I am a woman searching for my inner goddess and using fabrics, words and photography as my road map. I find great comfort and order in my creative efforts and hope that in sharing them you find a peace also. Welcome and Be Blessed!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

How does your garden grow?

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple,
but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
Robert Schuller

And so it is with God. He has planted seeds deep within each of us. Seeds for joy, seeds for compassion, seeds for love. Seeds. Just that very small, tiny part that we so often want to just toss away as nothing, as unimportant stuff. But God knows.

God knows what it takes to make that seed sprout. There are seeds that will only open after being exposed to cold, others need an enzyme or heat. Yet others actually need fire to burst open and become what they are supposed to be. Some seeds just need a gentle soaking.

What does it take to open up those seeds planted deep within you? Only the gardener knows but we are reminded that: There's more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we're hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us,and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, we're never left feeling shortchanged. Quite the contrary--we can't round up enough containers to hold everything God generously pours into our lives through the Holy Spirit! Romans 5:3-5 The Message

One seed carefully sprouted, lovingly nourished, gently pruned, coaxed to grow will produce and yet that plant, that seed, that apple have no idea what plans the Lord has in store for them. But know this : The suffering won't last forever. It won't be long before this generous God who has great plans for us in Christ--eternal and glorious plans they are!-will have you put together and on your feet for good. 1 Peter 5:10 The Message

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I believe that things can always be cured with a hug and a cup of tea, fixed with either a needle and thread, duct tape, WD40 or coke, and that prayer works every time. I take in strays whether in animal or childlike form. I have been mother to many for a time and this is my way of keeping up with some of those straying children that I miss. I appreciate shock value and use it often to remind people that the world is round and colorful and we are not all living in square brown cardboard boxes with little holes cut in for windows. Look for the warm fuzzies- God delivers them up fresh every day just to say- I think you are pretty darned special- so special that I have your picture up on my fridge for life and I am sending you a hug to remind you that you matter to me.

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