God and I Planted a Garden. And it was Good.

This pleased me…to no end. It’s written by a fellow blogger, a much more faithful and accomplished blogger who brings the beauty of creation, the simple joys of life, and the faithfulness of God front and center. I don’t know Marian outside her blog, and yet all I know through her Whispering Winds Blog — of her, and Mim and Floey — I absolutely adore.

I needed peace today, I found it in reading this very pleasant post. And so, I share.

Whispering Winds

D400-0068-091.JonWarrenGod spoke: “Earth, green up!
Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants,
Every sort of fruit-bearing tree.”
And there it was.
Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties,
And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts.
God saw that it was good.
It was evening, it was morning – Day Three.
[Genesis 1:11-13  The Message]

One of the delights of summer that I’ve enjoyed every year of my life (except maybe the first year) is eating fresh vegetables from the garden. Sweet corn was my favorite. Then plump red tomatoes were my next favorite. And leaf lettuce, spinach, radishes, carrots, peas, beans, and cucumbers. And all kinds of melons. There were a few things I didn’t like – especially onions and beets – but most things were delicious.

I can remember helping Mom and Dad plant the garden in the spring. The first gardening job I was taught to do was to place…

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