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Friday, January 12, 2018

Broadcasting seeds...leads to viable growth!

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It's amazing how just thinking of and taking a word.  One word, for the year!  How thinking on that and pondering over it - and we're what, only about two weeks in? - and how this has really, already made an impact on how I'm thinking and feeling in my day-to-day...

Growth is powerful.   But. 

Before there is growth of any kind - there has to be seeds.

I was listening, this morning, to a preacher share... actually, I caught him by accident.  I wasn't really listening... but he was talking about seeds.  How that they have to be planted before they do anything else.  I mean, you can hold em in your hand and look at the all day - but they won't do any good at all unless they are sown... in other words, "broadcasted" or scattered!!

It made me pause.
Who or what has "broadcasted" those seeds into heart-soil?  The word "broadcast" took me off guard.  Its a big one.  We use it - but not necessarily like this anymore.  To broadcast - gives the picture of " to spread far and wide"...
  The further and wider they are sown out... means a larger and better yield.

What matters, though, is what kinds of seeds there are.  Do I know?

My prayer is that they are good seeds.  Right seeds.  Vital to my life seeds.

Not weed seeds.  No!

Seeds of encouragement.  Seeds of kindness.  Gentleness.  Relation-ally speaking that they would be seeds of good and healthy friendships.  Positive for growth in business skills.

Growing in peace and patience.
Confidence and willpower!  Stamina and resiliency.  

Guess what?

Did you know we are seed sharers? We are.
Think of every time we blow upon that dandelion - we spread a bunch of seeds with every puff.

I know.  Its not something we think about in the middle of January.  But what kinds of growth are you anticipating?  Are you aware the sort of seeds that have been sown into your life?   Are you putting yourself in position to garner those seeds for viable growth?  What are you broadcasting??

Just for fun.  I thought I'd show you my violets.  My mom gave them to me, after we moved in to our new home... and ya'll.  I have not really ever had success with indoor plants growing to their full potential.  Ever.  Whether it was just not the right place in the home, with adequate sunshine, perhaps I'd forgotten to water them...etc.  But... do you see?  They're blooming!!

I think we're going to keep on this topic for awhile...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

{Grow or Growth} Word for the Year :: Reflections of old and Anticipating the new

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Its not too often that I think of a title before writing my post!  But, this came to mind and I began to ponder the past year and began to anticipate what this new and upcoming year will bring.  Pardon me, that I am a couple of days into the New Year, before this was posted.

Of course, no one knows, what a new year will bring.  But, it doesn't hurt to "dream" and hope, right?
As I reflected on the past year... there were oh so many changes.

Many were planned and anticipated. Lots of plans went into these anticipated changes.  Then, many parts of it - were not.
As in the words of my husband to our three kiddos....
"one of our BIGGEST blessings is the fact that Mamma is still here", (referring the car accident I was in the night before our big house move)...well... this, keeps me humbled.

Yes!  I think of it often.  I am grateful to still be here and part of this plan that God has me in.

So.  With that...comes the proverbial Word of the year!
Do you all do that?  I think of it, sometimes.   But, this year... a word has come to me, pretty clear and strong.  Which... that kinda scares me.  It's like its telling me to do something... I haven't been doing...?  But, I have.  I don't know.  Obviously, I need to more.

The word is Grow!  Or, Growth!

Eeks.  Yes.  I know there are some things I definitely see happening... areas where I need to see growth.
And, then there are areas were to grow any more in would make me feel stretched quite thin.  LOL!

I like the verse from Isaiah 43:19... it speaks of something happening. 
Could it be growth?

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

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One of the poems I do think of, at the start of every New Year, is this.

Your Future lies before you like a field of fresh fallen snow.
Be careful how you tread on it, for every step will show.

That can be said - true - of any field "of growth"... a path made through tall meadow grasses will show as well as somebody stepping on newly planted plants.   Growth is meant to happen and fortunately, for a field of grass or a new plant... it should spring back up.  I know this year will have some "downers"... but, I am anticipating a field of dreams and a whole lot of daises to pluck petals from.

I have a God who loves me and wants to see me blossom!!

 Happy and Blessed New Year to each one!!
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