30 July 2009

Garden of the Heart

The life of each one is a little garden which he is to dress
and keep. In an ancient Bible song the story of such a garden
is told. It is not some other one's garden we are to keep, but our own.

Is there not need that we pray this prayer continually: "Awake, O winds of God,
and blow upon the winter locked garden of my heart that the chilled life in it may flow out?"

Some of us find it easier to look after the gardens of our neighbours
than our won little patch. But that is not our duty.

We should keep it always

clear of weeds and full of sweet and beautiful plants and flowers.


A garden spot anywhere is not only a thing of beauty but is also a blessing

to all who see it.

It should make our lives so beautiful that it will redeem one spot of the world from

dreariness and transform it into loveliness.



We should keep it always

clear of weeds and full of sweet and beautiful plants and flowers.

A garden spot anywhere is not only a thing of beauty but is also a blessing

to all who see it.


It should make our lives so beautiful that it will redeem

one spot of the world from

dreariness and transform it into loveliness.



"Go make thy garden fair as thou canst; Thou workest never alone;

Perchance he whose plot is next to thine will see it, and mend his own." jrmiller
























8 comments:

Chad and Jessica's Family said...

Beautiful words and photos!!
Jessica

Kathy said...

Enjoyed this and pondered.

Tianna said...

You girls are so beautiful! I love the pictures.

Susan said...

I'm really enjoying your photography!
The footsies in the garden is my favorite :0)

Ritsumei said...

I love these pictures. Do your girls just prefer dresses? They look so graceful. Your text is beautiful too.

Tricia said...

Yes, they love dresses. Especially the ones that can 'spin' around when they spin.

Becca said...

Great words! Great pics! Great garden!! Thanks for sharing all of it with us!

busymomof10 said...

This is probably my favorite post on your blog! I just love the pictures! Such a beautiful garden and such pretty girls! I love the pic of their barefeet! :) I also loved the words you shared, but found them convicting! We always have the most weedy garden, which gets neglected by our busyness. what does that say about our character? What of the gardens of our souls? Do we neglect to keep them weed free as well?? Great post!!!

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