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what do you do with the dandelions?

Thursday, May 30, 2013

this morning there was a board about what they grow in their gardens, and i have to admit, i almost stole the board of what they were trying to do. they were talking about veggies and herbs. what they are growing in their gardens.

i just talked to my daughter last week about a weed she has. she stated she looked around, and she didn't see where anyone struggled w/this same sin she has. and i said--their yard, too, had a problem. just like the dandelions. our yard is packed with them. but the neighbors across the street is spotless of dandelions. they have thick, green, beautiful grass. they had the same problem we did. but they cared. we didn't. they hired someone to kill every single weed in their yard. they bought true, new, good stuff. we mow the flower portion off. we never get rid of ours. we just cut it down so that it blends and meshes with everything else in our yard. it is always still there! it is never killed at the root. not so with the neighbors. they see one once in a while, and they kill it.

and i? i was thinking of the garden festering with a lot of bitterness and rage. or is it not bitterness and rage, but justifiable anger, and i don't recognize it cuz i have just cleaned my house of those weeds?? i have no idea. but i know i have a wake and a funeral to go to. and i am full straight out anger. and i have no way to vent this, in a loving, gentle, kind, patient way. i have to figure out how to give this to God w/out losing my sanity or my religion. 2 tim 1:7. and 1 cor 13...

and really? my sin of boasting is really wanting to come out right now. i am amazed at how much that sin has been growing in me this past week. wow.

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    Dandelion greens are delicious! Put them raw in a salad, or saute them with bacon and shallots.
    1753 days ago
  • MRSP90X
    My yard too is full of them, and my children love them with their bright yellow happy color. They think they are flowers and pick them for me. I do not have time or money to get rid of those, but I can work on my soul. Who's perspective on things is very important. Weeds in the yard, God could care less, but weeds of the soul far more important. Love for God, or lack thereof is usually the problem, the Ephesian's disease.
    1753 days ago
    My DH claims he loves dandelions. In m own former home I never tolerated them. That negativity has to go! It cannot grow next to your spirituality.
    1753 days ago
    Loved your Blog....great parallel between a yard of weeds and sin
    How we treat the weeds (sin) and the results. emoticon

    1753 days ago
    Just like the dandelion, which is not evil, just different and actually one of the most nutritious plants you could be eating and an incredibly powerful cleansing herb, although slightly bitter tasting at first, many things that look like they cause nothing but problems and temptations are actually placed there by God to change us.
    You found a great way to express how you feel. Hope things will get better.
    1753 days ago
    Your blog has touched my spirit and soul.

    I don't really know what to say...accept you are loved, valuable, unique, special and are only one of a kind.

    You are a rose any color you want to be.

    You are not a weed.

    The devil does his best to get weeds growing in us but the love of Jesus shed abroad in our hearts gives us the strength and grace to over come all weeds and sin and makes it possible for us to walk free from all weeds and sin. emoticon
    1753 days ago
    With our droughty summers I let them grow as they give a green tone to the yard. Grass has a hard time growing in the rocks in drought. And besides I love the blooms. And the fuzzy see head. And why not let the lowly like dandelion have her day!!!
    1753 days ago
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