The word for today is:
As I sit and look at this word I am quietly humming the tune to one of my favorite hymns, "In The Garden." A friend once told me when her mother died that in order to deal with this significant loss she had to find a Happy Place. I did not understand what she was talking about then....but when I lost both of my parents in an 18 month period I found myself searching for my own Happy Place and found it in the beauty and the peace of Mrs. Betty Jean's and Mrs. Shirley's flower gardens. I have never felt so happy or at peace. The smells of the flowers, the beauty of them, the vivid colors and the company of two very special ladies helped me get through a really rough patch in my life. Both of these wonderful ladies opened up their gardens to me and let me heal. It was there that I heard these words coming to me from Psalm 46:10. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The key words for me....are the first ones....Be Still....and in the garden....that is what I am....still. Bathing in the beauty and the fragrance of God's handiwork....and for a shining moment....I am at peace.