Lessons From The Farm | Weeds


Over the years, we have struggled with keeping crabgrass and wild blackberries out of our flower beds and garden (we try not to use poison on them because of the animals). These two plants grow like a wildfire, turning the best-started gardens into a weedy mess after a good rain.


Let it go for one day and they have popped their nasty little heads above the soil and through the shade cloth and mulch (sorry Elsa but letting it go won't help this time). It's annoying on the best days heartbreaking on the worst, and pretty much impossible to get rid of.  Try to pull it out and you quickly find it's easier said than done. If you aren't careful to get the root out too, its back poking through the mulch again with a vengeance after only a few days. Grab a handful of wild blackberries and the thorns will tear your hands up (trust me it hurts) and leave you picking thorns out of your skin.


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The blackberries and crabgrass remind me of the sin in our lives, left unchecked it will ruin our lives. We have to make an effort to weed it out to weed it out the sin in our lives. It's not easy- just like pulling blackberries out of the garden it's going to hurt. As you weed out the "crabgrass" and "blackberries" in our lives it's going to be uncomfortable, it's going to hurt. It's going to take work every single day. But when it's out you can again enjoy the beauty of the garden.


14 comments:

  1. This is so true! we all have problems in our life that we would like to get rid of! I really like this analogy (:

    Amanda
    www.blissfulgal.com

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    1. Thank you Ms. Amanda! That really means so much to me.

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  2. Amen! This is a great little post...kind of like pruning a rise bush! We can learn so many biblical lessons from growing pl.sants!

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    1. Yes we can. :D Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words!

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  3. Beautiful! And so true...life, just like our yards, is always a lot of work!

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  4. Beautiful post and these flowers look stunning. Great photographs!

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  5. Such beautiful flowers and love the post

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  6. Beautiful photos, beautiful thoughts, beautiful gals...so happy you are in my world. Love to you all! And Hope Mr. Cottage's Face is better...

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Debbie! Yes, he is better. You are so sweet. Thanks for all the love and encouragement!

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