Global warming, greening projects and other environmental concerns have become an inescapable part of our daily news. While scientists focus on the How's in regards to such natural occurences; people of faith contemplate the Why's. As a gardener by profession for 25 years, I have discovered that there is something just as important as the Why's and the How's of nature. There are visible and tangible lessons planted in the Earth that we don't recognize that can teach us how to live, grow, and be wise. Our planet illustrates messages of hope, help, and inspiration. The Earth Speaks!
Did you know that an oak tree doesn't produce acorns until it's at least 50 yers old? You're never too old to grow, thrive, and bloom. Have you ever walked down a city sidewalk and observed a green plant growing in the middle of the concrete or noticed a flower springing forth in the midst of a brick wall? It signifies that we too, can bloom wherever we're planted.
Do you want to build a business? Take notes from God's creation and start with a good foundation. Do you want to build better relationships? Start weeding out your garden. Do you want change in your life? Study the seasons. Do you want to grow? Learn to appreciate rainy days and stormy weather. Do you want to be a better parent? Study How to care for seedlings and wildflowers. Do you want to become a wiser person? Learn from those wise old trees. Do you want to climb higher mountains? Learn how to travel down into the valley.
This blog is not a religious blog, it promotes religious tolerance. Whether here in the United States or Third World, nature is a universal language that everyone understands, no matter what location, denomination, faith, nationality, age, profession, or income.
The sole intention of this blog is to give motivation through creation by discussing and learning how to climb higher mountains, choose narrow paths, travel through dark valleys, weather the storms of life, bloom in hard places, shine like precious gems, and dig deeper in order to find and fulfill one's true purpose in life.
I am the Author of a gardening/spiritual book "Down to Earth" (AMG Publishers), Motivation speaker, Gardener by profession for 25 years, and Nature, Spirituality, and Gardening Columnist. Oh yea, and studying nature photography. My goal in life is to teach people how to climb higher mountains and grow, thrive, and bloom wherever they're planted!
The garden is a living and breathing masterpiece, a one-of-a-kind work of art. There are valuable lessons planted in the garden that we donít recognize that can teach us how to grow, bloom, and thrive. The Earth Speaks!
What Gives Me Hope
My faith, Nature
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
1. Religious Tolerance would be a law
2. Everyone would grow their own food
What/who changed my life and why
My first release, A Down to Earth Bible Study (AMG Publishers). My next release coming soon: Higher Ground, a non-biblical book using nature as the instructor. Here is a link to my website which has my Excerpt of A Down To Earth Bible Study.