“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”
I have a plant addiction. 🌳🌳 Here's why. It still leaves me in awe that you can put a tiny seed into the ground, and something magnificent explodes out of it! 🌱I was eating a grapefruit about a month ago and saw that the seed had started to sprout.🍊 I planted it, and today I saw this...it's growing! I planted persimmon seeds about two years ago, and they Just sprouted this year! All 5 of them are thriving! Last year I planted two lilac cuttings. Guess what? Yep. They're thriving! 🏵 Every time I take something tiny and plant it, seeing it grow is such a profound thing to me! The same applies to my life. I am in a season of life where the seeds I planted a couple of years ago are Really thriving (seeing my children thriving in school, dance, foster parenting). I am seeing the seeds I just recently planted (current art projects, art school, my It Works business) begin to rapidly sprout. 🌾I sat by my grapefruit seedling this morning thinking, "This is all real. This is all really happening right now! It is all Really growing!" 🍁🍂🍃I sat on my sidewalk in the lovely October drizzle, in front of that little grapefruit seedling, thanking God for the good things that are sprouting right now! Total nerd moment! If you have ever watched Fern Gully, I feel like Krista as her grandmother held her hands around the seed saying, "Watch it grow, Krista. Watch it grow!" 🌱#seedling#growing#tinyseed#hugedreams#ferngully
남편이 술주정뱅이였다지. 미얀마에 빈민들의 삶을 가까이서 보면 때론 술힘없이 살기 힘들때도 있겠다 싶다.
두달전 남편이 객사하고 아이 6을 키우고 있는 여인. 닥치는 데로 일을해야 겨우 아이들과 함께 죽 한끼 먹을 수 있는 상황이란다. 타이니씨드와 처음 만날 날도 강가에서 남의 집 세탁물을 빨래 하고 있다가 우리의 방문에, 세탁하다말고 물에 젖은 무거운 세탁물을 머리에 짊어 지고 언덕을 넘어 달려 왔다.
가난한 가정에 남편을 잃고 아이들을 굶기지 않으려 필사적으로 살고 있었는데 타이니씨드가 도움을 주게 되었다. 원래 프로젝트 대상자도 아니였고 사실 도움이 필요한 가정을 선별하는 시기도 아니였다. 원래 돕기로 한 가정이 마을을 떠나게 되면서 이 가정에게 혜택이 돌아가게 된것이다.
도울수 있어서 너무도 기뻤다.
주일날, 이 가족 전체가 마을 교회에 왔고, 너무나 절실한 순간에 전혀 예상치 못한 사랑을 주신 하나님께 감사드린다고 고백했다. 얼마나 감사한 일인지... 예배가 시작되고 찬송을 부르는데, 글을 잃을 줄 모르더라. 옆의 청년이 다가가 같이 불러 주었고, 이 여인은 조금은 어눌하지만 뜨거운 눈물을 흘리며 하나님을 친양했다.
복음은 이렇게 전해지고 있다.
Another poem of mine titled... "Tiny seed"
You planted a tiny seed in my heart
And kept watering it until it grew
But to my surprise it grew too fast
There was only one thing I could do
I cut its stem right to the ground
But it roots had grown far below
I took a knife and pruned its roots
But your seed was one of self sow
So many times I did try to remove
This sweet alyssum from my heart
But it kept on sprouting shoots anew
Making sure we would never part
So I let it grow and admired it so
And you would water it every day
But soon enough it'd grown too big
It needed somewhere else to stay
So you took a cutting just for you
And planted it in your heart like me
You asked me to help you water it
This was how our love came to be
One of our well loved children's books, The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. Gino also completed Botany Level 5 this quarter:) Here is an example of a merged lesson of Science and Filipino. Good Job, Gino. After learning about parts of seed, germination, planting, parts of plant, pollination and all, he translates the whole book into Tagalog (the Philippines' National Language). #ericcarle#tinyseed#teachingtagalog#filipinoforkids