Friday, December 13, 2013

Advent Journey: On Growth


The garlic cloves I planted in September are now poking through the earth. It always gives me such a thrill to see this wondrous happening. Sow a tiny seed, or small bulb and it grows and becomes something completely different and amazing - and yet this is exactly what is is meant to do  I think of all that activity and change going on below the surface, roots emerge unseen, and when the time is right those tiny shoots begin to unfurl and stretch out towards the light, growing stronger every day. It really is a miracle. 
I am now just over halfway through my Advent Journey. I began, stumbling along in the dark, not sure where I would go with this. Sharing my faith so publicly is a very new and quite uncomfortable thing for me. Yet every day, I have found new thoughts and ideas to reflect upon - new aspects of the Nativity story that I have never realised before. I am beginning to feel some little shoots of growth stirring, as I read, pray and write - little blessings and insights that I now appreciate. Thank you for following along on my meanderings - your support and understanding comments mean so much. I hope to continue here, each day, walking deeper into Advent, clinging on to The Lord, and wondering what kind of seedling will emerge.

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  1. Isn't Mother Nature wonderful!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Nature is amazinf Liz - I love garlic - it is one of the first crops to plant and last to harvest - a real beginning and end plant xx

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  2. I've really been enjoying your posts and thoughts. Especially the honesty - every one has yucky days and we end them and wonder where are good intentions disappeared to. I have a hard time being so open to the world in my blog, too. It is so much easier to paint the nice things of your life and leave out the tough or the controversial. But honesty creates more growth.

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    1. Missy - thank you for this. i am so glad to know you are on this path too xxx

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  3. I too am feeling a little uncomfortable with my daily posts and trying to reach out to all audiences during Advent, and with the place I work in I could get very deep. Keep with it as we are all enjoying your thoughts and shots. xx

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    1. Thanks Chel - I am inspired by your thoughts xxx

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  4. Although my spiritual beliefs differ from yours, there are, i feel, similarities and i'm really enjoying your beautiful words and pictures! It's so interesting to read others' different perspectives, and it brings me a sense of community to read those that are shared. Thank you ❤

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    1. I really appreciate you leaving this comment - yes - we can and should share our stories - thank you xxx

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  5. It's wonderful visiting you here. I love to see your farm and your geography. I love to see what you are creating. I enjoy hearing about your family and barnyard friends. I pray encouragement for you this season my friend.

    Blessings, Debbie

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    1. Thank you Debbie - so good to see you back. I missed you - and i appreciate the prayers xx

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  6. Thank you for your wisdom and thoughts!

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