Good morning Friends,
It is Friday, gray, warm and drippy here. We had some light rain earlier. I’ll be heading off to work later. DH is still healing up from his neck cramping earlier. This takes time. Keep us in your prayers.
Autumn is here but doesn’t feel like it or look like it down here in s.e. FL. No cooler temps yet either, something we are so looking forward to. I did mow the other day, and it rained afterwards. Yesterday I did some weed wacking. There is still much to do but I don’t have the energy or the inclination while it is still hot and humid.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading, fiction and non-fiction. I love going to the library to see what gems I can bring home with me. I’ve also found a couple of books at a local thrift store and a yard sale. From the thrift store, ‘Captured by Grace ~ No one is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God’. From the library two fiction by Debbie Macomber and three books on beading and embroidery. From our own personal library I took out this book this morning to see what I could find for my day and will post it here.
The excerpt is from a great little book ‘A Well-watered Garden ~ A Gardener’s Guide to Spirituality’ by Harriet Crosby, given to me by a friend many years ago.
This is under the section about Autumn.
“ Our gardens teach us that we are stewards, caretakers of God’s creation. We cannot make a flower bloom or a tree grow. We can only work to make the conditions right for growth. And sometimes we can’t even do that – sometimes the weather is too hot or too cold, too dry or too wet.
Our garden are gifts from God that teach us that all life, all growth is in his hands. Only God has the power to create and sustain life. All life seems more precious because of the care we lavish on our gardens. Taking care of them extends our appreciation for other living things. God made us stewards over his creation so that we could rejoice in it, admire it, and love it as much as God does. And we never take for granted a single bloom, a ripe tomato, or the red leaves of a maple tree.”
I hope you all have wonderful weekends. For those going through tough times whether it be physical, financial, emotional or spiritual, may you feel the love, peace and healing of God surrounding you and flowing through you.