Mint and Grief

Mint - photo by Mae Mu (unsplash.com)Photo by Mae Mu

CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Kara of Where Waves Grow Sweet. I’ve been following Kara for a number of years now and feel as though I’ve gotten to know more than just her depth and skill as a communicator–I’ve gotten to know her heart. It’s a heart that has spoken to me many times, and I trust it will speak to you, as well.

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A couple years ago, I planted mint in my herb garden. Having heard of its invasive properties, I kept it in its plastic pot, wrapped thoroughly in mesh fabric to block the drainage holes, and then dropped it into the soil. Having happily outwitted the plant, I triumphantly enjoyed its benefits for a long while. Then one day, I noticed mint leaves popping up a fair distance from where I’d placed the plant. Turns out that its roots had squeezed through the drainage holes, broken through the mesh and sent runners throughout my garden bed. So much for my cleverness! But I decided it was a good thing – a mercy, if you will – to see the leaves above ground since it helped me recognize and deal with the problem beneath the surface.

Not too long after that, this same concept played out in a different way. We had…

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14 Responses to Mint and Grief

  1. Julanne says:

    This was a perfect read for me today. God’s timing is always right.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Excellent post.

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  3. I have shared this with several of my friends. Much appreciated! So understandable. Sad, healthy and true.

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  4. Thank you, Mitch, for sharing Kara’s excellent post.

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  5. joyroses13 says:

    Thanks for sharing this powerful story Mitch.

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  6. #hood says:

    tag romans 33:53 by his stripes thou shall call unto thee & answer thee

    Like

  7. A great share, Mitch. Thank you.

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  8. jmfayle says:

    Thank you Mitch. I agree with DavidsDailyDose – a great share. Your guest writer is a blessing.

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  9. Ann Coleman says:

    I think my blog is working!! Sorry to intrude, but I”m testing

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  10. revruss1220 says:

    Thanks for introducing us to her, Mitch. What a gift she is to all of us spiritual beings having a human experience.

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