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Sunday, September 14, 2008

they just grow because of Him


Just before we began our journey with B's illness, the children were helping me start our garden. We had some pumpkin seeds that we have been using for years! We wondered if we could yet squeeze another batch of pumpkins out of this packet, so we just 'threw' some seeds in the ground, next to the compost bin full of rich dark soil and left them alone. Alone has been the common theme of our garden this year. Yet every time I managed to sneak to the garden for some tomatoes, I would peek over at the compost bin and there was the most luxurious vine weaving in and out and around the unattended flowers, asparagus 'trees' and the fence nearby. What green beauty, so flowing and appealing to the eye. I am still amazed that we were able to get a little harvest of pumpkins to put on our porch. Even with no attention and little rain, God made these pumpkins so hardy and He attended to them and blessed us in this little way. I am continually amazed by His goodness.

2 comments:

stacy said...

hi tonya! i am so glad to see you blogging! love the pumpkins...God is good, isn't He? :o)

a note from Rose.... said...

Love your post! Love your Lord! Love your love for our Lord!!
~Kari

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.