Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Garden (09/07/06)

TITLE: What Will Bloom?
By Vicki Chappelear
09/12/06


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

What Will Bloom?

We have quite the garden here at our house. We have many sprouts that we are watching to see what they will become. These are very special flowers, they must be special ordered and delivery takes between 8 and 9 months. You never know exactly what you might get when you order, and some are ordered for you with out your knowledge. They donít have a picture of the end results or exactly how to care for each one because each one is unique.

Now there are many different varieties, weíre tending to. They come in different assortments, we happen to have 3 blue ones and 1 pink, but they didnít arrive in that order. Letís see, we have one with a really good sense of humor, always lots of laughs when we walk by that one. Then, thereís the creative one, a new work of art everyday. The one around the corner has an ornery streak running up the middle, never know exactly what to expect from that one. And the last one, just spills over with sweetness.

They do have some things in common. Take for instance obedience, they are all very well trained and know how to listen to those pruning them. There is respect from all of them and a willingness please.

Now, donít get me wrong, there are from time to time weeds that sneak up in our garden. These weeds -- lying, anger, and unkindness -- are not tolerated and must be dealt with immediately. We have found the best herbicide to take care of these weeds is Godís Word. Not only does Godís Word expose these imposters for what they really are, but it also gets to the root so they have little chance of springing up again.

We have friends that are growing gardens as well. It is quite helpful to talk to each other and share our growing secrets with one another. Itís also a joy and privilege to be a part of their watering and pruning process and allow them to help us with ours.

We have learned over the years what each flower needs, and it differs for each variety. Each one needs the right amount of water and always a good dose of Sonshine. And then there is the fertilizer: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We also add in there some encouragement. There must be a good example so they have a goal to strive for, again Godís Word is the best thing we believe, and it works! We use Godís Word to support them, so they understand what shape they are to take on. When they are grown and transplanted elsewhere, they will be able to retain their shape and make good choices.

This garden will take many years to grow. We do not mind all the work, we know our faithfulness is important and the hard work now will have long tern results. Growing them right is important, right from the start or they may try to go their own way. We will continue to nurture our ever growing sprouts until one day they bloom and we see what God has truly intended for them to be.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 428 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Jan Ackerson 09/16/06
What a cute idea! Nicely executed.