Seeds of Hope,
or other kinds of seeds are being
planted into our lives everyday.
I wanted to share with you the kinds
of seeds I’m planting on a daily basis…
My husband and I decided that we would go to Subway for dinner
last night to get all of those good veggies on a sandwich.
There was a storm on the horizon, and the girl behind the counter was
saying how she wished it wouldn’t rain tomorrow.
I said, “I kind of miss the rain…we’re not from here.”
Then I heard her say… “Tennessee.”
I said, “Oh, you’re from Tennessee…”
To which the girl replied,
“No ma’am, I asked you what kind of cheese you wanted.”
My husband chimed in with, “Yes, Brenda, she wanted to
know if you wanted “Tennessee cheese on your sandwich,” as he
was holding his mouth to keep from cackling.
I turned to the girl and said…”I’m sorry, I guess my hearing
She politely smiled, and told me that it wasn’t a problem.
We got our sandwiches and when we got in the car,
my husband burst out laughing, and said…
“Brenda, the poor girl was saying how she hoped it wasn’t going
to rain on her prom tomorrow, and you were saying, ‘Oh, How I miss
He continued to heckle me (in a loving way) about my
lack of hearing, and how the poor girl was thinking I wanted her
to be rain drenched at her prom.
Again, amidst the hysterical laughing that ensued,
we ventured on home to enjoy our sandwiches.
This left me wondering if my comic relief for the world
was bringing any kind of seeds of hope for the future,
or if there was any hope for me at all…
And then, today
I did it again….
Conversation with my sister…
Me: “What did you do last night?”
Sis: Judy (her neighbor) and I rented “Bacon.”
Me: “Bacon? I haven’t heard of that one.”
Sis: Hysterical laughing “Not Bacon! Lincoln!
You must be wanting some bacon today.”
Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself.
All kidding aside…
Your words hold a place in this world.
They can bring impact, joy,
seeds of hope, to downright despair.
Ask yourself, “What kind of seeds
am I planting?”
Are they seeds of hope,
or seeds of confusion
Let me bring you a quote from a wise man who I know…
We all have access to words.
It’s just how they are grouped
that makes the difference.
Tip Combs (my brother)
What kind of difference are your words making?
I hope my seeds of hope
(being that you can hear better than me)
brought you some comic relief today.
For more seeds of hope of a different kind…
Watch my son’s new ministry message.
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