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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Devotions from the Garden by Miriam Drennan

Devotions from the Garden: Finding Peace and Rest in Your Busy Life
ISBN: 9780718030506
Publisher's Synopsis:
Come to the garden alone, and fill your soul with His presence.
There’s nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a magnificent garden. It’s the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God, and where you, too, can escape from this chaotic world into His loving arms of beauty and serenity.Devotions from the Garden takes you to that place where senses are restored as dewdrops settle and butterflies gather to witness the miracles of God’s creation bloom and grow. These ninety devotions explore the parallels of life with the elements of the garden to help you see God, to sense His presence, to soothe your soul, and to rest in knowing He is with you throughout each day. Included are striking photographs with a fresh, contemporary design for timeless appeal.

MrsK's Review:
"Gardeners are well aware of the rhythm of the seasons...
and therefore the rhythm of their gardening...
plant, tend, harvest, and let alone."

Just when you think winter is never going to end, spring begins stirring deep within... and then it blooms! This book came across my review list at just the right moment. My soul was in need of spring cleansing and spiritual joy.

Filled with photos of garden beauty, this devotional brightens your path regardless of the time or the season. Organized in the fashion of a gardening manual, you discover a connection between sowing seeds in the ground and the sowing of God's words within your spirit. Both of which begin with God's transforming Grace

With every two page devotion, you discover God's word, a gardening thought-hint-inspiration and a beautiful prayer which ignites a peaceful moment of contemplation with our Lord. With such a hurried life style, these moments become treasures in which you quickly relinquish your cares as you bask in His peace. Think about those times when you sit on a covered patio, an ice tea is at hand, there is a gentle cool breeze as the sun goes down. It seems so quiet, so peaceful, and so refreshing. Or maybe the sea breeze is gently kissing your face as the waves are lulling you into a joy far removed from your daily cares. Now consider your garden spot, a place that is so quickly available... make a little spot of comfort, one that you can sit and ponder the glories (the blessings) that are sprinkled with nourishing love. Joyous moments just for your own peaceful retreat.

Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10 
This devotional becomes your "Miracle Grow," 
MrsK
golden,star,christmas,favourite,bookmark
Delightfully inspiring. Perfect for a moment of retreat!
Added to my shelf.
About the Author:
Miriam Drennan is the author of Devotions for the Beach and the Days You Wish You Were There and Soar Above the Madness: Surviving Office Politics Without Losing Your Mind, Your Job, or Your Lunch. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where she enjoys gardening and playing with words. Drop her a line at www.that-writer.com.

"I received this book for free from Book Look Bloggers for this review."
Thomas Nelson

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