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yard work for spiritual growth by Susan Gaddis

Hello Gardening for Spiritual Growth!

Soul breaks and spiritual growth gardening. It’s a great combination.

Yep, this is my backyard. And yes, I’m workin’ on it. It’s going to take time, sweat, and some creativity. Dang. Kinda like my life. It’s needs tending. Is that prophetic? Or is that pathetic? Actually both.

Spring is rushing into summer here on the Central Coast of California, and my spiritual garden needs revamping.

yard tools for spiritual growth

Here’s the latest yard maintenance stuff I’m using in the backyard. I haven’t even gotten to new plants yet. We’re at the rip out and prune stage, as well as weed whacking and getting some wood chips and weed prevention down.

My spiritual gardening is using some new tools too: passages of Scripture in new translations, mentoring books to read, and some major pruning taking place. Did I mention repentance in certain arenas? Ugg.

back yard work by Susan Gaddis

Oh fun! When the back lawn section is done, I’ve still got more to do!

My, my, my . . . . Now isn’t that prophetic!

What gardening are you embracing for spiritual growth this spring?

Have a great week, Susan

Related posts:

How to Move Forward in Life When You Feel Stuck

How to Get Something Done When You Don’t Want to Do It

If you enjoy gardening, you might want to check out Like a Garden: a Biblical Spirituality of Growth by Sara Covin Juenqst.

“Jesus likes it when we share.” -Adelaide, age 3: Pass this along to everybody and their brother. OK, maybe not everybody’s brother, but you know . . . all of your friends would be nice.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. yeah for gardening and for pruning and repentance. my garden always needs the same- always. but praise God for the Spirit, who leads us in truth, and for fellow believers who follow him!

  2. cindy king

    i am loving spring and sun and gardening as i was weeding i thought about how weeds take root like sin and how i want to get the weeds out before they grow deep and are harder near impossible to pull out if i let my own sin grow and root i find it for myself harder to ask for forgiveness its grown so deep like the weeds that its almost choked out my flowering faith , so my point is pull out the weeds way early while they are easy and small so the faith in the lord flowers , hope that all makes sense LOL cindy k

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Good point, Cindy, and yes, it does make sense! Thanks for your input.

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