Friday, February 14, 2014

Five Minute Friday: Garden

Five Minute Friday
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1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
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3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you and encourage them in their comments.
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Five Minute Friday: Garden

This is what my garden looks like: 

Yup, that is the beautiful part of my life, and it is expansive.

That is not to say there are no thorns. Every garden has thorns, and goes through seasons, some of those seasons are not as pretty as others. But the harvest from my garden - OH WOW! Just Brilliant.

From the beginning, I was in love with my little garden. We had no idea what we were doing. And I can laugh at that now. What we did have was a gardener bigger then ourselves, that we sort of listened to with one ear.

We would actually go to Him and listen a little more closely when we found a thorn.

John 2:5 ..."do whatever he tells you."

We didn't. And God had to be frustrated with us, trying to tell us how to cultivate our garden and we just were not paying very good attention. But He kept on. He kept whispering.

And some of it sunk in.

And our garden grew...

Funny how you learn even when you are not paying attention. And as our life got fuller, our faith got stronger.

God has blessed us with so many good things, and the more we listen the more we are blessed.

And today is Valentine's Day, and at the risk of someone seeing his gift ahead of time I was reminded once again of how much we really are blessed.

The kids made hearts, daddy was gone for the day so it was easy to get them done without having to hid them. They made lots of hearts. Beautiful hearts. To show daddy just how much he is loved.

On some of the hearts we wrote things that we love about him or love doing with him.  

Then we stuck them in a jar, so he can put them on his desk.

So that when he is feeling down or overwhelmed, maybe they can be an encouragement to him. Just a glance can be an instant pick up.


  1. Awww, what a lovely way to bless your husband/daddy on this day! A perfect thing to sow into your garden!

    Tammy ~@~

  2. Well, I can certainly relate to the listening with 1 ear early on, and seeking the gardener when there were thorns...and not really obeying John 2:5. :( And yet, our garden grew. He was patient and kind, and we are so grateful He blessed us like this!!! Thanks for sharing your post on FMF.

  3. what a beautiful way to express your love and let them know all the time! I love this idea!