Poking Through

“It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭ Perennials are poking through! After their long winter nap, my old friends are waking up and starting to stretch their arms out of the dirt and shake off their funeral clothes!Continue reading “Poking Through”

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

“The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭11:30‬ ‭ It’s planting season. Despite our piles of snow and the cool weather, spring is indeed -er, springing. It’s slow. It’s crawling in at a snail’s pace. But it’s on its way. Hence the seeds. Seeds are so amazing.Continue reading “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow?”

All Dried Up

“Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’””‭‭John‬ ‭7:38‬ ‭ They don’t look like much. Some of you may not believe me when I tell you all that stands between these dried out lumps and gorgeous flowers is time, soil –Continue reading “All Dried Up”

Multiplication

“For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:10‬ ‭ I’ve been doing some multiplying lately. Not beefing up my times tables – I haveContinue reading “Multiplication”

The Accelerated Program

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ I bought myself a new toy. A heat mat. Not a heating pad. A heat mat. It provides steady gentle heatContinue reading “The Accelerated Program”

Getting Rich

“The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:22‬ You may not recognize rich when you see it, but I’m telling you – this is rich. This is my compost bin. It’s covered with snow right now, and isn’t doing a lot of active decomposing, but there’sContinue reading “Getting Rich”

A Very Lofty Position

“But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭23:12‬ ‭ It was, indeed, a very lofty position. I mean, I’ve never yet been able to walk level with this four foot fence (after first crawling through the opening under the arch, the ceiling of which I can’tContinue reading “A Very Lofty Position”

Face the Light

““ ‘ “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’”‭‭Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭ I used to be able to walk through this arch. You know – upright. Not folded in half like a freshly launderedContinue reading “Face the Light”

A Whole New Way to Garden

“And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”‭‭James‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ Seeds are fascinating. No really. They are. They come in all shapes and sizes – some are sticky. Some are spiky. Others are minuscule, while still others are lumpy or ridged or equipped with wings. Some areContinue reading “A Whole New Way to Garden”

Getting Rid of the Garbage

“So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭ With our continued mild weather, my garden season has definitely been extended. I can’t remember ever – not in at leastContinue reading “Getting Rid of the Garbage”