What Kind of Tree Are You?

After attending a Christian Writers conference earlier this month – feeling like the scraggly little tree – I was encouraged to hope that, in time, I might grow into the lush mature tree pictured here. Thanks for the inspiration, Bill. Your physical body may be withering but your spirit IS becoming that full mature tree.

Unshakable Hope

Some might be disappointed, but this is not one of those quizzes like I see posted on Facebook. (There actually is one of those quizzes with this same title, but I didn’t take it because I was afraid that the results would show that I was Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree).
tree-onlyTen or twelve years ago, let’s just say eleven, Mary and I were shopping at Home Depot. After finishing our shopping in the store, we wandered out to the garden department to look for some small trees. It was November, and most of the plants were marked down because they were making room for Christmas trees.

Mary got hung up looking at wreathes and other boring items, so I cruised my wheelchair over to go look at trees. As it turned out, there were not many trees left, and I didn’t see anything I was interested in. Just when I was…

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About verawrites

Progress not perfection - that's my goal. Live and learn - that's my motto. I like to share bits of wisdom and glimmers of insight gleaned on my life journey of 50+ years. My hope is to encourage, perhaps inspire, fellow journeyers. Each of us has something to share. Let's be generous, gracious and compassionate with one another. I am blessed to be a blessing... so are you!
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4 Responses to What Kind of Tree Are You?

  1. bethbyrnes says:

    I just read and commented on Bill’s post. What an uplifting story! I relate to this and am so thankful that we are not overlooked ourselves, no matter how scraggly and hopeless we may seem. Looking at that final tree, we should remember that is who we are, underneath if only we allow His hand to cultivate us.


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