Today is Wednesday, June 8th, 2005; Karen's Korner #563

Yesterday I spent some time digging in my flower gardens and watering some of the starter plants with a new dose of fertilizer.
Some canna bulbs have 6 - 8" inches of growth; some with red leaves and some with green ones. I noticed that several of the bulbs have worked their way out of the ground a bit. They aren't covered with as much dirt as when they were originally planted; either rains have beat away the dirt or animals have had a bit of fun in a garden or two around our farm home.
The exposed plans aren't experiencing growing leaves yet. They are still green. No leaves. So I decided to recover them with more dirt.
As I was piling dirt on several of the bulbs, I thought maybe that sometimes this happens to us with our lives too. Maybe when life piles the dirt on top of our heads, maybe we get greener and shoot more leaves faster than when we have lives with "exposed bulbs".
We might not like the dirt, but we can sure enjoy the growing!!
..."may your roots go down deep into the soil of God's love".......
           -- Ephesians 3:17
And a short thought from  Will Rogers (American humorist in the 1920s and 1930s):
"What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds."
    -- Will Rogers