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Winter drags on, but spring is coming

We’ve just passed the deepest, darkest part of winter and I’m already in an almost full-fledged spring fever state of mind. So, when a friend shared a cute little article with me the other day about spring, it got me thinking about spring and excited to get out in the garden once more and you can imagine this is only going to make the remainder of this season seem to drag on even more than it already will. Although, honestly, we’ve had a fairly mild and nice winter season so far so I really shouldn’t be complaining about anything.

Besides, with every day that passes, spring is in fact getting just a little bit closer and I know I’m one day sooner to turning the soil over with my hands and putting seeds in the ground.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these gardening instructions my friend shared with me. May the garden of your daily living flourish as well.

For The Garden of Your Daily Living

Plant four rows of peas:

1. Peas of mind

2. Peas of heart

3. Peas of soul

4. Peas with all

Plant four rows of squash:

1. Squash gossip

2. Squash indifference

3. Squash grumbling

4. Squash selfishness

Plant four rows of lettuce:

1. Lettuce be faithful

2. Lettuce be kind

3. Lettuce be patient

4. Lettuce really love one another

No garden is complete without turnips; plant four rows:

1. Turnip for meetings

2. Turnip for service

3. Turnip for church

4. Turnip for one another

To conclude our gardens we must have thyme:

1. Thyme for friends

2. Thyme for family

3. Thyme for God

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love.

There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.


And never forget who the ultimate gardener is, for He is the vine and we are the branches. (John 15:5)

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