I am a farm boy and I love planting things. We live in the suburbs, but I have a house with a half-acre lot. We have a decent sized garden, and I have planted blueberry bushes, raspberry bushes, blackberry bushes, and pear trees. I have also planted dozens of decorative trees, bushes, plants, and flowers. I love planting things!
I am getting ready to attend a Ransomed Heart event called “Become Good Soil.” We received a few assignments to complete before we came, and one of them was to plant a tree. So naturally I was stoked! Permission, no, the requirement that I plant a tree! “Morgan told me I have to buy a tree and plant it,” I told my wife. As you know, God often uses the Holy Spirit in your spouse to break through to you. “Where?” she asked. I won’t go through the whole discussion, but after that conversation I opened myself up to God’s leading and realized that I didn’t need to plant a tree – I needed to cut one down. We have a big yard so I could have easily planted a tree, but any additional trees I would plant would be in the way of our baseball/football/soccer games. Continue reading