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The Loft Week 3: Picture Prompt

Welcome to Week 3 of

The Loft ~ A Wednesday Link-Up!

Come on up!!

The Loft: A weekly Hangout and Link Up for Christian bloggers
Graphic by Kerry Messer


You will find my Week 3 post and the linky tool at the bottom, but first, may I remind you how The Loft Link-Up works?

The Loft is a place for conversation, community, networking, and Christian growth.

Each week we provide a topic to start the conversation.Then, Wednesday morning at 5am EST, the link goes live, and for 5 glorious days you can link up your post on that week’s topic. The linky will close at 5pm EST on Monday.

Each week’s gathering will be much like a group of friends sitting around a table at a coffee shop having a chat about a specific topic. So it will be at The Loft. Please make sure the post you link-up pertains to the chosen topic of the week. We’ll have fun topics, serious topics, practical, soul-ful, holiday, and so, so much more…we can’t wait to get started! This is not only a great way to connect with others, it’s also a fun and easy way to establish a writing habit. If you aren’t a blogger, you are welcome to join in by leaving your comments in the comment section.

Listening is a lost art. Especially in the blogosphere where everyone wants to be heard. At The Loft, we know that listening is rewarding and rich… surprisingly so. Please do not link and run. For every link you leave, please visit at least two other links.

To Participate:

1. Be creative. Feel free to use words, photos, video, audio, your family pet, whatever, to communicate on the weekly topic.

2. Listen twice as much. If you leave one link, visit two.

3. Be a community. Include #TheLoft graphic and/or hashtag in your post and social media so we can find each other.

4. Write like Jesus would write. We are a Christian link-up. Offensive or inappropriate posts will be deleted. No questions asked.

5. Be pertinent. Our heart is to build community and intimacy, and our means to do that is to build each link-up around a single topic. Please make sure your post is on topic.

The Loft Link Up

When you link up at The Loft, your link will appear on two blogs! We’d love for you to visit The Loft co-hosts and know who we are:



Today’s Topic: “Picture Prompt…..” (when you look at the picture below, what comes to mind? does it bring back a memory? perhaps it calls you to a specific place? share with us what you think of when you see the picture)

Picture Prompt for Week 3 at The Loft Link-Up.
Picture Prompt for Week 3 at The Loft Link-Up.

The picture above reminds me of home. Rural farmland. My grandad was a farmer and worked the land. The hay bales represent the hard work of farming, the manual labour and the toil. The peacefulness of taking a gentle stroll around country lanes is a fond memory of mine. Hearing the birds in the trees. Smelling the sweet smell of flowers or the stench of manure floating across the air.

I feel close to God when I walk through nature. It’s just Him and me. No distractions. Just beauty. I can pray and sing songs of praise in the open. How I miss the countryside! There was no trouble in the rural idyll. It was just peaceful, simple, still. I long to walk the country lanes of my youth and enjoy the gentle breeze of a warm, spring air.

This picture reminds me of the happiest times of my childhood. Being in the arms of my grandparents and being a part of farm life.

Thanking God for our farmers who produce the food we take for granted.

It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. 2 Timothy 2:6 😉

June 24th Topic: “Favorite Psalm” (what is your favorite Psalm and why? perhaps it is just a verse or two from one of the Psalms~~that’s fine. how has it spoken into your heart?

I hope you will plan to join us each week at The Loft.

Now, it is time to link-up!!

Click on the image below to add your link!

7 thoughts on “The Loft Week 3: Picture Prompt”

  1. Oh Ruth, what a lovely post. I, like you, am drawn to the country. It is where I was born and it is in my blood. I lived in the city for almost 2 decades, but the mountainous farmlands are where I gain my strength and solace. Love this post.

  2. I enjoyed your reminiscence about walking at the farm. Being a city girl, I don’t have very many farm memories, but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy the haybales picture prompt. I loved it!

  3. AGREED! The peace and serenity of what, at that time in my life, seemed boring now, is something I long for! I took the children to a farm yesterday and while sitting on a wooden swing in the flower garden, I enjoyed the beauty and the smells! You’re post brough me right back to that place! Coming from The Loft!

  4. This country girl loves your post! We have a big hay field and I know you’d enjoy a stroll there too – just not this week, it’s smeltering hot with record heat right now! Good to see you and I enjoyed coming to you from The Loft.

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