We just have 44 days until our first wedding! Every week more things are being completed. This week I will finish up the "tied the knot station" and begin to make the pottery hearts for our first wedding couple. I made up a sample using Travis and Allison's initials. This is such a cute idea! I hope you think so too.
I do love flowers and I saw some beautiful ones this week at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens. While we were working on the cross tie wall Roger said "I wonder if any of the seeds sprouted". So I went searching for my little sprouts... Yes! First I spotted one, then another. There are little tiny tinder green leaves coming up everywhere! Looks like I will be needing to water these babies until the next expected rain comes along. Now, how to keep the weeds out... did I mention, I already have poison ivy? Yes, I know what it looks like and how to avoid. That stuff just jumps on me when I look at it!
It was a cold wind blowing all weekend for starting that cross tie wall but, somebody needed to get started! We hauled, scraped, dug, placed and leveled the railroad ties for the bottom layer of the wall. And then we had to stop. Change of plans, take a quick ride into Atlanta to pick up a perfect addition to the outdoor church. A seven foot concrete cross. How do you just luck up on someone moving a cross out of their garden? Craigslist sells everything. Now how many people do you think it will take to lift a seven foot cross? FOUR, one small man, two average and one brute of a guy. Thanks guys for the help. Maybe this is the right location. I will need to round up another group of strong men if I want to change the location. Everything seems to be falling into place. I just hope next weekend is a little bit warmer!
I have always liked the idea of sowing seeds. You get to cast something out and see what comes back. Matthew 13:3-9 is the parable of the farmer. Verse 8 "But other seeds were planted on good ground and produced grain. They produced one hundred, sixty, or thirty times as much as was planted. 9) Let the person who has ears listen!" May our seed sown here on this ground produce many good blessings from the Lord.
Mama and Daddy had a painting, I believe it was "The Gleaners" by Francisque Millet http://www.wikiart.org/en/jean-francois-millet/the-gleaners-1857 I always liked that image.
Ladies gathering seeds from a field. And Van Gogh had The Sower at Sunset
Let us sow out into the world good seeds! 1 Cor 3:6 "I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth" Bring on the wildflowers. May the beauty of our land be a blessing for others.