Happy New Year from Garden in Delight. Cheers! Here’s hoping you have enjoyed the Happy Old Year, Garden in Delight style, finding fun, insightful, creative ways to grow your faith as you dream, plan, plant, water, weed, sweat, harvest, haul to compost…or restfully read…in your garden. The year’s work has no doubt been a holy mix of hassle and hallelujah, yet our exchange for the effort is a growing trust that troubles are overcome—God rescues and renews.
God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating.
Colossians 1:13-14 The Message
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NIV
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”
Revelation 21:5 AMP
A New Year and a New Book Series
Fundraising launch for my new publishing project with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) Press began in this Happy Old Year. We’re off and running with a great start, and hope to publish the first of this new Biblical botanical gift book series in 2019. Who else can hardly wait?! Click the following links to learn more:
- What project, I haven’t heard… complete information on our Coming Soon Book Page
- Explain it to me personally, Shelley… Facebook Video with Shelley on location at BRIT Press
- I’ve been meaning to contribute…connect to BRIT Press online donation page, add “BRIT Press-Shelley Cramm book” in Additional Information-Comments space
Thank you to all of you who have given generously, the fundraising effort will continue in the New Year to continue to gather enough funds for printing, distribution, and marketing this beautifully crafted book-to-be.
But thanks be to God, who in the Messiah constantly leads us in a triumphal procession and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of what it means to know him!
2 Corinthians 2:14 CJB
A Happy Old Year of Garden Blogs
To catch up on blogs we were too busy to savor at the time of posting, I’ve made a short list of topics from the Happy Old Year, garden ideas and discoveries that make a wonderful review:
Garden to Table Recipes: Cucumber Salad
A Lenten Look at Flowers of the Field: Crown Anemones, Chamomile, Tulips, Lilies, Narcissus, Poppies
Book Reviews: Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler
New Plants to the Plant Guide: Carob, Greek Juniper, Italian Stone Pine, Madonna Lily, Maidenhair Fern, Oak, Saffron Crocus
Live Video appearances: Planting Mahonia in my garden, October’s Pomegranate Orchard, Live from the Carol Miller Kelley Orchard, Cozy Fireside, Home Orchard under a Fig Tree, Henrietta Creek Orchard, Laurelwood’s New Bay Laurel, Chilly Garden Tranquility, Saffron Crocus Blooming, In a Juniper Tree, Isaiah’s Wheat Surprise, Isaiah’s Evergreens
New in 2019
The Garden in Delight blog pauses over the winter months to clean up home before returning to garden, and finish up the new book, of course! I look forward to our reunion on Thursdays beginning March 7th. More plants, new garden design ideas, and a Lenten series on the gardens of Scripture await us!
In the meantime, follow my Instagram account @shelleycramm for glimpses of #Godswordforgardeners
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !
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