20 September, 2012

To Every Thing...

...there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.
-Ecclesiastes 3:1

I spent the day planting on Wednesday. My pots are full of fall-festive pansies and mums; the tall and leggy annuals have been excused from their perpetual growth and what has become puny blooming by this late in the summer, they've taken their place in a compost heap. I didn't have time to give up a day for planting, I have projects upon projects screaming for attention, many with deadlines that are killing me; and yet, I didn't have time for anything but planting. Digging in the dirt was therapeutic; while I prepared soil I planned and prayed, I talked to God about my ideas and priorities. I thanked Him for a healthy mind and body and the glorious day that He had provided. I was quiet too, there was peace in His presence and it calmed me. The projects are still there but I can attack them today with a new found vigor, all while looking out at the windows at the beautiful fall flowers; thanks be to God!

Be still and know that I am God. 
-Psalm 46: 10

Life is Good!

11 comments:

Nane said...

And just think how happy you have made the deer and squirrels! ;)
I hope to bear down on both quilt room and outdoor projects this weekend too, thanks for the inspiration to get busy!

jude's page said...

Great posting,thanks for your words of wisdom.

lindsey said...

Love both these verses and thank you for sharing your thoughts and giving me something to think about in the busy life of mine:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

That kind of day fills up my soul - staying quiet with God closes all the empty spaces. blessings, marlene

Linnie Quilts said...

What a beautiful post to start my day ... thank you!

Ancestor Collector said...

We both pray while we plant and garden. It's such a peaceful time. Beautiful!

straythreads said...

inspiring thoughts makes me want to spend the day in the garden
Thanks Ann

Jacs Sacs said...

I needed to read this today! My entire family has been stricken with the tummy flu :( In the few minutes I've had of stillness today, I was thanking God that I was now well enough to care for them and that we are all sick together so that we can all be well together!! Love your blog!!

Janet said...

Thank you for another beautiful post! Love the photo too!

Marie said...

Thank you for sharing your testimony, your a blessing and inspiration to us all. have a beautiful week.

Salem Stitcher said...

Ah...I feel better just from reading this post...especially that "be still..."

Thank you for lowering my blood pressure!