Peace Garden


You Are More
Young Souls
What Are You Leaving Your Children?
Paint A Thought
God's Tapestry
A Christian's Walk
Within Us
Honesty and Integrity
Beginning Today
Moving The Rock
A Comfortable Silence
At The Window
The Wealthiest Man
Stress Therapy
Let Go
Driving Away The Shadows
Standing Still
The Balance Sheet of Life
A Life That Matters
Eternal Instants
Slow dance
The Atheist's Holiday
How Do YOU Walk?
Exercise Your Soul
The Art of Letting Go
My Quilt
A Penny Blessing
Are You Empty Yet?
Living By Faith
Installing Love
If Only
God Will Provide
The Pillar of Love
Alone I Am Nothing
We Danced
The Thorn Bouquet
Have Courage
And Think Of Me
Don't be afraid to speak out
What are you building?
Time - Your Greatest Gift
Peace Garden
Roots of Change
Morning Prayer
Don't Open Your Mouth
Never Give Up On Love
Shining Light
Weather Changes
I Hope by Paul Harvey
Push On
Refining Silver
Loving God's Way
Overcoming A Broken Heart
What's Left?
When I Am Lonely
Serving Where God Places Us
Clay Balls
God Is
The Oak Tree
Learning From Fear
Touching Billy
Between You and God
The Shadow of Your Cross
The Wolves Within
When Jesus Looks
The Empty Chair
A Walk To School

I'm planning my garden already. Most other years I just planted a few tomato plants, a pepper plant or two, and maybe zucchini.
But my garden will have a greater purpose this year.

I'm going to plant a "Peace Garden."

In my garden I will have a variety of plants, each of them offering something different. A mix of color and texture. Tall plants and short ones. Some for eating, some for decoration, but each will serve a purpose.

The taller plants will offer shade for smaller plants that cannot grow in the sun too long. The smaller plants will protect the roots of the tall ones and prevent the ground from drying out too soon.

Some will blossom into beautiful flowers before producing their fruit, making the "Peace Garden" a fragrant, glorious site to behold. Others never blossom into fragrant flowers but are useful just the way they are.

Some plants will appear to be of little use. Their value and worth is not in what it produces above the soil but in the strength of its

Some will grow quickly, while others will take time. Some will begin growing in early spring against all odds, lasting only for a month or so and yet, fulfilling its purpose.

Others will bloom later in the season, but will stay strong and hearty until the first frost of Autumn.

I see it all in my mind. It is already there before I even turn the
soil. A place of harmony and perfection. One plant supporting
 the other. Each serving a greater purpose. None of greater value than the other.

It is the way it should be in life. Perhaps the way God saw Earth
before He created it.

"This garden is a beautiful example of God's work," a passerby said to the gardener.

But he had worked long and hard creating this masterpiece in his yard. Tired of hearing such comments the gardener replied, "Yes, but you should have seen what it looked like before I took over."

The world is God's garden. We are not only His creation, we are His gardeners.

Let's choose to grow a "Peace Garden"  with the people that we know.