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June 24, 2015

On April 16th I posted about our weedy backyard. Rototiller/Bee man was out of commission at the time and unable to do any strenuous work. Some how, I would say with some gumption, we were able to put our hands to the plow and a little sweat to our brow. Our little plot of land has been transformed into an eye pleasing small garden. I say this with some exaggeration..Lol!


DSCN4126When we moved in January 2014


DSCN7180I am thrilled to be able to grow Hollyhocks, although the bugs that were bugging them were bugging me too..

IMG_6360Of late I have been pondering about battles, there are battles of pests and insects, and there are battles with people. A lot of the battles take place in our brain. We mull over, we question, we fixate, we doubt, we get confused and the troubles we face look, feel, and seem ominous. I know because I was fixated on something yesterday that was totally robbing me of peace. I had to call on someone who I trust, to confide in and she listened and then made some suggestions. I knew in my heart what I had to do. I wanted to confront the issue and be done with it. I wanted peace in that area. Sometimes, I have to put on the armor of courage, because I am not always brave. How often we do try to deal with stuff and stuff it, thinking, oh yes, I can handle it. So, I moved forward with determination in my heart to settle a certain matter. Wow, it was so amazing and so freeing once I put on my brave heart and what it did, was break the ice that was solid and unmoving, and set my heart free and brought me peace.

IMG_6402My bike and I get along quite well

I am thankful for the wise woman of God that spoke into my heart, and got me thinking on how to approach what was bugging me. No matter how strong we think we are, we need to voice our concerns. We want to be healthy citizens of this world.. I want to be strong and courageous and not cower when pressure comes my way. We want to win the everyday battles. I had some major stinking thinking going on. If we don’t let the light in, it will stay dark in that place, in our head, in our hearts.

DSCN7011Look for the beauty around you, look to who is in your life that supports you. Look to those that are placed on your path to help teach you a lesson. We want to grow and flourish, not to stagnate or let depression consume us.

DSC_0033Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things.

                                                                                                                                                          Philippians 4:8


DSCN7164Life is a little sweeter with honey..

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 24, 2015 1:15 PM

    I want to be strong and courageous and not cower when pressure comes my way. We want to win the everyday battles….amen amen amen and I’m so sharing on face book.

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  2. June 24, 2015 1:50 PM

    Wonderful words. When I was younger, I ate stress like it was part of a meal. Now that I’m older, it doesn’t sit so well so I have to work to get through it because it takes up space in my mind which I don’t want to provide it. Appreciate the encouragement to be brave. 🙂

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    • June 24, 2015 3:40 PM

      That kind of stuff will nag a way at me until I am ready to say enough.. Always a pleasure to hear from you and share what I am learning..Thanks Judy!

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  3. June 24, 2015 2:51 PM

    One of the hardest lessons I had to learn was the lesson the computer programmers taught us years ago: GIGO. Garbage in, garbage out. What we take in does shape our thoughts and our attitudes. If we hang out only with angry, bitter people, it will rub off. If we take time to keep beauty and wisdom in our lives, they will have their effect, too.

    And by the way — I love those hollyhocks. They’re one of my favorite old-fashioned garden flowers.

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  4. June 24, 2015 3:44 PM

    I will have to put up a little sign, garbage in, garbage out as a reminder.. Thanks Linda! We are waiting to see what color the others will be..


  5. June 24, 2015 6:10 PM

    Congratulations on the garden and on finding your brave heart.

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  6. June 25, 2015 1:30 AM

    You are a very special person in so many ways .. I am so glad that I have you in my life via this blogging world. Your pearls of wisdom are so inspirational. Love your garden! Hugs

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  7. June 25, 2015 12:45 PM

    Hi Julie, I am happy to share what I know and have learned the very hard way. For years I limped along looking for fulfillment that only left me empty..So, eventually I saw the light.. It is a pleasure getting to know you and getting to see frog pond farm.. Hugs back to you..friend…


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    June 25, 2015 5:08 PM

    I love your pics of the garden and how you plant little seeds of encouragement among your flowers! Thank you! And, for stopping by my place and sowing some love there, too. 🙂 Blessings, C

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  9. June 25, 2015 6:03 PM

    I am a master at looking past the Elephant in the room. You are so right! Bravery and owning the truth is soooooooo much better. Great Post!


  10. July 1, 2015 6:45 PM

    Beauty, light and being open for the good Word sent from above is all it takes to move mountains. As you proved in this yard work and it’s transformation. 🙂

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    • July 1, 2015 7:45 PM

      Thank you for stopping by nice to meet you! Do you have any of your artwork on display? I would like to see what you do..


  11. July 8, 2015 1:09 PM

    Transformation of the garden and the soul. Glad you’ve found peace in the situation. Mallow has the same insect issue. I guess they are mighty tasty.

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