In the Garden

It is hard to believe that autumn is settling in and making herself comfortable.  This summer has passed by in a whirl leaving me grasping onto the last warm days before it is too cool for me to be in the garden.   This week I tended to a couple of gardens I neglected.  It had been something to dread.  I could see the weeds thriving, especially after all the rain Irene dropped on us.  I feared the...

Control Issues and Grace

Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it. ~ Genesis 2:15 (njkv) I am having a little trouble showing grace the past few days.  It seems that my neighbor does not enjoy my style of gardening.   My neighbor’s yard is very neatly manicured and edged and weeded with chemicals.  His grass is very, very green.  There are many shrubs, few flowers.  It is what my...

God’s Good and Perfect Gifts

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. ~ James 1:17 njkv This weekend I was in a mood.   You know exactly what I mean when I say this because we have all been there at some point.  It is what I refer to as a funk because I could not shake it no matter how much I prayed, no matter what I did.  I...

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