To foster the growth of something through nurturing and encouragement.
This last week in Chicago has been like a real-time viewing of time-lapse video of spring. Each day, it was like you could see the greenery and flowers growing right before your very eyes! Pure magic! And a sure sign that, regardless of how long winter hung around this year, seasons really do come and go.
If you have ever lived in this area of the Midwest, you know that spring is short lived. It lasts about a two or three weeks and is nestled in between snow and frigid temps and the heat and humidity of Chicago summers! So, these few weeks are when we all bust out to Home Depot and get busy planting fledgling flowers and gardens, tidying lawns, and pulling out the patio furniture. It’s all about hope for what is yet to BLOOM!
Spring brings with her so much hope for all measure of possibilities! And along with the sunny days and warmer temperatures, we also experience rain and storms which are necessary in cultivating the growth that will surely be a result of our hard work in and on the ground.
Ground level. That’s were our efforts need to be focused to get the growth growing, girls. You plant something too far down, it never gets the chance to sprout up into the light. You plant it with roots exposed instead of right a ground level, it withers from the lack of being nurtured by the soil.
Growth requires ground level cultivation.
We can all use a little cultivation these days, right? And, really, is there a better time to renew and grow than summer?!
This summer, I hope you’ll join us as we take the time to slow things down just a bit and focus on what matters, and take time to cultivate people, experiences, and moments for ourselves and for those we love!
We’ve got great blog posts, fun resources, and a fabulous summer …breathe box…(TM) to get us digging into what God has planted in our hearts.
“Do not despise small beginnings for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin!”
Zechariah 4:10, NLT
If it matters to you, CULTIVATE it! Because all good thing start small! You guys, good things all begin at GROUND level.
Our Cultivate summer series starts right here on the blog on MONDAY, MAY 28th! We have lots of great things in store for you so mark your calendars, and get ready to grow with us this summer!
Peace, love, and JOY!