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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

 How Does Your Garden Grow?

After a mostly mild winter (that's usually not how I describe it here in the Midwest. But we didn't get our usual "last hit" of snow, yea!), the signs of springtime rebirth are starting to be seen across the United States. Depending on where you live, you may already be seeing some telltale signs: migratory birds returning, trees beginning to bud, or crocuses peeking through the last of winter's snow. Maybe you've noticed a few extra minutes of daylight, or a change in how you feel, or even in how you dress. This months unit study for home school is called How Does Your Garden Grow. You can get the lesson plan here for freeWe'll also be incorporating familiar songs and poems like Rain, Rain, Go Away  and Roses Are Red.

This months scripture 
"If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed,...nothing shall be impossible unto you" (Matthew 17:20)

I encourage all families to grow all the food that you feasibly can. Berry bushes, grapevines, fruit trees—plant them if your climate is right for their growth. Even those residing in apartments or condominiums can generally grow a little food in pots and planters.  This year were unable to have a garden because were in the process of building. Recently I got this brilliant idea to pot plants from Cabin In the Woods-thanks again!

Planting A Garden Teaches Us About God

Jesus compares a seed in a garden to the truths we hear about God.  Sometimes we don’t think about God’s Word when we hear it or we don’t understand it and it has no effect on us.
Maybe we don’t want to hear what God is telling us at the moment and we close our mind and our heart to him. God’s seed can’t take hold in our heart just like seeds can’t grow on a rock. There is no soil for the root to take hold. If we are too busy to care about what God wants to tell us or are always thinking about other stuff that is more important to us we are like the corner of a garden with thistles.  God’s Word can’t grow in our minds and hearts. 


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