Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Busy...thankful...

It's been a crazy-busy couple of weeks and while I've been frequently overwhelmed with gratitude, I haven't been consistent with recording gifts...

Here's an attempt to reconcile that and get back on track...

I'm thankful for so many things...

...promises, plans
...my family, growing
...my son, grown (!)
...sweet Maranda

...crops, growing, green
...the comfort of Jesse's nearness
...talking with Jessica about everything
...unexpected affirmation, so encouraging
...the challenge of study, questioning
...the unmistakable power of a thunderstorm

...the mystery of the garden


When we planted these sweet, green peas, the seed packet said they needed some type of trellis to climb. Jesse, ever the problem-solver, decided to plant the seeds at the base of the corn stalks left from last year's crop...



...and it's working. They are growing, thriving. The mystery to me is that these plants, knowing they need the support, send delicate tendrils...reaching, curling, holding...




...everything in creation knows we need something to hold on to in this crazy world...what a beautiful thing...

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Memory verse for the first two weeks of April:

"Be on your guard.
Stand firm in the faith.
Be courageous. Be strong.
Do everything in love.
I Cor. 16:13-14






4 comments:

misslenbuster said...

what a beautiful bit of truth... those peas! Thank you for it. Blessings

Josh and Kelly said...

promises that we can cling to and curl around :) love that picture! thanks for your list

Leslie said...

Hi "other Leslie" from Ann's. :)

Thank you for sharing your memory verse. You have encouraged me in my memorization of scripture, and will be sharing your verse for the next week. Blessings...

franky said...

Much fun and you can't imagine how that is happen. Well, that is definitely an adventure and is jealous.
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