Archive for April, 2013

Flowers in the desert

April 20, 2013

Actually flowers are blooming at the small Christian college that I volunteer/work at over the winter here in Phoenix, Arizona. I volunteer here and the college so appreciates the work that they pay our rent in the RV park where we are parked. So it helps us and them.

When we arrived in November the flower boxes looked like this:

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And after I planted the flowers it looked like this.

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Then a few weeks ago they looked like this.

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And last week they looked like this.

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This year the flowers have grown so tall. Well at least the snapdragons are very tall, almost as tall as me.

I love taking the sad looking flower boxes and turning them into something beautiful. I work almost every day on them trimming off the dead flowers, staking up the tall ones so the littler ones underneath can grow and dealing with aphids, too little water or too much. Whatever is necessary for the flowers to thrive.

I sometimes do other kinds of work with the maintenance department. When the flowers are still small and not growing so much they dont need as much care, then I help in other ways. Here I am painting with my white painters jumpsuit on.

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I am privileged to be able to do this kind of gardening job and do it for the Lord. God uses me to help with our support and also do what I love to do.

I thought you would like to see the flowers that God uses to glorify him here in the desert.

May God bless you in the ministry/work He gives you.

Gratefully,

Jan for the Roaming Reimers