The Art of Gleaning

“When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.
And you shall not glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger: I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 19:9-10

I don’t have fields or vineyards. Just a simple little blog.

Thank You Lord for the endless field of Your Word that You allow us to glean from. May I leave ample amounts of Your grace and love in the corners of these posts and among the rows of these words for others to come and find. And here’s a simple poem . . .

At The Edge

Standing always a little outside
the many fields of life
watching the labor, the love
the gathering in . . .
do they know what I glean
from the edges,
how much good they leave behind
for me?

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who allows me to glean from their blogs and lives! 🙂


  1. You have shared so much
    God thoughts, great words,
    friendship, love and understanding
    — isn’t that too much blessings?
    Can’t thank God enough for you Deb!

  2. Guess I kind of see it the other way around! ha! Thanking God for you, sweet spoon! 🙂

  3. Deb, thank you so much for the passage of scripture and the post! I often see myself as a gleaner, but sometimes in my hunger for God’s truth I forget to glean from the love. You do not. That is what is so special about you. You basket is so full of love and grace that its contents spill out and you leave a trail wherever you go. Thank you for your much needed example!



  4. Deb, The wonderful thing about God’s Word is that even if I come harvest all I can carry away, there is always a full harvest left for someone else, especially when the Word is paired with your inspiring poetry. There are more than mere gleanings here! Peace, Linda

  5. Thanks, Deb

    I echo the sentiments. I have been gleaning from thee as well.

    May you always have a super abundance to share with those God sends in your life. May you be able to share from your physical and material wealth as much as you share from the spiritual reservoir He’s deposited in you. I don’t think the poems are simple either. I agree strongly with Linda’s statement. “There are more than mere gleanings here!”

    Much blessings to you and your household. Yes may you always have overflow!


  6. no gleaning from my field today – sad farmer – farm raided by angry rabbits, led by one big angry rabbit – not that it will be hard to find said farm – but angry rabbits might see you coming – careful – intentionally cryptic request for “unspecific” prayer help. God knows the details.

  7. Now you are gonna make me cry! What a sweet comment! I think I try to glean and give lots of love and grace because He has given me so much of it! 🙂 And the truths you glean from Him are soooo important. I love the way you deliver them, with love and grace! love and hugs! deb

  8. That is an amazing thing about His word! So thankful that all of it is for all of us all the time! God bless you Linda, and the fields that He has given you!

  9. Ann . . .thank you for your prayers for me and my family!!! You are such an awesome prayer warrior and I always am blessed by your posts and the prayers at the bottom! I’m so glad that God has brought us together here! So much to be thankful for!

  10. No way could the angry rabbits have gotten all of your field! 🙂 Praying that God leads away the big bad bunnies with carrots and lettuce and restores peace to your farm again!
    p.s. We’re getting to babysit a bunny this winter. She’s very good though. No raiding.

  11. Glean away, if I have anything for you to be gleaning from. 🙂
    God bless.

  12. I find something for me to glean from everyone! You are no exception. Instead, you’re exceptional! Thanks for coming by and for your post today!

  13. God be praised, Deb

    A lot to be thankful for indeed. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a silver setting. Prov 25:11

    We serve a great big God! (old Sunday School song)


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