Friday, June 6, 2008

a visit with a gardener

mrs. olson sharing her garden with the keepers

the keeper at home club has been working on the flower badge this may and june. and saturday the girls met with mrs. olson to tour her garden. it is very clear that the fruits of her life extend way beyond her vegetable garden and into her heart. the love, joy, and kindness she gave to us was so refreshing. it was a sweet afternoon. mrs. olson not only shared her garden, but told us stories of growing up on a farm in a family of swedish immigrants. she and her 3 sisters were expected to work very hard since they had no brothers! her home is filled with antiques and relics of that bygone era, each piece carrying memories and stories and lessons of God's faithfulness to each generation. what a blessing we received!

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5

Teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live...Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Titus 2:3-5

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience , kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galations 5:22

everyday gift: God's faithfulness to each generation

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