Friday, July 19, 2013

Garden - End of July

I admit I've not been too much into my garden this year like I thought I would.  It really was lack of planning for planting new things and getting burnt out on kale.  Next year I want to buy new seeds and fill up all my squares.  I plan on planting some spinach next month since it grows well here in the cooler months.  My lettuces didn't even sprout, so I need to replace those seeds too.


I pulled the cabbage, I guess I could have left it longer to get bigger but I wanted to try it out since it is my first cabbage I've ever grown.  I also got some good-sized carrots but they took a very long time this year to grow and the others I've planted are doing the same thing.  The onions are doing awesome and I expect to harvest all through August.  The kale is always growing and I have 8 more plants sprouting too, along with 8 mustard greens.  The sugar snap peas are giving us handfuls daily and the new 9 plants are started to blossom, so they will give peas in a week or so as well.  I picked the one Swiss Chard that grew - for some reason the other 3 didn't even sprout - once again, it could have been because my seeds are old.

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4 comments:

Tricia said...

Hi Bev,
I have a quick question if you have the time to answer. I have long hair, and have kept it long for Biblical reasons. However, I am nearing 41 years old and my hair is NOT the same as when I was younger. It is thinner, especially at the hemline and the new growth is starting to come in gray. I have started taking supplements to encourage healthy new growth, do coconut oil treatments, eat healthy, etc. Quite frankly, I am feeling like my hair is nasty! My question for you is this: Is long hair still considered a woman's glory if it is thin, graying, and stringy? I am getting SO frustrated and possibly even considering cutting it to maybe the length of a "bob". Maybe I'm confused on what the word glory means? Any advice on this is greatly appreciated!

Tricia

Christian Homekeeper said...

God thinks that uncut hair is a woman's glory yes - but that isn't why we should not cut our hair, it is because we should not pray to God uncovered. It was a commandment given to women and then men that they should not be covered. It tells us that our covering is our HAIR uncut and the man's is to be cut. However, it goes even further and says "for the angels." If the angels see us dishonoring our head (our husbands) by cutting our hair (our covering) and thus disobeying God - we will actually be tempting them to disobey God!!! So, it is to honor God and keep our head covered, it is for our glory and it is for the angels!

As we age, our hair will get thinner, it will be "stringy" and we will go gray. It is aging and it is hard for us women to let age happen lol. However, I wouldn't risk disobeying God to feel better about my hair. I also wouldn't want to encourage the angels that are watching to disobey their head, God. Ultimately, it is an obedience issue vs. vanity.

There was a friend of mine and she was an older lady and her hair was white, thin and stringy on the ends but she still combed it and wore it with a smile. She past away a few months ago and I doubt she is thinking about hair in the presence of Jesus right now!! Rather, she is glad she obeyed God rather than the vanity-traps of this world.

Maybe try curling the ends with damp hair in no-heat rollers until it dries or try wearing it up. You can also PRAY - God can do anything. I lost a lot of hair in the front a few years ago and I started putting my hand on that spot and praying for it and it grew back!! I also had a friend, who after telling her that, she started praying for her gray hair and her hair literally turned back brown! It was important to her and she didn't want to color it - and God answered her prayer. So pray and obey God - it will be worth it!! ;-)

Tricia said...

Hi Bev,

Thank you for your response and encouragement!

Tricia

Christian Homekeeper said...

Your welcome Tricia! :)

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