The rain has been quite heavy, so I never got into the summerhouse once during my retreat- but when I woke on Friday, the sun was shining and I thought I ought to make some sort of attempt to cut the Cornerstones grass before I drove back to Kirby. As I pushed the mower up and down, I noticed quite a few plants were flourishing which fitted in so well with my retreat.
Thyme – it was such a blessing to have time away from the business of life to read, reflect, relax
Rosemary – for remembrance- Lucy’s book about remembering God was exactly the right book to take with me for the week
Sage – the herb of wisdom – praying that the wisdom I received from God this week will help me act wisely and speak wisely
Pansies – pensees – so many thoughts, and time to think clearly [one question though – how did these two flowers come to be growing right in the middle of the lawn, deep in the long grass?]
A white rose – symbol of peace and love – found unexpectedly behind a lavender bush. [I did not plant it there] I found much peace this week, and was conscious of the love of God all around me.
Look how the flowers grow: they do not work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers