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Still Battling Up That Hill

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Today was a busy day. Matter of fact the whole week has been very busy. I am working my garden. We have expanded it. We decided to try straw bale gardening. We also planted potatoes in burlap coffee bean sacks. They have taken off. We bought 3 kiddie pools and another 6' kiddie pool. I planted cabbage in on of the small
pools, onions in another, and in the bigger kiddie pool I planted corn. I am trying to grow an artichoke plant. We planted tomatoes of different varieties, cabbage in the bale, I planted broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, & tomatoes. I have other things to plant in a week. I want to plant sugar peas, Roma Tomatoes, and peppers of different variety. More herbs in my garden to. I am experimenting with the collards I have. They got to long and slangy. I cut the off down to 6". Some seem to have started producing again. The parts I cut of I am going to put them in root start and try to raise the to a mature plant. My lettuce is almost ready to pick. Remember my beautiful roses from last year? Five of the nine are in full bloom. The other four are getting close to blooming. I come in everyday in terrible pain and worn out, but I will get stronger and the pain will tuck itself away in my brain so I can tolerate the pain. I will battle and fight my way up this hill. The LORD is my strength and a very present help in trouble. I have gained 35 pounds. I am ready to stop laying around wounded by my health and past surgeries. I am stronger than that. I will quote I Cor. 6:19 What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of GOD, and ye are not your own? I will repent of my failures and ask the LORD to help me. I want to obey. I also need to start working up a exercise routine by starting small and work on my core to help strengthen my back from all those surgeries. I hope to work my way back to a good routine that works my whole body. I told hubbie now that he is retired we must walk at least 3 times a week so I can get my strength back up and get ready for the 5k in October with Habitat for Humanity. I want to be in the 5k. So pray for me out there to have the strength each day and the obedient mindset to keep track of everything and to be doing everything to the LORD's glory.
LORD I haven't seem to be able to stay with anything concerning living healthy since I was in the hospital. All these months I have struggled and sometimes gave up. Only to see my weight keep climbing. I know that I must take hold of my situation and obey you command to remember my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I want to shine for you LORD, but I can't do that if I am sinning by not taking care of this body. I want to be sound in body, mind, and spirit. Help me to once again build on these things to bring you glory. Amen! emoticon emoticon
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    Thats an amazing amount of gardening. I am not surprised you hurt doing it, and there is a lot of work involved in a garden that size. You not only help yourself strengthen muscles and use joints in gardening which benefits you, but you glorify God in the work you do and the raising and caring for the gifts of His creation. He will honor your sincere prayer and give you the guidance you ask for, as long as you listen for what He will show you. emoticon
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

    1608 days ago
    Welcome back! Sounds like you have sunshine in your life in the form of gardening. Go for it!
    1608 days ago
    Dont give up but do pace yourself! And ... Say... " I can do all things THRU Christ who strengthens me! "
    1608 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    You may be in pain at the end of the day after working in your garden , but I hear the contentment in your voice that the pain is worth it because of your love of gardening. Your garden does sound amazing and beautiful! If you start walking you'll make your 5k in the fall. All your gardening is priming those muscles a little at a time to do some major moving! Enjoy your garden , both the beauty and the bounty and enjoy your walks with hubby!
    1608 days ago
    I say Amen to that prayer. May the good Lord grant you all your heart desires. But you need to just know this that you are a WINNER, I am so inspired by your gadening acitivities and abilities. I can only imagine how well nourished you will be when these veggies are harvested. Good luck in all your endeavours, YOU CAN DO IT.
    1609 days ago
    good grief! your garden sounds amazing! keep up the good work!
    1609 days ago
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