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A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.”      (Ecclesiastes 3: 2)

It is springtime and thoughts turn to planting our gardens. New flowers, plants, perhaps putting in a vegetable garden. The latter I never had much luck planting. I would try my hand at planting tomatoes or watermelon, but the wild rabbits always seemed to outsmart me and feast on the garden before I ever had a chance to do so.

There are other gardens that we plant and this planting is not done seasonally, but with each and ever thought we make, all year long. We plant a garden of our thoughts. Each thought we have, positive or negative, plants a seed into our minds. Our minds are like a rich soil that takes those seeds, without judging the seeds good or bad, and slowly, over time, these thought seeds begin to grow and show up as the direction our lives take. Think about it. If we plant thorns or weeds, could we ever expect to grow a harvest of roses, grapes or wheat? If we plant thought seeds of negativity, defeat, hatred and scorn could we ever see beauty, love and grace bloom? What grows is what we planted, nothing else, just what we actually planted.

So, what about making a commitment today to begin to plant thoughts of peace, beauty, service to others, seeing the abundance of God all around us; as well as thoughts of right action, hope, and happiness? The easiest way to monitor what we will experience is to think of it as planting a garden. The seed sown is the seed grown.

Now, watch the beauty of new possibility and abundance spring forth in your life. It all starts with the seed planted.

Affirmation: “I plant thought seeds today of the things I wish to experience. The garden of my life prospers as it is blessed by the sunshine of God.”

Rev. Jefferson Beeker


We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.

Be prepared to change your thinking and change your life.

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