Seeds – Life Cycle of Plants . . .

Seeds . . . small and, yet
each reproduces after its kind . . .
the seed contains the full-grown replica of its producer . . .

Seeds . . .
small . . . like a moment of anger
and it calls forth anger from another . . .
how can I expect anything other than anger in return?

Small . . . harsh words spoken to another
who answers back with harsh words . . .
how can I expect a kind response, words spoken softly?

Small . . . a judgement made about someone
who has made some mistake . . .
how can I expect compassion when I make a mistake?

Seeds planted by me . . .
Anger — Harsh Words — Judgement
Seeds reproduce after their kind . . .
Why do I deserve a different response to those seeds
when I plant them?

Do I expect a rose bush if I plant seeds from an apple?
Do I expect an apple tree from watermelon seeds?
Seeds reproduce after their kind . . .

Why do I seem surprised
when I plant the seeds of unkind words
and someone is rude in response to me?

Why, when I am rude and
demanding of others,
do I complain about the fact that others will not “be nice” to me.

Why, when I judge someone who did something
I say is wrong,
should I be judged about a mistake i make?

Seeds . . . small and yet . . .

About Jeanne

a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6. My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)! I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting! Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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