Monday, November 28, 2011

Blooming where you're planted.

Several years ago... and I do mean several, my sis gave me a small plate to hang in my kitchen. I don't remember the occasion to my shame. Maybe a birthday gift or a house warming gift or even a 'just cuz' gift. She's like that. She'll see something that she knows you'll like and will gift it to you 'just cuz'.
Here it hangs still in my shabby little kitchen. It has spent many years there with it's little but, encouraging message. "Bloom Where You're Planted." I am so grateful for it's reminder every time I see it.

This fall has brought another reminder of this to me.
I keep African Violets. I have several because it is hard for me to walk passed them in the grocery store. So, over the years I have acquired several. I've even been able to start some from cuttings.
Some do well and other do not. I don't know why. I just keep them and try to meet their needs as best I can.
This fall has been a good one for them and for me. They have been living examples to me of "Bloom where you're planted".

And so, I walk this life. Some times I do well. Some times I don't. I don't know why. I am however grateful for the little reminders placed in my path to Bloom where I'm planted.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Christ is everything, and His will is the pulse of our soul. We are perfectly content either to be ill or to be well, to be rich or to be poor, to be slandered or to be honoured, so that we may but abide in the love of Christ. Jesus fills the horizon of our being. "
 
quoted from "Till He Come" byCharles Spurgeon