When I was young I used to feel sorry for any plant that came into our house. I knew its days were numbered. My mother and both of my grandmothers had green thumbs. I guess I didn’t pay enough attention. I’m grateful that plants fare much better under my care these many years later. Our seven healthy houseplants and our perennial flower garden give us much pleasure. This creeping vine that I dug up from Mother’s yard several years ago is thriving. She called it vinca, but some people call it periwinkle. It is already blooming beautifully this year.
The Bible has many references to planting seeds, caring for them, and harvesting what they yield. I love the reference in Psalm 37:3 which tells us to “cultivate faithfulness.” That’s exactly what Christian homeschooling mamas do. Day in and day out they cultivate faithfulness.
Faithfulness is not something that just happens. We do have to cultivate it every day—winter, spring, summer, and fall and year after year. What a gift it is to be able to do that. Thank you for making the conscious decision to do that for your children and yourselves.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
Live in the land and cultivate faithfulness.