Running Over and Poured Into Your Lap

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.””‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ Frost was predicted. It was time. To pick grapes, that is. With frost comes damageContinue reading “Running Over and Poured Into Your Lap”

Sleeping During a Tractor Pull

“Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭116:7‬ ‭ “There are 2 RV parks in this community. Which would be better?” I asked. We were driving through and needed a place to park our trailer for the night. We didn’t need anything fancy – just a spotContinue reading “Sleeping During a Tractor Pull”

Harvest of Blessing

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:9‬ ‭ It’s time. Harvest time, that is. The carrots and beets are rooting. The berries are fruiting. The cucumbers are vining. The beans are beaning. The peasContinue reading “Harvest of Blessing”

That Burns

“But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.””‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:13-14‬ ‭ Ouch. See those blisters? I got them one day working out in the garden.Continue reading “That Burns”

Mistaken

“Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭19:2‬ ‭ Okay. I’m a little embarrassed. I mean, how many times did I tell myself I wouldn’t do it – only to do it? Perhaps I should explain. This March, I started some kangaroo apple plants from seed I had collected from – you guessedContinue reading “Mistaken”

Ignition Factor

“A quarrelsome person starts fights as easily as hot embers light charcoal or fire lights wood.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭26:21‬ ‭ See this pretty plant smothered with pink flowers? Yeah. That one. It’s called a gas plant. (No, I’m not making this up.) The flowers contain some sort of oil that on hot days can be encouraged toContinue reading “Ignition Factor”

Dirty Little Secrets

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:31‬ Disgusting. I was checking on my plant babies after a gentle rain this evening when I spotted an anomaly – two large leaves all curled up. Curious, I tugged gently on the leaf nearest toContinue reading “Dirty Little Secrets”

Sealed

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:13‬ This plant is a beautiful wildflower called Solomon’s Seal; it is native to this area. It likes a woodland settingContinue reading “Sealed”

How Unexpected

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭ The lady slippers are out! To the discerning eye, the ditches in these parts are dotted with yellow thisContinue reading “How Unexpected”

Preventative Measures

“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”‭‭Joshua‬ ‭1:8‬ I’ve been digging around a lot lately. Odds were good that I’d find at least one. Cutworm, I mean. Oooooh,Continue reading “Preventative Measures”