I have one little green pumpkin growing in my pumpkin patch. The rest of the pumpkin plants are yellowed and spent and need to be removed. I still have a watermelon growing, a few cantaloupes, and lots of jalapenos and tomatoes. My squash plants are looking like the pumpkin vines. Planting, growing, and harvesting are so much fun, it's the pruning and the clearing away that is not so much fun. It's kind of sad to get the beds ready for winter.
While most of our days in Texas are still in the 80's, we have had a few nights in the 40's. I can't baby my plants like I did this summer so that combined with lower temps. are taking its toll.
My tackle was to clear out the spent plants and get ready to plant happy little spring bulbs that should bring joy and delight after winter.
But, speaking of pumpkins, I received a sweet email from a friend and thought I would share it with all of you:
A woman was asked by a coworker, "What is it like to be Christian?" The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin." God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."
I really like that analogy.
So, from one pumpkin to another, let's shine for all the world to see!