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The purpose of Lifting Thoughts is to bring to the viewer a living collection of Christian poetry, verses, sermon notes, inspirational writings, photos, even humorous anecdotes - gleaned from quiet times and experientially - from the heart of Mountains To Prairies Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers, residing in the small historic mountain town of Hill City in the central Black Hills of South Dakota, near Mount Rushmore. Welcome!



Little Gifts

Early in the morning
do, now, the loving things . . .
Send this one and that friend
what lights your soul as gifts.
Little gifts of poems and writings
and reminiscing thoughts
will send a smile to their hearts
as from your heart is brought.

Other things already press
to steal what has been given . . .
Waiting until evening time
will dull these things like prisms.
Illumination is most claimed
when the heart is waking, strong
to convey the tenderest of words
eternally as a song.
Site dedicated to SaraBeth:
Like a spring day to a robin in need,
she invited me to notice and receive
His daily-presented little gifts.

To all, like a spring-fed pool
her unhiding eyes show clear and clean
the Rock at the bottom of her belief
and the Son shining in the woods.

Copyright (c) March/April, 2008 - Linda L. Brown

Fill up, fill up with water,
fill up, fill up for Jesus.
Fill up, fill up with water,
and give it all to Jesus . . . today!



Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, Give Me a drink, you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.

She said to Him, Sir, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? You are not greater than our father Jacob, are You, who gave us the well, and drank of it himself and his sons and his cattle?

Jesus answered and said to her, Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.

John 4:10-14 NASB

Why Spring Is

Budding, mudding, springing
releases that most profound -
the Essence continues bringing
to life, where none is found,

. . . this Breath of earth keeps lifting
far more than scents and bird sounds
to re-create the missings
of hearts on other grounds.

What spring is softly giving
are fresh hintings at the fronds
of frontiers, and whisperings
of His voice of love around.

Copyright (c) April 7, 2008 – Linda L. Brown

For since the creation of the world
His invisible attributes,
His eternal power and divine nature,
have been clearly seen, being understood
through what has been made,
so that they are without excuse.
Romans 1:20 NASB

All my fresh springs shall be in Thee.
Psalm 87:7b

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hill city, central black hills, south dakota
near mount rushmore - 1880 train - custer state park
- wind cave national park - jewel cave national monument
- mountain lakes - harney peak - norbeck scenic byway
- george s. mickelson trail - the centennial trail
- historic downtown hill city - antiques
- all things bright and beautiful