My Beautiful Garden - A Precious Gift

I have recently received a beautiful gift. As a matter of fact, it may be the most beautiful gift I've ever received. It is the gift of a flower garden.

Some of you may remember that my friends, Bob and Jayne Farrell, lost everything they owned in the Nashville flood last year. The sad part of the story is that they still have no home. They've been staying with their kids in Phoenix for the last year.

This past month they were here in Nashville, looking for land to build on. While here, they faced many ups and downs and are still wrestling with the reality that those who promised to help them rebuild have since changed their minds.

In the midst of the confusion, Jayne came to my house, shovel in hand. She spent endless hours in the hot sun ... digging, preparing the soil, and planting. It was very humbling for me to watch her give so much of herself to make my home beautiful, when she has no home of her own. Such a beautiful picture of selfless love and unselfish giving.

I've always wanted a garden, but I simply didn't know where to start. I needed someone who knew about gardening. My desire was there, but I didn't know the steps. Jayne showed me the basics, how to prepare the soil, what types of plants and flowers to buy, what kind of plant food and fertilizer to use. It's really overwhelming when you don't have the basic knowledge. My dear friend Jayne became my gardening coach and I am forever grateful to her.

Perhaps that's where you are with marketing your creativity. You create, but you have no clue how to market your creation.

Imagine if you had a coach, someone like Jayne, who could show you the basic steps. Perhaps your creativity could blossom into a thriving revenue stream.

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  1. Deby, here in europe we love what you are doing. Can't wait to check out your coaching packages!!!

  2. Deby! Wow, a wonderful story! Lord knows I could use help! I'm checking out the coaching opportunity now. Thanks for your faithfulness.

  3. @Anne Mills Thanks Anne, I love what you guys are doing in Europe! I can't wait till we join forces and have a conference!

  4. @Eddie Hudson Thanks, Eddie, it would be a privilege to work with you in any way possible. I'm a big fan of your writing and your painting.

  5. Deby,
    How beautiful your garden grows. Although it took a lot of preparation, the end result is that this garden will continue to grow and change as the seasons change. The key now is to manage it (weeding, watering, etc.) so that you and others can take pleasure in its beauty. That’s what your coaching reminds me of…you provide the basic foundation and show us how to prune and give life to our fledging creative roots so that our passion of art can bloom and then be enjoyed by all.
    Thanks for sharing your passion.

  6. @Anonymous Cheryl, that is a beautiful description of what it is that I do.
    Thanks for brightening my day with that!

  7. Deby, what a great blog and good for you to start up your coaching! I wish I had something like that I could think of to do!!!

  8. Deby...what a great analogy for coaching. What an inspiring and challenging story too. Your friend's sharing of her passion/expertise to bless you with a flower garden is a great reminder for us all to use the gifts God has given us to bless others as well! Best wishes for much success in your endeavors. ~Ken Massey