One of the moments when I feel sad is on Sunday night, after our meeting (we meet at 5 p.m.), when I remember several saints who walk in spiritual weakness, far from the Body of Christ, who are sluggish because of involvement in the things of the world. So I think of the words of the author of Hebrews: Continue reading “When I feel sad”
“You won’t need that many, this is enough.” This is not something you usually hear from a salesperson, but my customers often hear it from me regarding plants that they are about to purchase. Sometimes, all you need is a little bit and it grows into a lot more!
The strawberry plants that have spread out to cover much of our yard are a prime example. Five little plants from a sweet lady at a local church have turned into a never-ending supply of strawberry plants for dozens of my friends and relatives. We even get a few strawberries when we are diligent about picking them before the birds do!
Several times, I have decided that the trouble of picking them wasn’t worth it, so I’ve given them “all” away. Of course, there were always one or two baby plants that didn’t get dug out, and now (again) we have hundreds. Continue reading “A little strength”
The lavender in our garden is blue….as in sad, depressed, and pathetic.
In spite of what that old song says, lavender’s color is not really blue, it’s…well…lavender. Sometimes it is actually outright purple, which is one reason I love it.
But my failed endeavor to grow it sure makes me blue, and the drooping plant resembles my mood about the failure. Yes, this is one plant that eludes the list of success stories in our humble backyard garden. Even the new so-called “foolproof” variety, “Phenomenal,” has shown itself less than phenomenal when it comes to survival under my black thumb. Continue reading “Lavender’s Blue”
Christmas is the time of love, bliss and joy. But not for everyone. For many it’s the worst time of year.
Instead of the bounty, they see only emptiness. Continue reading “Grieving at the holidays”
Hope is found in wells of misery Continue reading Hope from the saddest Psalm
We can be lonely, but not alone, Continue reading Alone