If you had an opportunity to begin life over, where would you start? Would you think differently, act differently, manage your relations a certain way, change your lifestyle or would you not change a thing? Something to ponder over.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For those who do not have a garden, a lawn, or an area to grow flowers and vegetables, there are lots of ways to indulge in your love for plants. Container gardening is the way to go – find your favourite pot or container and fill them with seed or your favourite flowers or vegetables and watch them grow and spill over and provide you with joy. You can get the same pleasure out of container gardening. Be adventurous with your containers. I have seen old recycled tyres, kettles, a washbasin, a hat, a shoe be fashioned into containers that hold a variety of plants. Try different arrangements, practice with plant and pot colours, move your containers around to form designs, in short – experiment.
Amos 9:14 - And I will bring my people Israel back from exile. They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit.
Most Canadians, visitors to Toronto and visiting Americans from across the border are drawn to visit the Niagara Falls at sometime during their stay in Toronto. You cannot say you have seen Canada if you have not seen the Niagara Falls. This past weekend we visited the Falls and marvelled in it’s beauty, both during the day when you can see the turquoise waters thundering down from a height into the river below, creating an almost magical moment in the middle and a fine constant spray of water that moves with the direction of the wind and settles on visitors. The night views are even better and if you are lucky enough to be there on the day of a full moon, you’ve hit the jackpot!!
John 7:38 - Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’
Romans 15:7 - Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
A few weeks ago I was surprised to see these yellow flowers on plants that I thought were my Maltese cross plants. The leaves look very similar to the Maltese cross plant, but I was both surprised and delighted to see an inflorescence of cup-like golden yellow flowers that added a splash of colour to the red and pinks in my garden. While I am disappointed that my Maltese cross plants did not come up this year, I gladly welcome the new flowers to my garden and hope they will stay forever.
Life brings new people into our lives, I suggest you welcome them with open arms for they always bring a new idea, a fresh perspective or joy into your life. Not all scattered seed are weeds!!!