Twittering and Tarrying

Yes, I broke down ad joined the Twitter community. I'm not sure whether I'm excited about that, or a little ashamed of it! I held out for so long, but the final straw came this morning when Laura Ingraham, one of my favorite talk show hosts who has also been skeptical about twittering, joined. I wanted to follow her, so I created a Twitter account. Here's the link to my page; if any of you are on there, feel free to follow me and I'll follow you too! I guess we'll see how this goes.

In other more serious news (in my world), I feel that I have failed in a way with this blog. One of my major reasons for starting this blog was to record what the Lord is teaching me as I try to walk with Him, and I haven't been doing the best job of doing that. I feel like I need to do a better job of using this outlet for the Lord, so I've decided to try to post once a week on something I've been learning in my relationship with the Lord, something He has done for me, any good insights that I stumble across, etc.

Have any of you heard the hymn "In the Garden", by Charles Austin Myles? It's a beautiful old hymn on the sweetness of having a quiet time with the Lord. I love the line that says "And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known". There is great joy when we tarry with the Lord, and I know I need to do a better job of that myself, not just privately in prayer, but publicly with this blog. So I'll be trying to post a "tarrying there" post every week, probably around Friday or Saturday. That's my goal. And I want to ask you all to hold me accountable there - if I haven't posted something about my walk with the Lord in a while, I give you all full permission to ask me what's up, okay?

I'll finish with the lyrics to "In The Garden". I think they are so beautiful, and they always seem to bring a prayer to my heart.

In The Garden

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.


I’d stay in the garden with Him
Though the night around me be falling,
But He bids me go; through the voice of woe
His voice to me is calling.


Words: Charles Austin Miles (1912)

Lyrics from

P.S. The picture is of a pretty old church that I had to take a picture of when Derek took me downtown for my birthday!
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Brittney Galloway said...

Oh, I love that hymn! I saw you found me on twitter, now I am to find you!

Jessica said...

Such a beautiful hymn. That's a great idea to write weekly about what God is doing in your life!

Oh...and I'm glad you joined Twitter! I wasn't sure about it either, but I kind of like it so far :-)

AmyK said...

HAHAHA! I'm not on the twittermobile either, but it cracks me up when people finally "break down" and join. The peer pressure is just too much, I guess! lol!

"In other news," as you said, why don't I know that hymn?! How weird of me!

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