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Time For Action – Removing the Trash

Last Fall, I was hired for a temporary position in a nearby town. I was thrilled to get this opportunity to try out this new career change. Usually, I would go to a local harbor for my lunch hour, but on this particular day – it was cold – and I decided to stay in the break room.

I must have been day dreaming…maybe about what I would do after this job came to a close for me.  I had the whole room to myself when the Lord started a conversation with me. Needless to say my lunch hour that day was one I will not soon forget. I was thrilled over the conversation I  just had with the Lord. I am sure those around me, must have noticed a difference in me, even if they did not understand what had just taken place.

“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD.”  Exodus 34:29

As happy as I was, I was speechless over the thoughts that I entertained in my mind through out the remainder of the day.

Here I am, working from my home sharing Christ through Social Media.

Last week I had to put everything on halt!

Something just wasn’t right…what I had visioned in that lunch room that day was not reality.

As I am working from home I am becoming aware that  my time, my energy, my emotional concentration is being divided. My heart is telling  me one thing but reality is another. Being at home means caring for my earthly treasures, which consumes all my surroundings, including my work area. I am constantly reminded of the daily task that need to be done concerning the upkeep of  a home.

My personality does not allow me to concentrate on a particular area, if there is another area that needs my attention too. I am very good at multi tasking but even that demands my whole day.





 Removing all those things that demand my attention … but has no value

(First of two car loads to the local  Second Hand Store)


“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”  

 2 Corinthians 4:18


Now with my surroundings clean, I can chase that which gives me ultimate joy, Sharing Christ with YOU as I allow Him to continually be the Master Gardener in my Heart.



How is the Master Gardener Working In Your Secret Your Heart?

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Welcome to the place that I refer to as my "Secret Garden". That place is my heart, where I share who I am. Gardener, Landscaper, Card Maker, Nature Lover - are just a few of my loves. My new adventure that I am about to embark on is "Homesteading". I see chickens in my future. But my ultimate love is Encouraging Others with the Love of Christ and I do that by sharing my experiences in hopes that you know you are not alone. The Areas I have had the privilege of serving in: President of Okinawa, Japan International Women's Club, Speaker, Author, Bible Teacher, Personal Mentor.

Welcome to the place I refer to as my 'Secret Garden' that place where the real me is revealed. What you will discover is that I love God, almost everything I do is centered around that relationship. I love helping others to find that relationship as well. I also love Vintage everything, landscaping, gardening, paper crafting and urban homesteading. -Valerie
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