Good gifts

Once we began the process of closing on our house, I was thinking about how I wanted to do the landscape. There is a lot of work to do and a lot of plants that I need to purchase so I can get the landscape where I want it. In the back of my mind was many many plants that I wanted to have in my own landscape (like the pink peony that is pictured). I wasn’t really wanting to spend a lot on the landscape right now, because we had some other money goals right now, but I want my landscape perfect right now.

As I have worked on the landscape, I have found many of the plants that I wanted already on the property (peach trees, grapes, rhubarb, peonies, iris’, daffodils, day lilies, forsythia bush, and cool trees. So I have been busy moving plants to better locations. Also, I have had several jobs lately where customers wanted some plants pulled. Amazingly, many of the plants are ones that I was wanting to add to the landscape (four o clocks, liropes, magic carpet and bridal bush spirea, to name a few). Daily, I have been installing plants and bringing new (free) plants home. I still have plants in pots and buckets that is waiting on me to plant.

If you get some down time, come over and I will put you to work.

Through out this process, I have seen how we serve a good God that wants to give us good gifts. Honestly, I don’t remember ever asking for any of these, but God knows my thoughts and desires. Don’t forget to acknowledge God for the little gifts in your own life. All good gifts come down from above.

James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.