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The storm has passed, the trees still stand.
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The same storm that brings dangerous flooding also quenches the thirst of a hot, dry summer. During morning prayers (I love the Pray As You Go app) I heard the phrase “grace in the wilderness,” which seems to me to capture everything about this hard pandemic season. This hurricane. Family life right now (which, by the way, is the topic of today’s #outoftheordinarypodcast ).
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Are we living in a desert or a garden? The good news is that there are springs of living water in both.
Good morning from the zinnia patch.
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We are living in “unprecedented” times, aren’t we? Life is topsy-turvy. Growing things are grounding me—the zinnias and cosmos, the peaches and the blackberries.
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What ordinary things are grounding you?
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#outoftheordinarypodcast #maplehurstflowers
I’ve been waking up lately and really struggling in those first few blurry minutes to remember what day it is. And I’m not even wondering if it’s Wednesday or Thursday. I’m actually lying there for what feels like ages trying to remember if it’s the weekend or a Monday or maybe almost the weekend??
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I feel like I’m losing my grip, but also feeling like maybe I’ve been gripping things that aren’t so important. Like days and weeks.
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I’ve begun keeping time with seasons and flowers. It’s a more spacious kind of time. And slower. Instead of seconds quickly adding up to minutes, I have roses shifting into gladioli and lilies.
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Instead of a clock, I have a vase on a stand at the turn of the stairs.
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#fromdaffodilstodahlias #cultivatingglory
Here I am. Knee deep in flowers. 
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Looking for answers.
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Finding peace, instead.
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#wearegardenmakers #cultivatingglory #maplehurstflowergarden
July is for flowers and fruit.
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And heat. But maybe that’s a small price to pay?
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#amaplehurstsummer #fromdaffodilstodahlias
It is too hot and too humid, but there is this.
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Praise God for the too-muchness of summer.
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#cultivatingglory
Sunday mornings feel a lot like every other morning now. Or maybe weekdays have a little more peace and quiet and rest in them now.
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#fromdaffodilstodahlias #cultivatingglory

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