Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring Fever

Spring has a way of slowly stealing in upon us  as we shake off the chill and stiffness of winter. Each and every season has it's special charm and specific excitements to look forward to. Spring though, seems to call us outdoors to smell the fresh breezes and floral bouquets as bulbs begin to peep over the once frozen earth as if freed from their winter coffin. The trees all reach out their  arms to the sky as they green-up, alive with color and fragrance, as delicate blossoms shyly begin to open up to the sky. The stately trees, once bent over and lifeless looking, seem to come alive and  glorify God in Heaven for His shining down upon them with His warm, glowing sunshine. There is something about Spring that truly awakens us from slumber to step out into the outdoor beauty and walk in the garden and make new plans for growing a bounty of God given food. The spring gives us a renewed energy and desire to clean and open windows to allow the breezes to send our curtains to dancing!Our God is so good to give us seasons and reminders of His goodness!

I have already planted spinach and lettuce and have watched as it has come up and begun to grow. I can't wait to taste the delicate fresh and flavorful greens in my first fresh homegrown salad. There is no better way than to grow your own vegetables and fruit. It certainly isn't easy, but oh, the satisfaction that comes when we are able to harvest and enjoy the fresh taste of homegrown food. We get to enjoy the benefits of the sunshine and vitamin D as we work in the outdoors air, and then there is the exercise from hoeing and working the soil. after that we get to decide where to grow which vegtables, to watch as they grow, we grow in faith as we trust God for the harvest, and finally, as I already said, to eat the fruit of our labors! It is tastier and healthier to boot!!

I hope I can learn new ways to improve our family garden and to grow more food each year. I pray we can all learn to be more self sufficient in this area. Praise God for the abilities He gives to us to do so!

Enjoy the season. Plant a garden and reap the joys of eating healthy, homegrown food. At least you know what is in/on it!!:)

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?

Psalm 34:8-12

In Christ,

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