Stay Plugged In To God

Vine Plant

Psalm 139:13 ~  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Does a rose get sad because it doesn’t smell like a gardenia?  Did you ever see a bell pepper on a plant that was grunting, squeezing, and struggling to get bigger and fill up with seeds?  Did you […]

My Gardening Shortcomings

Gardening Friends

Colossians 3:23 – Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. I love the spring!  It is a time of new beginnings and growth – a fresh start.  I check my gardening chart and see what plants like to start growing in March and April.  […]

The Wilting Sprouts

Wilting Sprout 1

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV) – Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. I was recently gardening on a hot and sunny Florida day.  I transplanted some small okra, pumpkin, bean, and corn sprouts into the garden.  I carefully […]

The Cute Little Enemy: Part Two

Enemy Corrupts Good Habits

by Jill McKnight From the Diary of the Black Thumb The enemy works diligently to remove people from a healthy understanding of God’s love, or to remove them from an effective Christian lifestyle. 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for […]

The Cute Little Enemy: Part One

Serpent

by Jill McKnight From the Diary of the Black Thumb Genesis 3:1 (NKJV) – Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” A couple of […]