Good dirt is important

I got to play in the dirt today! 

My fun spring break activity was visiting my friend Nina and helping her get some gardening projects done. 

We re-potted some thyme and spinach, moved a cold frame, and planted potatoes, onions, and garlic. 

Digging around in the dirt is my favorite part of gardening. I enjoyed the dirt stains on my jeans (and having muddy hands). 

My obsession with dirt is a bit odd to some, but it’s such a reminder to me of our lives. 

Most of the time, any problem with your plants can be traced back to the soil. 

Good dirt makes all the difference. 

Nina and I had a lot of fun chatting as we worked. It’s cool to see how the Master Gardener, God the Father, is working in and through our lives as we follow Him each day. 
Covered in dirt, surrounded by kids–real kids and goat kids–the afternoon was filled with good conversation and gorgeous sunshine. 

I couldn’t have asked for a better day.

 This is the first spring break I’ve had in many years and it’s been awesome. 

Quitter’s Guilt

  Reading a book is like going on a date. You don’t know if it’ll work out. 

Sure, the book cover is interesting and the blurb is intriguing, but you really don’t know if you’ll make it to the end.

Despite this foreknowledge, I still suffer from quitter’s guilt whenever I ditch a book. 

My fun reading time is limited now, so if a book doesn’t keep my attention, I move on. 

I ditched 2 books this week because they were not working out for me….and felt terrible! 

My goal, though, is not to slog my way through a book. 
My goal is to enjoy the books I read because if you don’t enjoy a book, the likelihood of learning anything from it is slim. 

Can you relate to this dilemma?

Or do you have hard and fast guidelines for when to ditch a book?