I wrote way more then I had planned to this week; record breaking for me. I am going to try to keep it short and sweet this week... if thats possible.
I have been wanting to have a rose bush for a while now, but they are really hard to grow in Florida or anywhere for that matter. I have always dreamed of having a rambling bush of roses growing up the side of my house perfuming the air with their fragrance. I can dream, can't I?
I did some research and bought one that has been grafted to thrive in our harsh climate. I settled for a little bush. I am praying and hoping it will survive and that I won't kill it somehow. I found a good spot that gets early morning sun and I dug a huge hole and filled it in with nutrient rich compost and soil. The soil in our backyard is pretty much sand. In a couple of months I will start to fertilize it and prune it.
"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame;he remembers that we are like dust. As for man, his days are like the grass; he flourishes like the flower of the field; for the wind passes over it and it is gone, and it's place knows it no more. But the steadfast love is of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him." Psalm 103:13-17
Have you ever tried growing roses? Have you had any success?
What is God teaching you to be faithful with today?
Is it hard for you to live in the light of eternity at times when the here and now is all consuming?
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