Prayer may not change things for you, but it for sure changes you for things.   – Samuel M. Shoemaker

Stress is a very real part of this life.  This comes as no surprise to anyone, does it?  People have all sorts of ways to combat stress and some of those ways are not the most healthy.  My coping mechanism used to be food.  Junk food.  Evil, wicked, gross, disgusting junk food.  Let me tell you – there is a better way to cope with stress and keep up the wellness and peace of mind you deserve!

There are few things in this world that I appreciate more than a beautiful garden.  I do not (by any stretch of the imagination) claim to be a gardener, but I do admire those who have a green thumb.

Today is GARDEN MEDITATION DAY!!!  We do not have a garden at our house, but we do have a small area in front of our house with shrubs and assorted landscaping accents.  There is a bench to the side where I sit and read devotionals in the morning.  A garden can set a mood for meditation faster than any atmosphere.  So calm and serene, it makes my blood pressure lower and suddenly all of my cares and worries disappear.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.  – Psalm 19:14

While I’m reading devotions, hymns come to mind and I sing them.  It’s as though I’m joining nature in a chorus to God.  Of course, my voice pales next to that of a bird.

May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.  – Psalm 104:34

How many times have you began singing “Count Your Blessings” and ended up literally adding up all the benefits from the Lord’s hand?  It makes a soul more grateful than ever to do that.  The old hymns of the church are not merely words to be muttered with half-witted understanding.  They are timeless truths that we need to embrace and live our lives with.

Enjoy a garden meditation today.  It’s good for your soul🙂

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