Monday, June 3, 2013

God be praised

I'm praising Him every day...

For a lovely wife...

For healthy children...

For productive plants...

For good friends...

For family that loves me...

For my many readers and their encouragement...

For failures that teach me...

For successes that inspire me...

For creating millions of growing things...

For people that share ideas... and seeds and cuttings...

For a good church...

For the ability to write...

For the rain and the sun...

For outlets like Mother Earth News, ThePrepperProject.com and Natural Awakenings...

And... for Florida! Heck yeah! 




































That's in my backyard. How can I NOT by thankful for plants like those?

I think I'm creative... but God? He's unbelievable. Yet... beyond His creativity... the thing I thank Him for the most is that He sent His son Jesus to die on our behalf... so we can enjoy the presence of the Lord forever, no longer stained with sin and filled with hatred, angst, sorrow and frustration. There's another world beyond this one which is filled with beauty beyond our understanding. I pray you're coming along with me... we'll be gardening for all eternity!

Awwwwwww yeah.

"You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you." Nehemiah 9:6

9 Comments:

At June 3, 2013 at 12:48 PM , Blogger jean said...

Everyday I think about how beautiful the new earth will be. And how so much more it will be with the glory of Christ, the Saviour. Looking towards my new home! No location on this worn earth has anything to compare. And, looking at your photo...I see you have not only papayas, but roselle sorrel, too! We harvested some roselle to dry not long ago.

 
At June 3, 2013 at 7:00 PM , Blogger Arisia said...

And telling stories, too.

 
At June 3, 2013 at 8:47 PM , Blogger Carolyn Blakeslee said...

Neat post, David. I am so proud of you. I get a LOT of emails every day and even though I'm not much of a gardener right now, I always open yours and read them and enjoy them all the way through.

 
At June 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Amen to that - your posts show that desire in you. It's good to see.

Yes - the roselle is great stuff. We haven't dried any yet, but we have made it into "cranberry" sauce at Thanksgiving, made tea from it, turned it into jelly - and eaten the leaves in salads. The salads are really good and just make the plant a total "win" in my book.

 
At June 3, 2013 at 9:30 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Oh yeah - I won't forget the stories, Madame Writer.

 
At June 3, 2013 at 9:31 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Thanks a bunch, Carolyn. Your magazine was my first garden writing outlet - I won't ever forget that.

 
At June 5, 2013 at 2:42 AM , Blogger Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Aw, brother, those papayas look awesome! Isn't God awesome? Like all the things He created!

 
At June 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM , Blogger floriamaier's corner said...

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At June 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM , Blogger floriamaier's corner said...

Amen! God is good! He is the source of our strength in time of needs when we're feeling the lowest.

How awesome is He, that He created those and let us enjoy them as much as possible. Can't wait for the moment when we see Him face to face. Your garden is definitely awesome. Love to read your blog and browse through the pictures. :)

 

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