Monday, July 29, 2013

More Lemonade Philosophy

"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear..."   ... 1 Peter 3:15


So on Friday while carrying two bags of junk other peoples' treasures past old houses to the Salvation Army bin, I thought, "Gee. I wish I knew more neighbors from our neighborhood."

By early Saturday morning, I'd met two more neighbors (in separate homes), but it required Naomi's rental car getting dinged-up in order for that to happen. Both of those neighbors proved to be shall we say, eccentric, but hey! As I've blogged before, the older I become the more I appreciate characters and eccentrics. Regular people tend to be so, well, boringly normal.

Oh well! You've probably also realized that things in this life don't always arrive the way we'd planned or wished they had. But what matters? That we live prepared, having learned our daily lessons, ready to release the huge God inside us to touch and heal others.


See this mulch in my tiniest garden bed?

It's more of that sycamore tree bark that I've crushed by hand, the stuff which makes our yard look like a battle happened there. And yet! Crushed-up in our flower beds, the bark looks just right, at least to me.

How are you making lemonade out of your lemons today?

(We have blueberries! First time I've ever grown them in all my decades of gardening.)


See this autumnal-colored rooster?

It's another gift from my neighbor, Robin. How lovely to live next door to folks who give things away!  :)

Oh, and speaking of making lemonade... here's the cute wishing well Robin sat upon that sewer pipe:


Naomi will drive back to Tennessee today so any prayers for her safety would be appreciated. Thanks!
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" ... 2 Corinthians 5:17


Terra said...

Your lemonade making is working, and I like the mulch you made.

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Naomi, on her way back to Tennessee. Glad she was able to visit. Joyce