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Dawn Camp is an Atlanta-based writer, photographer, and essential oil slinger currently juggling two life stages: mom to three teens and five adult children, mimi to five adorable grands. She enjoys weekly movie date nights with her husband of 30-something years and a steaming cup of Earl Grey. Her new...

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  1. this was a beautiful post – exactly what I needed in the morning! spring is so sweet, displaying God’s heart for restoration. your photos reflected that wonderfully 🙂

  2. Beautiful pictures and verses! I guess Genesis 8:22 pretty much debunks the whole global warming myth, eh? ; )
    Blessings,
    Kate

  3. “Have you ever thought about what determines the difference between a flower and a flowering weed? I only found one mention of the word “weeds” in the Bible, and they were wrapped around Jonah’s head when he was in the belly of the whale, probably seaweed.”
    Very interesting, Dawn. I’ve always thought of “thorns and weeds” as going hand in hand. But I never thought of the fact that weeds aren’t mentioned in the Bible as part of the curse.
    One day I was having a conversation with my father-in-law, a waterfowl biologist who spends most of his life outdoors, working with natural habitats. I mentioned to him how strange it seemed to me that a particular flower that we go to the nursery and pay money to plant around this part of the country is considered in some other states to be a weed. He gave me a working definition of weeds as being any plant, especially an hardly or easily spreading one, that is growing somewhere other than is desired by, and become problematic to, the landowner. Interesting!
    I have a little plot of ground in our front yard that I’ve been working for five years to mold into a rose garden. When we moved into the house there were a few random bushes and plants in that area, all perfectly healthy, just not what I wanted there. By my working definition, those shrubs and assorted bushes are now “weeds” because they are hardy plants that are distracting from my intended use of that ground. Year by year I continue to thin more and more of them out and the garden is gradually taking on my vision for it’s use.
    I’m sure there’s got to be a deeper spiritual application to all of this, but my brain’s run out of juice, so I’ll just have to keep pondering for a while. 🙂
    (P.S. My maiden name is Camp.)

  4. I’m in Anchorage, AK and although it says spring on the calender we got a surprise storm that left 9″ of new snow on our lawn. Was very uplifting to see beautiful flowers blooming.
    Matt 13:24 “Parable of the Tares” Some translations use “tares” some use “weeds”. It talks about unwanted plants sown into the wheat field of a man by his enemy.

  5. I read a cute post somewhere else on the net today that had this quote:
    “A weed is just a flower that is unloved.”
    🙂 I love weeds.