Today is Thursday, August 29th, 2013; Karen's Korner #2639

Bible trivia questions for the week:
1) Which psalm begins with "The Lord is my shepherd?"
2) Where was Joseph taken when his brothers sold him?
3) Which disciple doubted Jesus' resurrection?
Early this spring we planted a new hydrangea near the west side of our farm home. It was beautiful with its huge purple blooms.
Several weeks before our recent trip to Canada, the blooms were dead and dying. Some bent and touching the ground.
Do I trim they off? I couldn't decide. The spring had been wet. Now it is dry. Was the new plant rooted?
Oh, well. I think it needs to be cut back. Which I did.
Now you should see it. It doesn't rival the spring plant, but several new blooms are appearing. Many of the leaves are regrowing and are much greener and healthier looking.
Next time something happens in our lives and to which we are sure God shouldn't be using His pruning shears, think of my plant; maybe yours!
Dear Lord, thank You for the way that You have planned and planted our universe. Some things confuse our normal human thinking. How can cutting back improve plants. Surely exercise will wear out our bodies, not make them healthier. Thank You that Your ways are higher than ours. Help us to learn from You as we watch how our world works. You are the great I AM. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Answers:  1) Psalm 23; 2) Egypt; 3) Thomas.