Here on this country hill, I see my neighbors from a distance. The stillness and solitude are a bonus, but there are times when I think it would be nice to look up from my weeding and see a friendly face over the garden fence, to compare notes on ripening tomatoes and Japanese beetles, and to share encouraging stories that come from living close to the ground.
Today, I’m leaning over the garden fence — in a virtual way — with my friend, Sarah Geringer. She’s a writer and a blogger who is gathering a community of gardeners at her place this month, and she has asked me three questions about my life in the bean patch:
What is your favorite kind of gardening (flower, vegetable, container, etc.) and why?
What spiritual lessons has God taught you through gardening?
In this year’s gardening season, what challenges do you face and how do they correlate with your faith?
Grab your gardening gloves and hunker down with us over at Sarah’s place as we ponder a new season of seed planting and hope — and as we marvel at the ordinary miracle of new life that happens when we’re Meeting God in the Garden.
May you find that you also meet God in the garden as you enjoy spring beauty and follow the path of joy back to a loving and all-wise Creator.
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