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Life in a Garden




Life in a Garden




As you know, the first Gardener was our Precious Father God!  He created His perfect earth as a garden.  It was here that His creativity came alive.  Oh, to see for just a moment the glory that must have been Eden.  I understand His desire to spend part of each and every day walking through the garden – enjoying, breathing in, loving and communing with His children.




Here on Shepherds Hill we truly enjoy working the Earth.  Plowing, tilling, weeding, planting, harvesting, and often just sitting and looking at the wonders.  To wake up and go outside early and find the first peony bursting open. Or to bend down and move a leaf to discover the first pure red strawberry of the Spring.  To see the blackberries change from white, to pink, to red, to shiny purple black!  And the corn – the corn as it climbs to the sky – as if reaching out to embrace God. 




Simple pleasures – yes, I suppose.  Watching your babies go from toddling through and discovering worms to growing tall and strong and hearing them sing and laugh as they pick green beans and then race inside to start snapping cause “we’re canning today”!  Seeing them giggle as each one tries to fill the first pot with peeled tomatoes.  Sauce or Salsa – which one will it be?




It is true that there are many, MANY more important things than composting or weeding.  But it is during these times spent working the soil that I have come to know that my Father loves me.  He likes me.  And He forgives me and gives me hope for tomorrow.

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Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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