Honeysuckle on the Horizon

 We’ve had rain.  Glorious rain.  It has come our way about half an inch at a time, but upon our horrifically parched land (yes, I mean horrific), half an inch of rain has us dancing in the streets.

My five year old barnyard is the prettiest it’s ever been.  The other day I decided to look through old photos to see just how far it’s come.

It’s always shocking, isn’t it?  We know good and well our plants were tiny twigs when we planted them… but that contrast of then-and-now photos!  Oh my!

Life is that way.  We look back on some of our struggles, and they just don’t seem quite so monumental as when we were actually there in the trenches.  I love what Paul wrote to the church at Philippi… that he was forgetting what was behind, pressing on to the prize of heaven.

If you’re going through a drought, and it seems like you’re choking on barren land, I hope you’ll hang in there.  Rain is coming.  Your honeysuckle hedge is on the horizon!


8 Responses to “Honeysuckle on the Horizon”

  1. Bette says:

    Beautiful analogy!

  2. Marcea Clive says:

    We bloom where we are planted. Thanks for the story.

  3. Glenda Powell says:

    Love it…as usual.

  4. Sharon says:

    It is wonderful, the rain and the honeysuckle

  5. lawaanda calton says:

    Love the photo…love the lesson!

  6. Kim says:

    Great lesson! Thanks 🙂

  7. Donna McBroom says:

    Thanks Sandy!

  8. Margret Evangelista says:

    I spent 6 challenging weeks in Portales in the summer of 2008, and I remember walking past your new “barnyard” with just the beginnings of shrubs and trees. How wonderful and inspiring to see what life you have brought to fruition since that time. I can just smell the honeysuckle on the vine! Thank you for sharing.

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