Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thankful Thrusday~JOY

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With a rake and hoe and a piece of fertile ground I am impressed that it is He who will bless the seeds I sew
See BEE BLISS GARDENS BLOG for posting of the process

After a two and a half hour morn of chore and prayer
The North bed is planted on time.

Even the stench of the dung has life within it.
That stench that is a fertile lesson.
We all have it .
We just gotta dig it in and loosed those hearts to it

A light thunder took me out of my solitude to remind me of the presence even in the midst of the task
That He is there...
Waiting to bless this soil with the kindness that makes all things living flourish.

The thunder was a prelude to the most tender reminder that all ...
this that we set (I set) my hand to is blessed.
It is God who makes it (us) grow

All those hardened lumps to chop up and soften with the efforts set forth
it will till the tender soil that will bring forth all that good "fruit".
Now I speak poetically that of the heart and of the soil it differs little.

How wonderful it is to learn from our children that even the obstacles set up around us are but to strengthen us to stratagem

strat·a·gem (strt-jm)n.
1. A military maneuver designed to deceive or surprise an enemy.
2. A clever, often underhanded scheme for achieving an objective.

that we would be foresighted in those battles meant to harm us.
How wonderful a day began for me.

(after this) Dash got his hair cut at my hand and is very happy! YA!!!!!!!!!
not that he needed it hahah

~ JOY ~
As I stepped onto the patio it began to rain.
That was all the rain there was.
Just enough to give me hope and promise.
An encouragement to trust.

This is a good thing too for the soils that have yet to get planted
must not become saturated as of yet.


Debbie said...

You really are adventurous Donetta. I love how you teach your childen about growing things and using their hands for good. BTW, send a few drops of rain further south of you, will you? I haven't seen any in central Phoenix lately.

Denise said...

I love you my friend.

Annette said...

I love what you said about stench, I love how you can see God in everything you do, your a good reminder to me, so much so, about finding the beauty in things, sometimes I forget too. your just a great lady and friend! It got cloudy here in my part of California today and I got all excited, it feels so much like fall, suppose to warm up this weekend, only to the 90's.
I love you....
Love & Hugs~

Susie said...

You guys are doing so awesome!

Charlotte said...

How nice you got the work done before the rain came. This is a good lesson of seedtime and harvest. What a great way to teach your children.
I just passed a blogging award to you and the other ladies I had lunch with at Gooseberries.
Happy planting,

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• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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