On getting all mixed up.


I may work as a nurse but, in my “real life”, I’m a long-time Master Gardener who loves playing in the dirt. I have a passion for garden design – playing with new and unusual plant combinations – juxtaposing different colors and textures so that they connect and complement each other.

I do this on purpose. It creates drama in a garden. Makes it playful. Keeps it interesting. This is good for the garden. Good for the plants. Good for me.

Have you ever thought about the people in our lives? The family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, patients – even strangers – that come and go from our day-to-day routines? Some stay and touch us deeply. Some pass through quickly, barely even noticed.

20150706_110627396875306.jpgHave you ever thought about that they are all incredibly precious? That they’re all created, loved, and sustained by our one great God? That each and every “random” encounter we have has an intentional, previously-ordained purpose?

Think about this as you live out your moments.

Praise be to our God – the great Designer. He gives us the people we need in our lives. He does it on purpose. He connects us. He creates drama. Gives our lives texture. Makes it playful. He keeps it interesting. And it is good. So very, very good.

Thanks for growing with me. ❤

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible … all things have been created through him and for him … and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16-17)




2 thoughts on “On getting all mixed up.

  1. Again, so inspiring.
    I used to share your passion for gardening before the body decided it had other ideas for me, so I get it. I’ve always compared our lives to gardening. The work, preparation, the breaking down of the soil, and opening it for quality ingredients, deheading, cutting back even when something is in its prime only to have an even More beautiful profusion of color later. The mix of foliage and bloom, textures, shapes, colors, the timing of each. I could go on, but you know.
    Keep up your beautiful writing. It truly is a gift and touches our souls.
    Luv and prayers for you Debi💖🌻


    • Thank you, Angie!! There is such a strong spiritual parallel drawn from gardening, isnt there? I have my days where it’s just too much, too, but this summer I planted a standing herb garden and I LOVE it. No bending or anything. Prayers for you, as well ♡


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