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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Gardens – 5 May 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

This morning I was glad to see that the TV Weather Channel had a short feature about gardening in the State of Georgia where a gathering of approximately one thousand people were learning about vegetable and flower gardening from a gardening expert.

Here’s a poem about the first garden – the Garden of Eden:

The Lord God Planted a Garden
By Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858-1932)

THE Lord God planted a garden
In the first white days of the world,
And He set there an angel warden
In a garment of light enfurled.

So near to the peace of Heaven,
That the hawk might nest with the wren,
For there in the cool of the even
God walked with the first of men.

And I dream that these garden closes
With their shade and their sun-flecked sod
And their lilies and bowers of roses,
Were laid by the hand of God.

The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth, –
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.

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