I would like to use this posting to ruminate over some ideas I had while in the garden at the back of my house after church this morning. My girl friend Ruth owns the house and tends her lovely garden. I watched Ruth digging, planting and watering while I sat in the garden. I thought how peaceful she looked and in balance with nature she seemed; while tending her garden. Then my thoughts went to the sermon I heard this morning. It was the first time in my life I understood the story of Ananias and Sapphira. I now understand the meaning of 'Imitation Spirituality' (Acts 4:36&37 and Acts 5:1 to 4}. There is a comprehensive explanation of the historical and biblical ideas in these verses here .
Now neither of these people worship the way I do; but they have a great part in helping me form the thoughts and ideas I have by being with them, conversing with me, and just being Ruth and Alec. So I think you may be asking what has that got to do with the sermon she mentioned? Well I can tell you this: every time they give of themselves, their thoughts, or their hearts, I feel as though they have given me a taste of positive spirituality.
The Wee Few Thoughts of Dylan the Dog
Ruth took me to the back garden today. She lost hold of the my leash. I sat for awhile thinking I might go for a run. I looked up at Mom and noticed that she had picked up the leash. She said 'Oh I am so glad you didn't run on the beds Dylan!' I guess I am smarter than I thought.
The photos of the Columbine, the Lily- of-the-Valley, and the butterflies were taken by my friend Alec Bruyns. The photo of Dylan was taken by myself. The one of the kitty is a stock photo.