Welling Up


This past week my family vacationed on a quiet, spring-fed pond in New Hampshire; indeed, one spring welled up precisely where swimmers would stand if using the dock’s ladder to enter or exit the velvet water: always a brisk and bracing surprise!

Having grown up on spring-fed ponds, that sudden chill was familiar. Familiar too, yet still mysterious, wondrous, was the subsequent thrilling moment when I contemplated from whence cometh that water. To imagine water coming forth from out of the ground and beneath the water thrilled/s me. Welling Up—it’s a construct about The Source that speaks to me.

Last evening, back in Somerville, I went to a cook-out hosted by a dear, new friend—and a member of the Saint James Church’s choir. Most of the crowd milling in her back yard were also in the choir or members of her beloved church. So, naturally, before we tucked in, everyone sang “The Doxology”Praise God from Whom all blessings flow / Praise Him All creatures here below. 

Does it matter how we imagine where all blessing flow from? You say “From On High,” I say “From Within”; let’s call both crude approximations, shall we?

And praise.

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  1. Dear Patricia,

    Hello, there, Patricia, my so, so very For Always very, very special, precious, and blessed soul sisterfriend who you’re For Always so, so very much!!!!! Wow, I’m just so, so very thrilled, overjoyed, and happy that you and your so, so very dearest family had such a fun-filled, marvelous vacation in New Hampshire, sister!!!!! Sister, I was praying so hard and so much that you were getting some good rest and relaxation, Patricia!!!! Such a greatly sweet answer to my prayers very, very especially for you, my so, so very dearest and darling friend and sister who you’re For Always so, so very much, Patricia!!!!!:)!!!!! Wow, what a superbly super blog post article this is of yours, sisterfriend of mine, Patricia! Wow, the greatly awesome and such an absolutely fantastic title of this blog post article is just perfect here as it perfectly accents the stupendous theme and topic of this spectacular blog post article here. I think of your what I just know is such an astounding read and book, Welling Up. I’ve been praying so hard and so much, Patricia, daily and very frequently that you’ll very soon find an agent and a publisher for what I already know is a very, very splendid book, sisterfriend!!!!!! Sister, I’m for sure going to buy your very fine and excellent book, Welling Up, as soon as it is hot off of the presses, Patricia!!!!! Yay!!!!! I just can’t wait, and I’m just bursting with such very, very eager anticipation to very, very delightfully and eagerly read this powerful book of yours, my friend!!!!! Yay!!!!!

    The picture with this remarkable blog post article is just perfect here, too, my sister! Sister, I can just grandly envision the quiet, spring-fed pond in New Hampshire with such a longing in my very, very heart, and very, very heart and spirit!!!! Wow, I can just imagine how refreshing and what fun and how fun it was to swim and play in this delicious sounding pond in what sounds like a very rejuvenating and delicious looking pond, too! I so, so very much love and like your very thoughts and ideas about how you imagine water springing forth from the ground giving you such a thrilling experience here. I would have this exact same kind of enjoyment from Spirit’s magnificent creation here, too, as the Welling Up of this Source of Water as it springs forth speaking to me as well, sister. I so, so very much love and like how you reminisce here about how you grew up on spring-fed ponds, and that the sudden chill from this great pond in New Hampshire provided for you a very familiar feeling. Wow!!!!!! I just so LOVE the very, very cool, fascinating, and interesting links which you have very graciously and generously provided with this awesome blog post article, sister!!!!!! Thank-you so, Patricia!!!!! I just so, so very much love and like the map featuring the Kilton Pond of Grafton. It makes me feel like I was there, too, sister! The information regarding St. James Church from that link proves to be such a great read, Patricia! Wow, was the blessed singing of the Doxology in the other link just so, so very beautiful and lovely, Patricia!!!!! Wow, Patricia, wow!!!!!! For Always I just so, so very much appreciate how you very often generously and graciously provide such informative links with your cool blog post articles, Patricia! I’m so very glad that you had such a grand time with your new friend at the cook-out who is a member of the St. James Church. Wow, what a blessedly holy experience all of you shared together in the unity of the spirit singing The Doxology before retiring for the day, sister!!!!! Wow!!!!!! Listening to the sheer, grandly magnificent beauty of The Doxology reminds me of how sometimes I miss being a member of a high church with the giant and beauteous groans of the organ. I so, so very much love and like the small, more intimate, less fancy setting of my Faith United Church of Christ here in my Iowa City, Iowa where I live and where I’ve been a member for decades, sister. Sisterfriend, I love the sweet sounds of our piano and electric organ but just sometimes I miss the grand sounds of the high church organ in all of its majesty, my so, so very dearest sister!

    Sister, I’m with you on this in thinking and feeling that it doesn’t matter how we imagine where all blessings flow from!!!!! I say, “Both!,” Patricia! I think both because Spirit From On High is From Within us as we are the temples of the Great Holy Spirit Dove and like how the kingdom of God is within us as it says in the New Testament. I feel that as I envision where all blessings flow from that the blessings are From On High but also From Within because we use our Spirit-given Free Will to make our Free Choice to so, so very much love and cherish our God and loving each other as our Dearest and Darling, Sweet God’s beautiful children and sisters and brothers with blessings also flowing from all of us From Within. As we are so lovingly made in God’s image we are co-creating with Spirit with blessings flowing From On High and From Within, sister and friend of mine, Patricia!!!!!!

    Wow, reading with such sheer joy, eagerness, and delight about your vacation with this luscious, quiet, spring-fed pond and all of your very fine and excellent blog post article in all of its entirety just created such a blessed image in my own mind and heart, Patricia!!!!! Wow, I have such greatly immense and blessed pleasure reading this and other of your stupendous blog post articles and other fine writings, and very joyously responding with my very heartfelt, detailed, and thorough thoughts and comments, sister!!!!! Wow!!!!! Yay!!!!! Now I feel even better and brighter, and more rejuvenated, renewed, re-energized, and reinvigorated in my body and spirit from reading this great article here and writing so, so very joyfully to YOU, sister, and to your awesome blog, my friend, Patricia!!!!! YOU are my and our very, very joy and blessing, and so are your wondrously wonderful blog post articles and other amazing writings, just as I know YOU are, sisterfriend, and all of your great writings for your other very, very many other grateful and appreciative readers, Patricia!!!!! I just so APPRECIATE YOU, sister, and I pray in everlasting thanksgiving to God for YOU, sisterfriend, and for our sisterhood and friendship, Patricia!!!!! Yay for YOU, Patricia!!!!! Yay for our friendship and sisterhood, Patricia!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Yay for your so, so very cool full of such spirit blog post articles and other super writings, Patricia!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Please have such a totally terrific and thrilling Tuesday, a wondrously wonderful rest of your week and weekend ahead, and may all of your days be so, so very especially blessed, Patricia!!!!! Yay yay yay yay!!!!!

    Very Warmly and Sincerely For Always, my For Always sisterfriend Christian Quaker white woman who you’re For Always so, so very much, Patricia, with Such Very Peace and Love To You For Always, my sister, and with Such Very Blessings and Even More Very Blessings To You For Always, my friend,

    Your sisterfriend Christian black woman For Always and For Always in the very spirit and solidarity, Sherry Gordon in Iowa City, Iowa

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