Peekers and Seekers

Friday, February 21, 2014

Mother Nature's PMS

Snow in Raleigh caved in my HoopHouse:
Kelly and Jackson put it up again, but it was weak and shaky.
Snow is gone but now the GORILLA Tape is dried out and peeling off.  I found this yesterday:
I put it back together (somewhat) with my little desk stapler.
You can't imagine all the lessons I've learned with this greenhouse project.
I ordered a large list of seeds this week from Baker Seeds, all heirloom.  Today I planted two kinds of Basil in starter pots in the house.
God gives the seeds and provides the sunlight and soil.  I just follow His lead...and thank Him for the fun of it all.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Heavenly garments

Along the 'rabbit trail' (meandering) in the O.T. today, I found Judges 6:34:
"...the Spirit of God clothed Gideon."
Strong's defines that word as "to put on clothes, be clothed, wear".  One commentary says Gideon wore the Spirit for a coat as he went into battle.  I love that picture!  My imagination goes into overdrive at times.  What does Gideon's coat look like in your mind?
Our 'call to worship' last Sunday was from Rev. 19:6-9.  One verse says the Lamb's Bride has made herself ready; she put on a lovely gown, linen, bright and pure. (White, of course).
I thought of my husband immediately.  I've had difficulty placing him in my mind exactly where he might be in heaven and what he might be doing.
He was a weaver for many years.  I can picture him at a loom in heaven, busy making fine fabrics or carpets.  That brought the questions to mind:
who raises the flax? -- where are the fields?
who harvests the flax? -- were they lifelong farmers here on earth?
who spins the flax? -- what do the looms look like?
who weaves the yarns? -- they laugh and sing as they work.
He would love to work alongside other laborers working to complete the wedding garments and details.
I'll save the rest of my imaginings for blogging next time.
(his loom below)

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Not only has it been COLD, but we got an inch or two or snow!!!  Yikes.
Here was my greenhouse last week (the one below this post is what it usually looks like).  But, so far, everything is alive.  Had to resuscitate a few plants but they're still OK.
I've been drooling over seed catalogues and have a SIZEABLE order ready.  No beans, peas or potatoes this year, just way more flowers.  Trying to encourage the bees to pollinate the tomatoes and peppers by providing the flowers they love.

"For as the earth brings forth its bud,
and as the garden causes the things that are sown
in it to spring forth; so the Lord Jehovah will cause
righteousness and praise to spring forth
before all the nations."   Is. 61:11