May 9, 2014

The Most Important Garden Tip I Can Give

I come from a long line of gardeners - all the way back to my Great, Great Grand parents on both sides of my family there were farmers and backyard gardeners. We all had one more thing in common, Jesus. Most of my grandparents were baptized in a creek somewhere in the South, probably on somebodies farm.

So what does all that have to do with a gardening tip? Here is is: before you put on your garden gloves and grab your spade, grab your Bible, a journal or Devotion Book and head to your favorite seat in your garden (mine is the porch swing) and spend a little time with Jesus. Thank Him for your beautiful garden (His creation) and while your at it, ask Him what He would like for you to do with this day He has given you.

Trust me, you will be amazed at how much better your day will go if you can find time for God's direction at the beginning. It is one of the times I enjoy my garden the most. For the most part I am so busy checking off the "to do" list that I often don't even see the beauty around me. Slow down!

Following is a little video I made this week of my view from my swing. Notice the quiet -wind chimes and bird song is all I can hear.



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