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Summer Camp Day One Watercolor Crab -Assignment one-2

The best thing about summer is the wide open spaces that it brings giving us time to breathe sweet honeysuckle air, eat orange popsicles, go for hikes, and slowly watch the sun go down as lightening bugs decorate the trees. It is a time to stop the frantic everyday pace and welcome each day with open hearts to see God in the little moments.

 However, summer has not begun this way for me as I somehow feel more busy than ever, so I find God asking me to carve out time. To make space, to take a break from a few things so I can think and find my way back to hearing his voice again. He seems to be asking me to clear away the clutter in my mind so that I can be present in this moment and all that it brings.

 That being said I wanted to let you know that I feel that I need to take a few months of rest from my blog . It seems my heart needs time and space just to be. So I might post some of my artwork or things God is showing me from time to time, but will take a break from regular posts for a bit. I will be seeking God for direction with my blog and I hope to return soon refreshed and with a new vision for what He has for me.

With much love and gratefulness in my heart for each of you!

A Cleft in the Rock


A Cleft in the Rock

By Susie Teramura


I feel like

I can’t get

Words out.


Words are there,

But packed in

So tightly

That they seem


And when I

Pull them out

They don’t seem

Useful anymore,



Out of shape

Not what I mean.


What are words

To describe You anyway

And all

That You are?


What kind of

Words could

Possibly describe

The grandness,


What words could

Do justice to

that kind of love,


That grace so big,

So generous,

So over the top,

The kind that

oozes out

All over



Pondering this

As I was looking up

at those rocks,

Thousands of miles

from home,

The mountains,

Upon mountains,

All I could think

About was


Solid, immovable,



The grandness

Of them

Of You, 

Left my

Mouth open,

My chin


And words stuck

In my throat.


And then,

Littlest one

Runs over,

On this hike of ours

And calls to me

“ Look Mommy”

As she tucks

Herself into

A cleft in the rock.


She calls me to come

And I fit too

And feel

The enormous red rock

Next to my skin,

And I feel safe,

And the words

Start to pour out

Like sweet syrup

all over

both of our hearts,

As You bring to mind

That verse about

Hiding Your

Beloved in

The cleft of the rock,

And I tell her the good news

That our God

Is the one

who thinks of

everything and

will keep us safe.

It is his pleasure,

It is his way.


And so we pause

There in the

Cleft of the rock

And think of

Your big Hand

holding us in there,

And peace laps like

water over my soul.


I am cared for,

Loved and hidden,

In your heart,

Soild, immovable

forever and

For always


Exodus 33:22

22 and while My glory is passing by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock and protectively cover you with My hand until I have passed by.

1 Samuel 2:2

“There is no one holy like the Lord, There is no one besides You, There is no Rock like our God.

 Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me; My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold

 Psalm 27:5

For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

 Psalm 71:3

Be to me a rock of refuge and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually come;