Monday, September 16, 2013


I found these sunflower heads in a pail today...

My Edster is harvesting the seeds for next year.  And it got me to thinking...about the lessons of seeds.  Look at them!  Perfectly placed for their own perfect purpose.  Randomly designed?  I don't think so!  So let's reflect...what can they teach us?

Confession is the act of inviting God to walk the acreage of our hearts. “There is a rock of greed over here, Father. I can’t budge it. And that tree of guilt near the fence? Its roots are long and deep. And may I show you some dry soil, too crusty for seed?” God’s seed grows better if the soil of the heart is cleared. - Max Lucado

Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle. - Ann Voskamp

Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. - Napoleon Hill

There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Seeds must be sown everywhere. Only some will bear fruit. But there would not be the fruit from the few had the many not been sown. - Chaim Potok

The tiny seed knew that in order to grow, it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, struggle to reach the light. - Sandra Kring

See a flame in a spark, a tree in a seed. See great things in little beginnings. - Richard Sibbes


  1. I love those giant sunflower seed heads. Those wil grow a forest!

    1. Roxi - I could not believe how neatly packed they were. Intelligent design? You bet!

  2. I love sunflowers when they go to seeds, reminds me of my days as a floral designer. I would go early to the San Francisco Flower Market 3 am and we would pick up all the flower beauties for the arrangements for the day. Such joy in those big clumps of seeds. Such wonderful images Denise.

  3. I love everything about this post! Your captures - and edits - of such beauty and wisdom.
    Thank you for this gift!



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