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Leap for Joy! This is the Day the Lord hath made!

images.jpegThe other day on FaceBook I watched a video of a funny little herd of kids (baby goats not to be confused with human children…LOL).  Delighted I watched as they bounced across the ground stiff legged, twisting and turning as they went.  My heart swelled with the sudden understanding that the “kids” were filled with the joy of simply being alive on a beautiful spring day.

The master of the flock was a young man.  The “kids” would pile up around him so he could reach down and pick each one up and give them a hug.  Then they would run off for the day and several others would vie for his attention until each one got a hug.  Isn’t that what our relationship with God should be?  Every day our hearts should be filled with joy to wake up alive in the morning and receive our daily hug from God.  May God bless your day!

Where the Wild Fern Grows

Today I was meandering around our yard pulling weeds and picking up sticks after last night’s torrential rain.  I came upon this lovely little fern growing under the Butterfly Bush surrounded by moss…lush, beautiful moss.

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Bob and I have decided after spending several hundred dollars on grass seed over the last three years that grass is over rated.  In the spring of our first year living here, we spent tons of money, planted grass seed and had a beautiful grassy park in our backyard.  Every spring day, we marveled over the beauty of it.  Then the leaves came out on the Oak and Hickory trees and by mid summer we were left with only spindly, wispy grass that simply wanted to lay down and die.

Instead of fighting nature by cutting down all of the trees, which the trees were why we moved here in the first place, we’ve done a lot of reading and searching the internet for alternatives to that high maintenance green lawn we expected to have. The only thing we have found that could possibly give us green is moss.  We are encouraging its growth by keeping the yard as clean of debris as possible.  Bob swept the yard with his leaf collector and to our amazement, the moss is growing. Large patches are showing up and the added delight are the little ferns that seem to go hand in hand with the moss.  They grow in the most inhospitable areas absolutely loving cement and stones. One little mound of moss in my flower garden has wrapped itself around three crystals and either pushed them up from the ground or there is a bigger rock under the moss.  We are not disturbing it to see as we don’t want to ruin it.20200327_105857.jpgThe moral to my story is to trust God, have patience and live with nature instead of struggling against it.  I will let you all know how things go this summer. – April 4, 2020