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Friday Photos–Do Not Despise the Growth You Can’t See!


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Daylillies coming up out back

Photo Credit: P. Booher


The other day I was in the back yard, looking at a gentle slope of ground. Warm afternoon sunshine encouraged daffodils and daylilies to poke through the soil. I could see little shoots of green emerging beside tree roots, leaves, and bits of tree branches that had fallen over the winter.

I looked to the ground above the slope, and  wondered, “How much growth is happening that I don’t see? Surely other plants are pushing through the earth in other spots; I just can’t see them from my level.”

Then God whispered, “That’s like the growth inside you. Just because you don’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Don’t despise the growth you can’t see.”

God knows I needed that reminder. Other people seem to have it all together, whether emotionally, mentally or spiritually. I seem to lag behind, and I get impatient. But growth can’t be forced, whether in a plant or a person. The same as a farmer dare not dig up seeds to see if they are growing, I don’t want to continually fuss and fret about my inward growth. Both processes take time and faith.

“Who dares despise the day of small things…” Zechariah 4:10 (NIV)

©P. Booher

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Friday Photos–Spring, and Summer!

Here’s a couple photos to help envision warmer, milder weather, even if it’s not where you’re at right now. Enjoy, and look forward to what’s coming!

Daffodils–sunshine in bloom!


Daylilies and Crown Vetch

Daylilies and Crown Vetch

These orange daylilies grow wild. Once started in an area, they can take it over, but come June or July they add a bright touch of color to wherever they grow. They grow in areas with poor soil, which for me is a bonus, as much of the ground around the house tends to be clay, shale, and rock.

The purple crown vetch also grows wild, but in some areas road crews deliberately seed it, as the crown vetch controls erosion and adds color  and beauty while doing so.

P. Booher


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