Urban Garden Denver Blog

View from the Porch Chair

I took a day off to use up some vacation and enjoy a little space in my life. Of course, I have a long list of could do, should do and think about doing, but first I’m taking time for being.

From my porch chair I can sip tea and see salvia, penstemon, candytuft, iris, roses and honeysuckle all blooming. I’m reflecting on the truth that each blooms in due season, when the time is right.

View from the porch chair

Seasons in the garden are somewhat predictable. Sure, weather can affect how early or late a bloom or harvest occurs, but the general seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter continue on year after year. Summer is the exuberant, full-of-life season.

Interesting that this season of spring-into-summer coincides with the liturgical season of Pentecost. When God literally breathed life – the life of the Spirit – into the followers of Jesus so they could make a difference in the world. The church worldwide celebrates this exuberant season of fruitfulness.

As an individual, I also have seasons, though they may not move in such an orderly progression of summer-follows-spring productivity. Today I’m pondering what my season is to be, what the breath of the Spirit in me is directing me toward in my own life.

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  1. * Beth K. Vogt says:

    I like the view fromyour porch chair.
    And the idea of slowing down and contemplating the season . . . and direction of your life.

    Good thought.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 4 months ago
  2. * Mary Beth says:

    Since appreciate gardens but don’t have the knack, it’s a joy to visit your garden. The work is done for me, and the results are beautiful and peace-giving.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 4 months ago
  3. * Mari Mayborn says:

    What a lovely place to slow down to see not only what the garden is unfolding, but also what God is revealing.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 4 months ago

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