I’ve often heard that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. I discovered that firsthand on a walk through our neighborhood one year. As my husband and I rounded the corner of a nearby street, I noticed something sitting by the curbside of a home. I immediately saw beauty – garden art–in what someone else had designated as a discard for garbage pickup.
One year I bought a new plant called ornamental mustard. Beautiful leaves, pretty colors–different from anything I owned. I wasn’t sure where to plant it, but I knew we’d find a place for it. New plants always perk up the garden, especially in Fall, when some things are fading. I found a temporary spot on the back porch until I decided on its permanent home. But I forgot something vital about that plant.
Our pastor’s wife, Jana Howerton, recently led an online Flourish Bible study for women. I know she blessed many women, including me, with her encouraging teaching. Her last lesson, “Flourishing in Your Calling,” was a great reminder to me of how we can truly bless God and others wherever we are. As I was searching ideas for this week’s blog post, I remembered a post I had written several years ago in which I talked about how God had helped me find my “calling” or where God wanted to use me to bless Him and others. I hope today’s …
If we can believe and activate these truths about God, they will change us inside and out.
What lessons from God’s creation can we find about His character, especially in Alaska? This is Part 2 of my blog posts on Lessons from Alaska about God’s Character and Ours. I could probably take these lessons from God’s creation and expound on each one for several blog posts! I hope you enjoyed the first five lessons.