Ridding the Unwanted

 Weeding is therapeutic – in a strange way. Yanking out the unwanted, invasive intruders and seeing the weed pile grow brings a deep-down satisfaction. It feels good to see my beautiful flowers thrive again. ImageSatisfied that every weed is gone, I’m often surprised to find them back again only a short time later.  If the roots were completely pulled, it would have been easier– but there they are again.

Thdaisy-smalle weeds are easy to spot. They have been there before—and, I left it there to grow. After all, some ‘weeds’ are pretty. Sometimes it is hard to pull the weeds. Not because they are tough, big, or hard to pull, but because they are pretty. And, if I were to admit to it, I like them.  daisy-growingThey are pleasing to my eye.  In fact, I’ve been known to plant them and care for them. I love daisies and Black-eyed Susans.  Though wild flowers, they are still weeds. If left alone, they eventually take over any space given to them; they keep multiplying and coming back strong. Their roots destroy whatever is around them. Even if they are pretty, th2013-06-01 13.41.54e roots must be destroyed. Only one way to keep a clean garden: stay on top of the weeds. Get rid of them when small, when they are tender and easy to remove.  Then your garden can flourish in beautiful blooms.

Isn’t the same true for the garden of our souls? It is easy to let the little weeds creep in.  A little fib here, a minor discrepancy there – no problem.  They won’t hurt us – or will they?  Life’s destructive weeds can be attractive, appealing to the eye.  We like them and ignore them. It may feel good, so we leave them alone, even though we know they may take over our lives. We begin to protect, water, and nourish them, and soon the roots are so deep, what began as a little thing begins to take over the good parts of life.

daisies-3Is your garden doing well? Is it full of beauty, or has it been overcome by weeds, thorns, and briars? Have the good things been choked out by the cares of life? Do you feel as if there is nothing good left?

You can be rid of the destructive weeds in your life. There is a way to keep the garden of your soul clean. Allow the Master Gardener to remove the unwanted intruders. Only He knows how to eliminate the damning roots without damaging your soul. Let Him reign on you, and your life will bloom again.


About C.A. Simonson

C.A. (Candy) Simonson writes fiction and nonfiction short stories, articles and books. She has over 400 publications in national magazines, newspapers, and other tabloids. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in seven anthologies. The Journey Home trilogy, "Love's Journey Home," "Love Looks Back," and "Love's Amazing Grace," are Christian family drama/adventure/romance/mystery, based on true events. She has also put together an anthology of 56 short stories written in 26 sentences from A-Z in "A Quick Read." A children's speller/story coloring book was released in April 2017 featuring artwork and stories. A devotional with over 100 inspirational stories and poems is scheduled to be released in June 2017. Copies are available in paperback and digital format on Amazon, KOBO, iTunes, and Barnes and Noble. When she is not writing, she is painting, crafting, or fishing.
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3 Responses to Ridding the Unwanted

  1. maria says:

    Well Candy, my garden is now been pulled out and redistributed and changed! Both the physical and my soul garden. Both are going through a renewal! 🙂 m.


  2. This design is incredible! You obviously kjow how to keep a reader entertained.

    Between your wit and our videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job.
    I really loved what you had to say, and more than that,
    how you presented it. Too cool!


  3. Your garden also looks beautiful, but indeed, there’s a need for cleaning out the garden to make way for the new – and a cleansing in our hearts and souls. Glad to meet up with you Maria!


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