Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt


Blooming Time!

posted by mpratt
Photo courtesy of Maureen Pratt/www.maureenpratt.com

Photo courtesy of Maureen Pratt/www.maureenpratt.com

Not long ago, I posted a picture of my season-challenged Christmas cactus. It had bloomed at, when else, Christmas, but for some reason a few weeks ago began producing buds again! Just in time for…Lent?!

As sometimes happens with plants, you never know quite what is going to happen. I thought, perhaps, the buds might not open, but still took the opportunity to offer an observation in a blog that it’s never the wrong time to bloom when it comes to life.

Today, I’m happy to post this picture of my blooming Christmas cactus. We’ve just passed the 3rd Sunday of Lent, and if the buds and blooms are any indication, I might have these beautiful flowers at least until Palm Sunday. Thank you, Lord, for the surprise treat!

Of course, I have another thought besides the obvious to offer – Just as it’s never too late or too early to blossom with God’s light and love, so, too, it’s never a bad idea to let that light shine as brightly as can be. If it’s Lent and your a Christmas cactus, bloom anyway! If you’re in pain and you feel like sharing support with a friend – do it anyway!

And if you’re living with a chronic illness that seems to never let up, praise God anyway! That light that you shine in the face of suffering is mighty powerful and can work in ways you might have only begun to understand.

Blessings for the day,

Maureen



Advertisement
Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.



Previous Posts

TLC Tuesday: Feeling De-feet?
Ah, the bliss of putting my feet up! Throughout the day, our feet take a beating. And if we have joint issues "higher up," in the knees, for example, or the hips, thos

posted 1:42:47am Oct. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Food for Thought: Refresh Me, Lord
Many of you know Lisa J. Copen as the Founder of RestMinistries, an online resource for people living with chronic pain and illness of the invisible kind (www.restministries.org). Each year, Lisa sponsors an "Invisible Illness Awareness Week," and I've been honored to participate in it several tim

posted 1:32:33am Oct. 20, 2014 | read full post »

A Praying Spirit: Do you forget, sometimes?
I was looking forward to the day ahead. The sun was shining, my usual aches and pains were at a minimum. I started my morning routine, all happy and uplifted. And then, wham

posted 1:04:40am Oct. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Chronic Illness and Pain: The Gift of Planning Ahead
Next year's birthday cards - done! This year's holiday gifts - done! Yummy chicken soup prepared and in the freezer ahead of cold and flu season - done! I've often written about how hard it is to make firm commitments to things in the future. Chronic illness and pain have a way of interferi

posted 6:59:57pm Oct. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Chronic Illness: Does Ebola Scare You?
It seemed so far away. Until now. As I type this, a second person in Dallas has been diagnosed with ebola, and more are being monitored.  People are talking about it on the news and elsewhere, and asking the question, "How bad can this get?" And those of us with chronic illness, and especially thos

posted 1:40:36am Oct. 15, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.