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GreenGinger’s Green Garden


The Beginning of Greenginger's Garden

The Beginning of Greenginger’s Garden

 Greenginger's Green Garden 3 weeks later

Greenginger’s Green Garden 3 weeks later

Greenginger 's Green Garden 7 weeks later

Greenginger ‘s Green Garden 7 weeks later

I have been harvesting broccoli, cabbage, yellow squash, kohlrabi, rutabaga and potato from what I call GreenGinger’s Green Garden. The beans are about ready to harvest and I hope to get some put up before a brief vacation.

I will give more up dates in August and of course, you are welcome to stop by to help with some of the work.

On a spiritual plane, we must remember the fields that are white with harvest.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest fields.”(Luke 10:2 NIV)

God’s Green Blessings


                                                

I know St. Patrick’s Day is not far away because of the green decorations I see displayed in schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants,  and newspaper ads.

In particular, one of the decorations that has captured my attention is the green four-leaf clover.

I looked it up on the internet because I was curious as to its origins.  

I went to an on-line source called Facts about Four-leaf Clovers for the following information.

{What do the leaves symbolize?One leaf is for FAITH… The second for HOPE…The third for LOVE… And the fourth for LUCK!In Irish tradition the Shamrock or 3-leaf Clover represents the Holy Trinity: one leaf for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Spirit. When a Shamrock is found with the fourth leaf, it represents God’s Grace.History of the four-leaf clover:The four-leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of good luck with its origin ages old. According to legend, Eve carried a four-leaf clover from the Garden of Eden.”The clovers also occupied a position in the cultural life of early people. White clover (T. repens L.) in particular was held in high esteem by the early Celts of Wales as a charm against evil spirits.” Clover Science and Technology”. N.L. Taylor, 1985.Druids held the 4 leaf clover in high esteem and considered them a sign of luck. In 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: “If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing.The mystique of the four-leaf clover continues today, since finding a real four-leaf clover is still a rare occurrence and omen of good luck.}
 I don’t know anyone who claimed to have been brought  luck from a  four-leaf clover, but I do know God’s Word  promises green leaves, even in the midst of heat or drought. 

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

           He will be like a tree planted by the water

            that sends out its roots by the  stream.

                       It does not fear when heat comes:

                        its leaves are always green.

                               It has no worries in a year of drought

                                and never fails to bear fruit.”

                                                  (Jeremiah: 17: 7-8 NIV)

 I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have the confidence that comes from trusting in the Lord.  As I grow in Christ-likeness,  the promises of green blessings  as noted in the scriptures above,  are mine.  My roots drink from the living water and my leaves will always be green even if there are fiery trials to go through.

 God’s green blessings to you!

Green…but not with Envy


     If you think you’ve heard enough about green, think again. If you’re thinking this blog is about how we can take better care of our planet…it’s not that. And I don’t want you to think  it’s because people associate  envy with the color green …Or the Jolly Green Giant…Or even the color of money. I wish I could say it’s about green emeralds.  No,   but it is about being green… as in…a person that doesn’t know enough about what they’re doing or that they don’t know enough about a particular subject. That is how I feel about the subject; beginning speaking. I’m green. And many times I refer to myself as “greenginger“. I’m a “greenginger” in money,regards to speaking about  the things of God to others and about  how to speak to them about God’s plan in a manner that wouldn’t be beating them over the head. However, I am not  a “greenginger” when it comes to knowing the Lord and knowing that He called me to be a speaker. God is bringing other women and myself who want to learn about speaking, writing and leading Women’s Ministry to the She Speaks Conference 2011. I’m glad there is such a place in North Carolina. The She Speaks Conference 2011 will help many women draw closer to  God and to His plan for their lives. It won’t be long before I am not green in the speaking arena anymore…but I think I’ll keep the name “greenginger“. If you have a deep desire to speak, write or lead in Women’s Ministry, but are a little “green“, come to the She Speaks Conference this July 22-24. You won’t want to miss it!  And by the way, I’ll be wearing the color green.

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