It’s the time of year to call it quits – as far as my flower gardens, that is. My beds of beauty at this point on the calendar are mostly dead or dying beds of brownness. I had noticed for days that I really needed to buckle down and get it over with. All the areas that had once provided color and beauty were now dull and ugly. My flowers had done as well as they could during our history-making summer of stifling heat and drought. Now most of them looked spent. Not only tired and exhausted, but many of them positively dead. The garden would be lovelier without the dead growth, and our eyes would be pleased to look upon beds that were bare rather than beds that were full but wasted.
I gathered the tools that I needed for the job. Small pruning shears, large pruning shears, garden…
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4 thoughts on “Lessons From the Stray Flower”
Once again I am renewed and refreshed in spirit by your words! I too, am impressed by the small things that add beauty to a stark and ugly background. The Lord gives us beauty amongst the ugly so we can see the great difference in the two. Each day is a day the Lord hath made for us to rejoice and be glad in it!
I love what you said, Ruth. Seeing the difference in the beauty in this sometimes ugly world is just another way that God shows us His love, isn’t it? Thanks for reading and for your encouragement to me!
Beautiful message of hope during a time when drought is all we see around us. Thank you for your encouragement and for sharing your experiences. God does make all things new again.
I’m so thankful for the bright spot you are in my life, Marie! God has answered so many prayers in bringing your family into our lives. Thanks for reading and thanks for your comment.