When we started our humble garden at the house we bought almost six years ago, I had lamented the fact that it lacked the beautiful garden we left at our old house. So, we began building some new ones. As those six years have sapped much of our energy, we sometimes wonder why we ever did so, but as you can see, the results were lovely this year. It takes time to create a garden. You want to make sure the weeds don’t get in the way and choke out the good plants. You strive to keep up with them, but sometimes they wheedle their way in, no matter how hard you try.

Our lives are like a garden sometimes. We plod along, grow, mature and get burdened and entangled by the weeds of living. The negative emotions creep in like Creeping Charlie and tug at your heart and soul. The events of the day can strangle the life out of you and turn you into nothing but a withered mess. The things within our own neighborhoods, which lead us into wondering and straying from the truth are also ways we can be tempted into a bad place. Corruption abounds in all areas of our garden of life. We can try to get rid of those weeds, but they always return to haunt us and bring us down.

We do have a perfect solution to the problem. It’s not anything we can do by ourselves. Our God has provided the right amount of the necessary elements to produce a life that is filled with beauty. He loves us with more love than we deserve. He looks at our battered condition, our weathered souls and the weeds that have overtaken us through our sin, but He doesn’t see them anymore. All He can see is Jesus and the work He completed on our behalf. I look forward to the day when I meet Him face to face – to walk through His perfect garden – to live forever, because of what God’s Son did so unselfishly for me. He died for all of us, you know. He did so as the Master Gardener of our souls.


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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7 Responses to IN THE GARDEN

  1. RobbyeFaye says:

    Beautiful flowers, great post!

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  3. Salvageable says:

    Those are lovely flowers. I have a tendency to let the native plants find their niche and not to try to establish plants that require work to keep alive, but that’s just me. J.

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