One of my flower bunches had outgrown the pot. The roots were reaching out of the drainage holes. So I did what I’ve never done before. I became a plant surgeon. I broke the soil and gently + firmly replanted both in separate pots.
I wasn’t sure the hanging flowers would make it and it still looks weak, but it’s getting stronger and I’ve seen new green sprouts growing boldly. The other part of the flower bunch that was dying is now thriving. And so new life is triumphing all.
I keep being reminded of Spring 2018 when I was inexpertly plopping soil into a pot thinking, “I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m doing a new thing.” Immediately from this thought, God seemed to say, “I know what I’m doing, I’m doing a new thing.” And He has! And He is!
Transplanting flowers with a courageous hand and celebrating every single new green sprout confirms just how much life God has done & is doing on the outside of me and in the inside of me. I am a gardener. I am a celebrator of life. I am at peace. I am full of hope. I am watching. I am waiting. I am living from a place of joy.
If you look at this photo long enough, its super creepy. But bear with me!
I love the process of gardening. It’s good to work the soil, to move earth around, to listen to the birds while preparing for something new. I love this work. It may seem small or trivial to others, but it’s the work I’ve been given to do today. There’s other work too. . .like loving Ben, taking care of other people’s children, spending time with goat kids, and preparing myself and my material for speaking opportunities. This is good work and it’s the best work I can do today, because it’s the work I’m called to right now. I can glorify God by doing THIS work, by offering my all to Him.
There is no season, stage, or status necessary to live my best life, to offer my absolute all, to do important things.
Summers in the Porch Garden are magical. I’ve found a new spot to sit in my garden cushioned by two outside pillows. The afternoon sun hits the garden leaves just right and I’m suddenly invited to a quiet, beautiful world.
To anyone else, it looks small and unexciting, but it thrills my soul. It causes me to ENJOY life as it is now, as God has made it. . . as He has given it. Hummingbirds and summer breezes and sunlit leaves. . .magical & intentionally given by God!
I’ve been asking myself the question, “How have I tasted (experienced) the goodness of God?” This question changes everything. It revolutionizes an ordinary moment. It causes gladness in my heart, because I am forced to acknowledge all I have ALREADY received from God! My reality may be hard, but it is not harsh because I am a forever recipient of God’s kindness and goodness. So ask yourself the revolutionary question–
How have I already tasted (experienced) the goodness of God?