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I can’t see you, but I am sure there are some curious looks on the faces of some readers. I achieved this whilst I was going through a three month, non-stop Fibromyalgia flare. The stem was about 6 feet tall and a large blossom grew at the top; a typical sunflower in every way except for its location. Stay hydrated. The Sunflower Parable: Special 10th Anniversary Edition, To access your eBooks, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly in your browser by. What would you do? There were no other sunflowers in the area. No Flowers’? Sunflowers thrive in hot weather with full, all-day sunlight, but they require 34 inches of water annually for best growth. Some of that water comes from rain and natural water in the soil, but most is dependent on regular watering.

Thank you for sharing your insight. Call 800-727-3480 to save even more! I also adore Sunflowers so if you ever wanna share any sunflower pics with me then you are more than welcome. No, Sunflowers do not laugh. She attempted to describe which factors and characteristics define people who show a greater tendency towards experiencing serendipity, unexpected bursts of luck that we often associate with destiny or even magic. Only the fertile soil was able to produce a crop. So there we have it, 9 Lessons from a Sunflower.

Here it goes.

Each of these florets can become another sunflower if planted. Well, right now i’d like to put it out there that i’m naturally a loner, always have been, always will be. Moonflower by Peter and Jane Loewer. They’re often found on the side of highways or in fields of corn or wheat, and labeled as weeds. Jesus tells a parable about seed growing or not growing, in four environments–the hard soil, the rocky soil, the weedy soil and the fertile soil. An only child who just likes my OWN space so openness for me is a big challenge. I am the Lord, and there is no other” (Isaiah 45:5-6). It could be people, chemicals, animals, media, anything that drains you of your energy and stunts your growth isn’t good energy and on top of your illness can actually make you feel even worse with added stress, which is something we all try to avoid. Also, experiments have found that sunflower oil may be a possible fuel alternative! It may not seem logical or practical, but that only increases the need to depend upon God. You see how the Sunflower is made up of hundreds of mini flowers, that’s exactly you my dear. When you wake up in the morning, everything you have to do will be clear. Yet she was determined to reach her goal and she did. So moral of the story… Don’t flunk school kids!

Thanks for stopping by In no sense is this information intended to provide diagnoses or act as a substitute for the work of a qualified professional. The residents of the apartment complex all wondered what caused this plant to be where it was.

Now go take July and the rest of 2018 by the bull horns and prove your doubts, fears and chronic illness wrong *fist pump*. No Flowers’? Half of the book focuses solely on Wiesenthal’s story and the other half is a writer’s symposium, with different men and women, of some fame, weighing in on what they would have done had they been in his situation. eBooks purchased here are fulfilled by our partner, Glose. Children dance around the flowers when the music …

So beautifully written x, Thank you, glad to expand my blogging family . For Wiesenthal, the question of forgiveness was not one that was taken lightly and he felt troubled over his choice for decades, which is what prompted him to write his book The Sunflower. You can use it to share a simple object lesson message in your church this coming Sunday. As Christians, we seek the light throughout the day, it’s the light of the Son of God, Jesus Christ! Simon Wiesenthal’s non-fiction work is the type of tale that one has to read to believe. As the gambler in the Kenny Rogers songs says, “Every hand’s a winner, and every hand’s a loser.” What makes the difference is how you play the hand you are dealt. I get the odd day when I feel optimistic but in reality I don’t do much. It’s also said that if you’re having doubts about something, all you have to do is grab a sunflower from the field right at sunset and place it under your pillow. Sunflower oil is produced and extracted by pressing the seeds of the sunflower and this oil has many uses, it can be used for cooking, manufacturing of products, machinery lubricants and more. Stress, it can creep up on you like a thief in the night, sometimes even in the daytime because it has no manners. Although students hear about the Holocaust over and over again in high school History classes, it is often Wiesenthal’s first-hand account of his experience with a dying soldier of the German Third Reich that brings the story home to each student. A dying soldier asks for his forgiveness, but he is unable to give it. According to one classic legend, a young water nymph named Clytie fell hopelessly in love with the sun god Helios and the light he gave off every time he passed by her. ( Log Out / 

My faints came back which used to happen a lot when I was younger and I ended up collapsing and being taken to hospital, I constantly feel nauseous and extreme muscle and joint pain from Fibromyalgia and CRPS. The Sunflower Parable shares the story of Logan, a young gardener who hopes to grow sunflowers that reach all the way to heaven by summer's end.

Sunflowers bloom as big, bright rays of sunshine during the summer months in dry, wide-open environments. So, how can you be a Spoonie and show openness?

