The morning sun reclaims the dew in the form of mists rising from the ancient Appalachian Mountains as O step into a new day. I’ve been monitoring the slightest changes since the long dark of December 21st. Each little sign pulls my heart towards the end of the cold months and the refreshing of my beloved forest. One of my favorite memes on social media is an image of Noah’s Ark that says “Sometimes faith will make you look stupid.” Eight years ago I moved into my current home and while exploring the property I noticed several plants with onions like leaves growing in a very straight line. I presumed that someone had placed them there of course but for eight years there were only green leaves that never bloomed. I have no idea how long the bulbs were in the ground before they even sent up the leaves but whoever put them there did so in faith that one day there would be flowers to welcome the new season. But they never got to see them bloom themselves. The former residents were very elderly and passed away which is how the house became available to you wife and I on the market in the first place. As I knelt down on still wet earth to take the photo of the first bloom of these flowers planted in faith all those years ago I found myself thinking about acts of faith. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing something with the expectation that you’ll soon reap the rewards of your efforts but sometimes that’s not how it works out. Sometimes the things that we do go beyond our own lives. Even if that’s not what we expected at the time. In fact even as I write this article I’m thinking that because our works tend to occupy the world beyond our lives that it’s even more important to listen to that inspiration and make sure that we do good things. One day that promise will awaken and just because we don’t see the immediate results doesn’t mean we failed. It just means that something more has to happen within its appointed time. We may not even see it within our time on earth but that effort was not wasted. It just takes time to awaken.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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