Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea

imageI went to Newcastle today, where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.
Our family is mourning the death of a much loved Grandmother, who died at the age of 94.
I needed to get away from the emotions and pressures of the present moment.
It was one of those days that carry over a bit of Summer into Autumn.
I did not want to walk far, but a special treat came to me.
My eye caught the colours of flowers growing along the river bank.


I was not expecting to see such an oasis of all kinds of meadow flowers.
Someone had planted them.
It is a tourist attraction that did not cost much, a few packets of seeds.
It will prove to be a great hit with the evening strollers.
I thought of the Scripture,

“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭44‬:‭3-4‬ NIV)

This is a wonderful promise I hold onto for my children.
God is pouring out his blessing today on my mother in law’s descendants, even in the midst of sorrow.

5 thoughts on “Where the Mountains of Mourne Sweep Down to the Sea

  1. Angela,i am very sorry to hear if Brendans mothers passing. Please pass along my condolences to Brendan and the rest of the family. I met her once while i was there and she was a lovely woman. I will be praying for your family during this time of great sadness.

      • Dear Sheila,

        How are you? Hope you are well and prospering.
        Thank you for taking an interest in my writing. I want some advice.
        I notice that my writing has three themes, healing, family and nature.
        What do you enjoy reading? What would you like to hear from me?
        I was thinking of doing separate blogs for each topic. What do you think?
        I am enjoying doing my blogs. As I start the thoughts flow. Have you thought of writing?
        Look forward to hearing from you.
        Love Angela

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