For all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, fully furnished into all good works. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Do I seek correction? Or only comfort?

Do I seek instruction? Or just instances where others failed so I don’t feel so bad about myself?

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“Gardening takes patience.”

Such was my thought, a couple weeks ago, when I set out to water and weed. Ever year I seem to forget how long it takes for the little seedlings to sprout, and then grow bigger and mature—especially very early in the season before it’s quite warm.

At first, gardening is very exciting. There is great anticipation of all the potential life that will soon burst forth from the numerous seeds being carefully tucked into the earth. When the first green sprigs appear, there is further motivation to continue to be faithful. As time goes on, and the weather grows warmer, or the seedlings slow down in their growth, it takes a little more dedication to get out there on a daily basis to keep an eye on the plants, and keep ahead of the weeds. Keep reading…

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