The Trees of Eden

The Trees of Eden


            When I left Paradise in 1978, it was a time of great bitterness in my soul.  The days were dark, my heart was empty and my future stretched away before me like some great desert – a place of burning sands and bitter winds.  Thorns came up in my palaces, and nettles and brambles, and my life became the habitation of dragons.

            But today I look homeward, and though my heart is weary with the adversities of the last years, and I bear the scars of them like great scourgings, in my heart a joy begins to rise as I remember the words of my God…

            I will make your wilderness like Eden, and your desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.  And they shall say, this land that was desolate is become like a garden…

            And I will dwell among the Trees of Eden, and I will be glad.


The Trees of Eden – from The Journals of Jenny Hershberger

Jenny’s Choice – Patrick E. Craig – Coming January, 2014

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  1. Nancee June 16, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Patrick, I can’t even find words to describe how your writing affects me. The imagery that it creates in my mind is so tangible I feel I am “there.” I’m looking forward to this new book in the Apple Creek Dreams series. Beautiful!

  2. Patrick E. Craig June 16, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Again, as always, Nancee – such encouraging words. thank you!

  3. Kathy Boyd Fellure June 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful imagery, Patrick! I am looking forward to the next books.

  4. Patrick E. Craig June 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you, Kathy!

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