Room for grace

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It’s good for the hands to work in the garden – especially if the work implies weeding! Tugging and twitching at unwanted roots without fail reminds this heart of its need for stretching and uprooting. This heart that needs room for grace to thrive and flourish.

In our garden the morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea) thrives and flourishes (and looks beautiful too) without any attention. Quite regularly I have to remove many viny stems that entwine and strangle other plants.  

That’s why – just sometimes – I like weeding: it gives me time to reflect on trappings and loose threads entangling the room for grace and growth.

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