A Whisper

Your life is a whisper


It is a mist,

a breath


Your lungs take in the breath of God

at birth


And no matter how much time you are given


Your life is still

as fog that quickly dissipates


Eternity envelopes

and swallows up

your existence in flesh


Your spirit is everlasting,



And so many are aimless

and unaware of the brevity


of Life


So precious

so short


But we are reminded

in this moment


that loving

on purpose


on purpose


on purpose


on purpose


on purpose


Is vital

in so little time


to really live


– Susie Stewart



Humans are like a passing breath; their time on earth is like a shadow that passes over us during the day and soon is gone.

– Psalm 144:4 (VOICE)


…What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears.

 – James 4:14 (PHILLIPS)


As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades.”

– 1 Peter 1:24 (NLT)


We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace.

– 1 Chronicles 29:15 (NLT)


He was mindful that they were human, frail and fleeting, like a wind that touches one’s skin for a moment, then vanishes.

– Psalm 78:39 (VOICE)


My days go by like a long shadow—stretched thin and disappearing…

– Psalm 102:11 (VOICE)


Photo by Gracie Oertli





above the ground

skimming the surface

never digging in

never planted


as opposed to



piercing the dirt

lodging deep

roots and shoot ever growing down and up

planted and solid


It’s a picture of how

the seed of God’s Word

is meant to be cultivated

in you


Its effects powerful

causing you to flourish


Soaking in

Living Water


Let the Seed of His Word

take root

and transform


– Susie Stewart


…humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

– James 1:21 (NIV)


…In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.

– James 1:21 (MSG)


But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.
Such trees are not bothered by the heat
or worried by long months of drought.
Their leaves stay green,
and they never stop producing fruit.

– Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NLT)


Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

– Psalm 1:1-3 (NLT)




Photos taken by Susie Stewart


Did you miss it?

Did you miss seeing, hearing, tasting JOY?

It awakened your morning with the melodies of winged soloists, welcoming the day.

It warmed and soothed, darkness overcome with sun’s light.

It smiled with the shapes of clouds, billowy and Heaven-enticing.

It burst with the colors of the flowers of Spring, winking at your soul.

It sang melodically as water tumbled and refreshed and shimmered.

It soared above your head as a bird playfully danced with the wind.

Its delightful fear came over you when you heard the low rumble of thunder.

It rang out with the aspen leaves fluttering like musical bells.

It had the scent of earth, and green and flora.

And on and on…..


Creation’s joy.  Our Creator’s joy.  Our joy.

Did you miss it today?

Did you miss JOY?

– Susie Stewart