So. I purchased a plant about a year ago that simply said ‘mexican hat’ also known as ‘dragon’s spine’. It is a green succulent with green buds that grow and drop and produce more plants. It seemed a little depressed lately so I pruned back the yellow leaves and left it alone. Then it grew a…. spiky…thing. I wasn’t sure if I should I leave the spike or cut it off but a gut feeling said leave it. So it grew and grew and grew until it was about a foot tall, then one morning, pop! Flowers emerged. Nothing I had read had said anything about flowers, but they are the most lovely pink flowers with a purple stock and stem. The Bible says that we will be pruned. That never sounds like fun. But sometimes God’s pruning can lead to something beautiful and unexpected. So ask yourself, ‘are my present struggles a pruning?’ Better yet ask God if they are, because if He says ‘yes’ then you will know that your path is right.
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I am a young woman who grew up in British Columbia. In BC was all I ever wanted; I had my poodle (Max) and all my friends, Saturdays at the Vancouver Aquarium and Sunday afternoons at one of my favorite beaches it was paradise. But God had a different plan for my life and my dad's job landed us in Alberta and now where I remain, in small town Souris Manitoba. The transitions from paradise to prairie were difficult and I will admit that now 10 years later I still refer to home as Abbotsford BC. Through this crazy pathway trek across Canada I have had one true constant, God; and though none of it was easy, everything that has happened in my life has formed in me a true lasting friendship with the one I call Immanuel. Because no matter how far from home we are God is with us, and thanks to God I have found an almost completely over looked beauty in Manitoba. If you open your eyes you will see that God has planted wondrous things everywhere you go.
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