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Monday, February 16, 2009
A New Little Kalanchoe
My husband bought me a new little plant today when we were grocery shopping. It is a Kalanchoe. I have another one that I've had for several years (a minor miracle around this house where I seem to kill nearly every plant that has the misfortune to find its way into my care). It's an orange one. I think it will be happy to have this new little friend.

I wrote a post about the orange one a long time ago (and can't seem to find it in my archives - sigh...). I very nearly murdered it by allowing its little feet to sit in water. I had no idea. One day it just started dropping its leaves and before long I was left with one little stalk with a measly little flower at the end of it. I decided to let it live until the flower died and then put it out of its misery.

One day I noticed some new growth. I could hardly believe it. Before long that one little stalk became several stalks and now it is back bigger and better than ever. At the time it made me think about the grace the Lord has shown in my life. There have been times when I have been all but dead spiritually, but He never gave up on me. He continued to love and forgive and eventually new life began to blossom in my heart. That plant is a constant reminder to me of God's unconditional love.


  posted at 3:45 PM

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Sandi said...

how true there are times we feel we are dying but he nevers gives up on us and we bloom even brighter.

At 9:33 PM, Blogger grammy said...

New growth is a good thing!! Plants and people. Glad your dads doing better. We ate at the kids house for dinner Sat. night so we missed that hour wait. I was so glad to have an invite so we didn't have to try to get in a restaurant (o:

At 9:36 PM, Blogger Angie said...

The LORD has taught me much in planting and weeding. MUCH.

You are so good and sweet to me. An encourager. That's what His Word instructs us to be to one another. YOU are a godly example of just that!

Thank you dear Linda. I love you dearly!

At 11:21 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

It's so nice that your old plant has a new friend! And that God is so patient with all of us!

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Jess said...

This was great...I have missed visiting you..

I kill every plant... period.

Hope all is well with you

Love, Jess

At 10:36 AM, Blogger Abba's Girl said...

What a great analogy for us.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

GREAT post and I love your new plant and your old plant. God is so good to allow new life to blossom in our hearts. And what a BLESSING that the plant is a constant reminder to me of God's unconditional love. Thanks for sharing.

At 12:08 PM, Blogger PEA said...

Hello dear Linda,

I'm finally back in the land of blogging, after having had Steve here for a few days I didn't get a chance to do any visiting so blame him! lol I had never heard of a Kalanchoe plant before...what a lovely plant it is! Here's hoping it will grow as big and as beautiful as your orange one:-) xoxo

At 1:39 AM, Blogger Amy said...

That's a great post Linda. Good to hear how God removes the dead growth and gives us new stuff. I love kalanchoes btw - I have a pink one in a pot by my front door :-)

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Katrina said...

Wonderful thoughts, Linda, I love how the Lord continues to teach us through everyday little things and that he gives us new growth as well! Such pretty flowers Kalanchoes are. Hope the little one will be just as happy as its orange friend! :o)


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