Friday, September 23, 2011

Five Minute Friday - GROWING

Today's 'Five Minute Friday' writing assignment is on 'growing'. Three things come to mind immediately...

          ...growing families,  
                          ...growing gardens, 
                                          ...and growing in Christ.

- Growing Families - My husband and I have known each other nearly all our lives, and we both grew up as only children. Who would have believed, if it had been told us years ago, that someday we would marry and that between us (his, hers, and ours) we would be blessed with seven children and ten beautiful grandchildren? And how fast the grandlittles are growing! This past weekend our oldest granddaughter celebrated her 13th birthday! Wow!

- Growing Gardens - Our garden didn't do so well this year, but, in years past, my husband has managed to produce some beautiful gardens! We look forward to the growing season each year and put up what we can for winter. This year, because of extremely hot temperatures and dry conditions, we only managed to put up a few things, but we'll still enjoy them. "Canned sunshine!" That's what I call my home-canned goods! 

- Growing In Christ - Without physical food the human body becomes malnourished and eventually dies. Likewise, without spiritual food, a born-again believer will not grow in Christ without being in fellowship with Him on daily basis through prayer, fellowship with other believers, and the reading of His Word. God's Holy Word...The our spiritual food and it should never be neglected.

"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby..." (1 Peter 2:2).

Until Next Time,


  1. I agree the most important growing that can happen, well said.
    Our oldest 'grandlittle' just had his 12th birthday and is taller than I am. Oh for the days when he fit on my lap for rocking!


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