Our new habit of social distancing has made everyone even more aware of giving space to one another. In the garden, we have no such methodology, but even in a crowded garden bed, proper spacing must be maintained.
The surprising gift of two Veilchenblau roses last year was reason enough to rearrange the patio bed. These fragrant purple roses were perfect to go on my backyard trellis. There was one problem; we had a beautiful “Jude the Obscure” rose bush too close to one side of it already. Continue reading “Make some space!”
Pain, suffering and injustice are sad facts in this sinful world. Sometimes, it may be so profound that we don’t think we’ll ever overcome it. Yet, the Lord has a way.
According to the Free Dictionary, vigilante justice is when “a person who is not a member of law enforcement pursues and punishes persons suspected of lawbreaking.” Continue reading “Christians and vigilante justice”
Instant gratification – this is not something that a garden provides. My sister-in-law has a gift for transforming drab porches and patios into a welcoming haven within a matter of days, sometimes only hours. In stark contrast, my bargain-hunting compulsions leave me with little choice but to wait much longer to see the rewards of my labor.
When an unusual variety is desired, what is usually required is starting it from seed. That process is not compatible with a demand for immediate color in the garden. Continue reading “Slow growing”
Last week I listened to someone rant long and vehemently about a problem, only to end with the words, “I’m so over it!” I’m not sure this person really understood that phrase, but she clearly was not “over it.” Nor did I have any expectations that the outburst had given such relief that the tension was now past. Continue reading “I’m so over it!”
Anger towards God deprives us of blessings. Continue reading Angry at God
Can we control our emotions? Continue reading Road rage
Anger and passion are different animals. Continue reading What makes you angry?
Work and anger have something in common Continue reading Curse
The editor goes for variety: anger, Philippians, evangelism, etc. Continue reading A risky business
Our anger can alter our lives forever. Continue reading Useless anger