The Gladiolus and the Dragonfly

Originally posted on A Lamp, a Light, and a Writer:

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I should chop that thing down.

The emerald green of the gladiolus stem was gone. In its place was a dried out, bare stalk. The flowers had withered away, their deep pink beauty just a memory.

The bloom was off the gladiolus, and my glove-covered hands itched to snip, snip.

But, I didn’t.

I’d planted the seed months ago, in the expectant air of spring. A tiny promise in a bag.

My hubby said it would be tall, and it was. God’s amazing design, from nearly invisible in the palm to breathtaking beauty towering over the garden.

Hidden safely away beneath dark soil for weeks, months, the seed finally sprouted then shot up to nearly the same height as my nine-year old.

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The gladiolus flower was gorgeous, well worth the wait. Fuchsia tinted with darker, silken edges, it captured the eye and touched the soul with the lushness of God’s paintbrush.

But in the grip of Florida’s summer heat, the flower…

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February Meeting (in March)

Brandon Christian Writers will next be meeting on Monday, March 2, at Plant City Church of God.
This month we’ll be hearing from author, blogger, and workshop presenter Andy Lee. The event begins at 7:00 PM, but BCW members will be at the church by 6:00 PM for coffee, tea, and fellowship beforehand. If you plan to arrive early, please feel free to bring snack items as well.
Also, please be sure to share this event with your friends and anyone else who may be interested in attending. Andy Lee’s message is applicable to everyone, not just writers.
We’re looking forward to see you there.
Monday, March 2, at 7:00 PM

Monday, March 2, at 7:00 PM