Thursday, 4 May 2017


Although the Spring season officially arrived in my part of the world 1  1/2 months ago, only within the past few weeks has it actually started to look like Spring outside. I love this time of the year; especially the month of May, when everything comes alive. The earth awakens from hibernation, and new life is resurrected and emerges from the cold, dark, damp ground. I can almost feel the excitement of each little plant, as it gets strength and energy from the warm sun. And once it begins to sprout up, there is no stopping it!🌱 It seems to get more courageous and strong each day. It's confidence in reaching its fullest potential increases exponentially! With fresh compost added to nourish its roots, and those nasty weeds pulled out regularly, that once tiny sprout, becomes a thing of beauty. 🌼 I think of our lives to be somewhat like this. 

We can be awakened from the deep sleep of .... (you fill in the space). Feelings of defeat or failure, inferiority, complacency, etc.? A new life can be resurrected from the cold, dark place that we find ourselves. God's love strengthens and energizes us, if we let His light shine upon us and within us. And once we begin to "sprout up", there is no stopping us! He gives us courage, strength and confidence to face each day. He wants us to reach our fullest potential, which is greater than even we can imagine (Jeremiah 29:11-13). Feeding on His Word and His love, our roots get stronger. The "nasty weeds" in our life (those feelings of doubt, fear, etc.) become fewer. We eventually remember that we are a beautiful creation, wonderfully made in His imagine (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:14), and it is very good! (Genesis 1:31) 

Did I mention that I love gardening? 😊 Here are a few of my newly resurrected plants. Watching them grow is so exciting! Helping them grow, is a thrill!




God Bless!

Joyful Hope

(Matthew 5:16) 

© 2017 JOYFUL HOPE  



  1. Lovely post! I love your analogy used here with the new growth in springtime.
    Blessings, Pam

    1. Thanks so much! Creation is so inspiring.

  2. Hello...and thank you for your visit and comment. I so agree that there are so many things in this world that are far from beautiful...down right ugly, if I may... and I totally am with you on spreading joy, anyway that we can. That is also the purpose of my postings. Welcome to the Land of Blog!

  3. Thanks so much, Debby! looking forward to it! Still learning as I go though....I'm a rookie at this. :)

  4. Thank you for your visit and I hope you enjoy blogging! I see from your photos that we shared some of the same plants. It's a treat to see colour in the garden again.


    1. Thanks for your visit also! My garden brings such joy and peace. So nice to meet those who also have a passion for this.