Far from magic, it’s really just a mental attitude and being open to new opportunities, to those beams of light where chance and even serendipity can work in our favor.

As we’re currently in the summertime season of 2018 I recalled this photo that I drew from last year and it inspired me to write a little about what lessons we can all learn from the Sunflower but I wrote it in a Spoonie relatable way. When we rise in the morning, our thoughts should be on the Lord. Of all the things that bring good luck, perseverance and work are the most certain. The Book of Romans states unequivocally that God's eternal power and divine nature can be clearly seen and understood from what has been made (Romans 1:20). When we do that, even a concrete patio can become a fertile garden. One of the most fascinating things about the sunflower is that it just keeps on growing. The sunflower then prepares by positioning itself again towards the East. - James Long. This children's sermon is from the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13. But it’s clear that we don’t have a natural instinct towards such positivity written in our DNA. Sunflowers are the one plant species that face the sun and track its movement to optimize the use of light, yes that’s right, they have awesome sun-tracking characteristics. That was about three years ago and it’s still growing, unfortunately some parts of it have died but every year it puts out new sprouts. The folklore of many cultures regarding sunflowers is interesting and magical. The sunflower is an amazing plant. Yeah it’s true there needs to be a balance of both sun and rain in order for flowers to grow including the Sunflower that relies a lot on the Sun rays to flourish. Let’s think about the colour of a Sunflower. As we’re currently in the summertime season of 2018 I recalled this photo that I drew from last year and it inspired me to write a little about what lessons we can all learn from the Sunflower but I wrote it in a Spoonie relatable way. Life takes many turns, just like sunflowers turn themselves to follow the light of the sun, fulfilling their natural magic. This will guide us towards true happiness. We can learn lessons from sunflowers and try to imitate their instinct to constantly seek sunlight, obtain nutrients, and grow in beauty and strength. © 2020 Exploring your mind | Blog about psychology and philosophy. Another interesting fact about the sunflower is its uniformity. Her Parable Series for children has been awarded the ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence. We don’t naturally gravitate towards new opportunities, changes that will make us grow, initiatives that will make us improve and be happier. Never give up on you! In both cases, Jesus wasn’t found where the sun. Check out my, ‘Lessons from a Sunflower’ post and leave some feedback if you like. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account.

So take the time to recover and then blossom when it’s your time. Jesus never talks about sunflowers. Sunflower seeds only germinate in warm soil. I’m so glad we have writing as an outlet even when we are deep in flare ups. I’m absolutely speechless. Of Course you can’t turn yourself into oil and be used for cooking….but think about all the amazing qualities you have, all the achievements you’ve made and the things you’ve accomplished. Beautifully done! Change ). But this sunflower succeeded in a challenging environment. When it’s winter time the sunflower doesn’t grow but can still be useful to the birds. The lesson to learn from the Sunflower with openness is, keep a line of survival open whether it’s family, friends, a Support Group for your specific illness, Twitter Family etc. ( Log Out / 

Thank you so much for the kind words. For the past few months I haven’t been great, my Doctor prescribed me new medication in May for the first time as a repeat prescription. I hadn’t drawn or painted in a long time before that, but decided to draw my favourite flower to cheer myself up and stay positive despite the emotional and physical torture I was experiencing. Well, we all need vitamin D right, but we can follow the sun in another sense by staying positive.

You’ll have days, and sometimes straight months when staying positive is the last thing on your mind, not because you’re a cynic but because your illness causes these thoughts and feelings of despair. In fact, according to, the tallest sunflower in the world was measured at a whopping 30 feet and 1 inch, grown all the way in Germany, on August 28, 2014. I thought i’d never be able to write this over the weekend but l guess I proved myself wrong *gentle pat on the back*. #OneSpoonAtATime !! Life takes many turns, just like sunflowers turn themselves to follow the light of the sun, fulfilling their natural magic.

Some of that water comes from rain and natural water in the soil, but most is dependent on regular watering. Lesson #1: The sunflower knows where the sun comes from and where it will return. Remember how the wise men found Jesus? It was able to send roots down between the concrete slabs and give the plant support. Life Application Study Bible, Third Edition, Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible, 2nd Edition, Study Gateway Streaming Video Bible Studies, Free shipping on orders over $30 in Continental US. Call 800-727-3480 to save!

You’re still going to feel pain and the symptoms of your illness unfortunately, but being in and around nature will boost your mood as we were actually created with the innate need to be around nature. Change ). This is probably one of the hardest, if not the hardest lessons to take on board. This is beautifully written. Amazing what you can learn even by just observing them right, Aren’t flowers and nature in general just wonderful , Absolutely incredible.

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