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rose farm

today i visited a rose farm

425 varieties tended with love in memory of someone dear

so beautiful

i saw bumblebees buzzing happily in centers of beauty

content in beds of nectar

like them, rose after rose,

i buried my nose into the middle of intoxicating fragrance

breathing deep

rose with bee

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i find it fascinating to see roses pass

from tight bud to full petals of silk too many to count

not as i will them to open

yet each unfolding in it’s own time

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another lesson from the One who tends the heart

another lesson in patience and trust

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when things don’t turn out the way i planned

hopes and dreams broken

and the taste of disappointment is strong

i wonder

did i try to force the blossom?

 striving for what my heart longed for

was it something i wanted so much, but didn’t ask Him if it’s what He wanted for me?

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 i want so desperately to see His plan

an unsure future – aren’t we all desperate to know and see?

or at least a little impatient?

perhaps He clouds the path ahead so we must trust Him completely

and slowly He reveals

petal by petal

His perfect plan for each of us

from bud

to full out gorgeous blossom

in His time

rose silk petals

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all He asks of us is to trust Him

and let His plan unfold

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and hot to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”                                                                                            – Jeremiah 29:11

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . .
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.                                                                               -Proverbs 3:5-6

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Thankful for . . .

#199. the intoxicating fragrance of His love

#200. an ocean of grace

#201. light for the path

#202. His perfect plan

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