• Sue Cramer

Mashed Potato Flowers

The other day, Lauren had speech class (she had a cleft palate/lip and is learning to speak correctly). The teacher shows her pictures and she says the word.

She had a couple cute ones the other day.

The teacher showed her two women and instead of saying lady or mom, etc. She said “friends!”

I love it!

That’s the way it should be huh?!

Then she showed her a picture of a garden. With rows of plants sprouting out of the ground. Lauren looked at it and said, “mashed potato flowers!”

I laughed so hard. What a forward thinker!

She looked at those plants and thought- those will lead to mashed potatos (one of her favorite foods).

How do you look at life?

Another person may have looked at that garden and saw WORK…pulling weeds, watering, dirt, mess, bug invasions or rabbits!

But she saw the reward.

I want to think like that!

Those plants didn’t look a thing like a potato, but that didn’t matter to her, she knew what they were capable of.

Reminds me of a man in the Bible that looked at his circumstances differently too.

Romans 4:18-21 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead-since he was about a hundred years old-and that Sarah’s womb was also dead.

20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,

21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.

NIV

Here’s a couple of promises that He’s made to you…

Matt 11:28-30

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

NIV

Heb 13:5 “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

NIV

Matt 6:33-34

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

NIV


Let’s look at life for the joy it can bring us and see mashed potato flowers in our gardens!

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