Author & Gardener
Shelley S. Cramm loves to see the ancient words of Scripture come alive in today’s gardens. She has published My Father is the Gardener, Devotions in Botany and Gardening of the Bible and God’s Word for Gardeners Bible, writes the Devotions Blog at www.gardeninDelight.com, and speaks enthusiastically about plants of the Bible and the connection of garden to table to God.
Her background includes work in architectural and garden design, and leadership in local Bible study, prayer groups, Toastmasters International, and GardenComm: Garden Communicators International.
Inspiration to write a gardener’s Bible grew out of a routine of morning journaling and an enduring hope to finish up the laundry and get out to the garden. Shelley and her husband Topher have five grown children and live in Irving, Texas. See More
Shelley’s work has been featured in special contributions to The Dallas Morning News, where she recently earned a Silver Award from the GardenComm Media Awards for her Easter time article, “These 5 trees take you on a biblical journey of grace and growth”
Garden in Delight was created in response to writing God’s Word for Gardeners Bible. After researching, studying, reflecting, wrestling, and writing about all the Scriptures on gardening, I was consumed with a craze to plant them! I suspected others who came after me would be, too.
The Lord has an uncanny way of moving hearts to pursue Him, in our case, from garden and table—growing, grasping, seeing, tasting, and smelling God’s goodness for ourselves. The brand grew out of curiosity and sheer delight to celebrate the what-is-it? whim of planting God’s Word in a tangible way. I hope you find books, blog, and Bible garden design ideas a joyful complement to your daily practice of keeping, tending, and cooking from your garden. Any size garden, that is, from windowsill pots to acres of flowers and produce.
Garden in Delight is named for the garden home we all long for, the garden in Eden—
And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden Genesis 2:8 RSV
One translation of Eden is “delight.” Therefore, may Garden in Delight be a constant resounding of God’s joy, pleasure, and purpose in planting His garden as we work and take care of our own gardens.
Even more, God the Father revealed His delight for his Son Jesus—
This is my cherished son, marked by my love. All my delight is found in him. 2 Peter 1;17 TPT
Connecting delight to delight, I can only imagine that the garden in Eden was planted with Jesus in mind!
“In” is tucked in a mustard flower to represent a simple prayer: May you get to know God in the garden, live in his presence, believe in his possibilities, and delight in his Word.