Plant Your Garden

Spring is approaching here in Australia. So, I post this poem as it is so appropriate for this time of year, a new beginning for all things.

Plant three rows of peas:
Peace of mind
Peace of heart
Peace of soul..

Plant four rows of squash:
Squash gossip
Squash indifference
Squash grumbling
Squash selfishness..

Plant four rows of lettuce:
Lettuce be faithful
Lettuce be kind
Lettuce be happy
Lettuce really love one another..

No garden should be without turnips:
Turnip for service when needed
Turnip to help one another
Turnip the music and sing..

Water freely with patience and Cultivate with love...

There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow..

To conclude our garden,

We must have thyme:
Thyme for fun
Thyme for rest
Thyme for ourselves.

The Christian Alphabet Poem

* A lthough things are not perfect
* B ecause of trial or pain
* C ontinue in thanksgiving
* D o not begin to blame
* E ven when the times are hard
* F ierce winds are bound to blow
* G od is forever able
* H old on to what you know
* I magine life without His love
* J oy would cease to be
* K eep thanking Him for all the things
* L ove imparts to thee
* M ove out of "Camp Complaining"
* N o weapon that is known
* O n earth can yield the power
* P raise can do alone
* Q uit looking at the future
* R edeem the time at hand
* S tart every day with worship
* T o "thank" is a command
* U ntil we see Him coming
* V ictorious in the sky
* W e'll run the race with gratitude
* X alting God most high
* Y es, there will be good times and yes some will be bad, but...
* Z ion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

The Difference In Restaurants


John, 4, didn't usually behave well in restaurants. But when they took him to a boarding house restaurant with religious pictures and old plates everywhere, John sat up straight in his chair, had perfect manners, in short, he was a little angel.

After the meal, when she was buckling him into his carseat, his mother asked, "Did you like Hopkins' House?"

He replied, "What is Hopkins' House?"

"You know, the restaurant where we just ate."

"That wasn't Hopkins' House," John said, "that was Jesus' House!"

Astonished, his mother asked, "John, what makes you think that was Jesus' house?"

He looked at his mother as though he couldn't believe she would miss the clues and said;



That story is from John's mother,
Dot Sims of Pensacola, Fla.

What God Looks Like

A little girl became a big sister and continually wanted to spend time alone with the new baby.

The mother was uneasy to leave the youngster alone with the newborn but the youngster persisted. Finally the mom told the little girl she could go into the baby's room alone.

Standing outside the room, the mother was able to hear her youngster talking to the baby in the crib, "Tell me what God looks like, I am starting to forget."

Moms Pumpkin Soup 1st Anniversary

OMG!! I was not aware that Moms Pumpkin Soup has marked its one-year anniversary! Moms Pumpkin Soup had a skin and layout change early this week, which I did purely because I thought I will give this blog a brighter and more attractive exterior. Not for any other reasons. But now, I realize that 'something' inside me encouraged me to do those changes and it’s for a reason, for Moms Pumpkin Soup 1st Anniversary!! ;)

Well, it’s actually on 1 February 2008 when I first created a new and my first blog in my life, wrote my first post with title "Never regret a day in your life".

Good days give you happiness;
Bad days give you experiences;
Both are essential to life.

A lot of new experiences I have been learning from these wonderful quotes that I read and posted, they inspired me so much during my good and bad days. Yes, they are absolutely essential parts to my life…

This site has honestly been an absolute delight to write and made more so by you guys, thanks to all of the busy people who have viewed and taken the time to browse this blog, especially those who leave comments (come on you lurkers - why not say hi!).

Thanks a lot everyone!

I've Learned In Life - 10

I've learned....
that love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned....
that the easiest way for me to grow as a person is
to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned....
that I always think of the right thing to say when it's too late.

I've learned....
that no matter what their ages or how far away they may be,
you never stop wanting to keep a protective arm
around your children.

I've learned....
to gather all the crumbs thrown my way.
They soon form a lovely, thick slice of life and memories.

I've Learned In Life - 9


I've learned....
that under everyone's hard shell is
someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I've learned....
never to humiliate another person.
Always give him an honorable way to back down or out of something and still save face.

I've learned....
that if you are still talking about what you did yesterday,
you haven't done much today.

I've learned....
that to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned....
that when you plan to get even with someone,
you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

Walking on Water


A mother was watching her four-year-old child playing outside in a small plastic pool half filled with water.

He was happily walking back and forth across the pool, making big splashes. Suddenly, he stopped, stepped out of the pool, and began to scoop water out of the pool with a pail.

"Why are you pouring the water out, Jimmy?" the mother asked.

"Cause my teacher said Jesus walked on water, and this water won't work." The boy replied.

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I've Learned In Life - 8


I've learned....
that sometimes all a person needs is a hand
to hold and a heart to understand.


I've learned....
that when my spouse has failed to fulfill my needs,
it's highly likely I've also neglected hers.


I've learned....
that life is like a roll of toilet paper.
The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.


I've learned....
that it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.


I've learned....
that once a relationship is over,
if you experienced more smiles than tears,
then it wasn't a waste of time.