviewed by S Phillips 7/9/2008
So true. So true.

As I live just 10 miles from the brink of Niagara, I had not appreciated my Niagara Falls, my Buffalo and my WNY until travelers arrived and I showed them what we have here. I discovered and fell in love with the piece of county I live in. I rediscover and share it every week.

It truly is all God's country. Thanks for penning!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/9/2008
Absolutely beautiful!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 7/9/2008
Oh, this is so beautiful. It reminds us of just how beautiful our country is yet so often we forget.

Reviewed by John Leko 7/9/2008
...with more beauty...your words give remembrance...that our journey in God's eyes could be so much the travel of all he has created and given.
wonderful Karen...
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/9/2008
Beauty surrounds us,,, God's many gifts.
Reviewed by Debby & Gordon Rosenberg 7/9/2008
"this land is your land, this land is my land..." :)
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 7/9/2008
That picture is wonderful and truly complements your poetic thoughts. Yes, it is God's country and there is beauty in the most simple aspects of nature. Nice poem.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/9/2008
every tree, rock and prairie and mountain in-between,
It is truly, all Gods country

It truly is, and the natural beauty of 'God's Country' is something far too many of us now take for granted, and very sadly today, there is far less of it to enjoy.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 7/9/2008
God's country, no place like home to roam. Good write here. I love this country and the countryside especially, with the corn growning and the cows moving about in the fields, the horses grazing too. Love countryside of America.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/9/2008
Beautiful, Karen, we've just forgotten to take the time and look around - an excellent reminder.

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/9/2008
Amen to that Sister . . . :0)
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 7/9/2008
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