“Jesus and Zinnias Make Me Smile” is a collection of gardening memories and the ah-ha moments from God that took root and blossomed in my heart, soul, and mind. Much like seeds do when I put them in the soil, they blossomed into life lessons I felt led to share because they can help each of us grow into the person God desires us to be, and ultilmately more like the Master Gardener–our Savior, Jesus.
What do watermelon, seed catalogs, petunias, green beans, zinnias, and dandelions have in common? The ability to teach life lessons in a way you never would have imagined, that’s what! “Jesus and Zinnias Make Me Smile” is a collection of memories from gardens past, the people whose love, generosity, and mentoring inspired me to put my God-given green thumbs in the dirt, and the life lessons God saw fit to teach me in the midst of his creative genius. Smiling, laughing, sighing, and crying–you will experience them all as you get to know yourself and God better.
What better way can you think of to start off 2021 than with a great book? And if you want a book that will help you develop a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God “Through the Eyes of a Shepherd” should be #1 on your lest. “Through the Eyes of a Shepherd” is a devotional book reminding us that being called God’s sheep is a compliment…not an insult. Each brief story shared by shepherd and author, Darla Noble, is a reminder of just how blessed we are to be cared for by the Good Shepherd and the assurance that he is always there; listening, watching, providing, and loving. “Through the Eyes of a Shepherd” is an excellent resource for personal or group devotions, sermon illustrations, communion meditations, and children’s lessons.