Saturday, August 3, 2013

Looks like somebody needs a haircut!  Back from vacation, and looks like the plants are trying to take over!  No, no for real I knew this one needed a trim before I left and now that I see how over grown it is I need to get to work!

Speaking of “trimming" I've got to get back into my exercise regime.  It has been 2 weeks since I've been to the gym! Shame on me! I missed the week before vacation and during vacation of course. My gym offers free passes to their network gyms in the area where you may be vacationing, but I conveniently forgot to get a pass!  heh heh heh  But you know what? With all that fancy eating I did I better seriously get back to my work out starting Monday!


Whenever I go away, I usually get a fresh word from the Lord.  Maybe it's because I'm in a different place and seek Him more or maybe I've slowed down long enough to "hear" what He has to say to me. This is the scripture that comes to mind "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..." Hebrews 12:1. There’s that word “weight” alright, alright I overate while on vacation!  But putting my guilt to the side and understanding the true meaning of what this scripture means, yes!  I do sometimes carry unnecessary baggage, baggage that is not only bad for me, but impedes my progress to becoming what God wants me to be. So I need to take inventory: am I holding on to something that I should have let go long ago? Am I allowing old feelings of insecurity, rejection or low self-esteem to creep back in? Am I dependent on what people think of me rather than pleasing God?  Yep, I took some self-inventory and I came up looking not so good. So I had a little talk with God, my Father, and I’m so thankful He is long suffering and patient. I believe I’m on the right track now and back to running that “race” that Apostle Paul talks about in the book of Hebrews.

I learn so much through the simple things in life, like pruning back that plant. It’s going to be very good for it. It will produce healthier leaves and spread in all the right places.  My Sansevieria or Snake plant which is a plant not known for it “prettiness” yet when pruned properly and given correct sunlight it produces beautiful flowers (see mine). 

  The pruning process may be painful sometimes, especially when we get a good look at ourselves through the eyes of God. As women we are “fixers” and are experts at putting on facades that everything is okay, even when our hearts may be breaking. But as God speaks to us to take a self-inventory, it may hurt, but it is soooo very good for us.  He wants us to spread His love in all the right places and produce beautiful flowers for the world to see so that He may be glorified.

So I say BRING IT ‘cause I want to please my Daddy God, I want Him to say to me one day “Well done thou good and faithful servant!
Here are some plants around the house:
Snake Plant (Flowering)

Philodendron (Flowering)

Variegated Philodendron

Spider Plant



Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet note. I look forward to following along on your blog too.

You hit me right between the eyes with this post! Sometimes I think the good Lord points me towards new blogs for a reason. :-)

Shelia Williamson said...

Hi Veronica! How's one of my newest Bathroom Divas? :) Oh, your plants are pretty and do look so healthy. I need to trim a couple of mine too. A couple of 'live' ones are all I have! :) Glad you had a great vacation and what's a 'gym'? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)