Truths Told by the Garden of Leadership

I can’t believe a year has passed since a friend posted a photo of his greenhouse in progress. Absent of philosophical comment to prompt my thinking it instantly occurred to me that this visual could be a metaphor for life – at least for mine. The compartments, the vegetation, the curled hose, the tractor, the bicycles, even the walkway dusted with mulch and dirt, everything a picture of life under a glass shield. It was the tractor that caught my attention first. It seemed out of place. What could a huge …

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Today I am thankful for snow

I’ve been posting only on my Facebook page, but … today — well, today I am thankful for snow. Today I am thankful for snow. Before you remind me of the hazards and treachery of snow covered roads, let’s talk about why snow is something to be thankful for. Snow is natural beauty decor. In spring, summer, and fall, we have green, pink, red, violet, orange, rust, and magenta. In winter, with the absence of vibrant color, we need the sparkling, crystal, shimmering blanket of snow. Snow is not a …

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Welcome to every day

Welcome to Saturday … Welcome new day … Welcome breath … Welcome nature … Welcome … If you’re thinking UGH! So what! I hope you can see things in a new light by the time the light has once again turned to evening darkness. With the time change, that doesn’t give us many hours to make the best of the gift of this new day.  God didn’t have to give it to me or to you, but He has a plan for us today and when he lit up the …

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Leaving Normal

Many years ago there was a movie titled ‘Leaving Normal’.  I remember the premise was life changes in advancing years and the name of the town the actress lived in was ‘Normal’.  Sort of play on words. Last week I left ‘Normal’.  I exchanged a 3:45 am alarm for no alarm at all. I exchanged $100 in fuel burning through my car for $20.  I exchanged sitting at my desk all day for running from room to room and up and downstairs all day – cleaning and organizing a house …

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Refining Grace