Growing in the hard places

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I found this tiny gem growing through a crack in the sidewalk today. We’ve had heavy frost many times this fall and the flower beds have been bare for almost two weeks yet there it is, its perfect little face looking up at the afternoon sun!

I, too, have been growing in hard places this past year but unlike the little pansy, completely surrounded by bare concrete, I have not been alone. I am surrounded by a garden of family and friends, watered and nourished by their love and sustained by their prayers. I do not wither and fade away. I turn my face to the Son and there is life!

 

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan Bergseth
    Oct 23, 2014 @ 21:31:12

    Love this little story. 🙂

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  2. Deborah
    Oct 23, 2014 @ 22:17:29

    Elaine that was an awesome post…

    Reply

  3. Cindy Huddlestone
    Oct 23, 2014 @ 22:49:37

    You always see what many of us miss Elaine. Thank you.

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    • edebock
      Oct 23, 2014 @ 23:31:35

      I couldn’t believe it when I saw that little blossom this morning! It seemed like such an encouraging sign. I even checked to see if it was going to freeze tonight so if it was, I could go out and cover it!

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  4. Glenys Rott
    Oct 24, 2014 @ 21:20:40

    Wow!! What a testimony!!
    Yes, you have had a year no one should have to experience, but as my dad used say, “You have come out smelling like a rose.”
    You ARE a beautiful rose – fashioned and nourished by our Father and a wonderfully supportive husband May God continue to restore and give you grace.

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  5. Melaina Graham
    Oct 27, 2014 @ 22:21:51

    I have a tomato plant trying to regrow too! I might dig it out and bring it in to see if it will grow indoors. Poor thing is trying so hard out in the cold! But it lifts my spirit to see it.

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