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If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain,
‘Move from here to there, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.

Matthew 17:20


Who bends a knee where Violets grow
A hundred secret things shall know
~Rachel Field

When I was a little girl there were wild violets growing all over our backyard.

Every spring our yard would turn a beautiful purple and green with hundreds of violets interspersed into the grass. I remember crying when the lawn had to be mowed. 

They were my beautiful Grammy’s favourite flower and we would pick tiny bouquets together when she came to visit. 

Now, my daughter’s yard is filled with violets. They grow spread out in a circle under an old apple tree purple and pale pink apple blossom petals litter the ground beneath the gnarly branches. 
It’s heaven to me. 

There are so many Violets that my daughter was able to harvest some and make a violet water syrup! 

She gifted me a little jar and it was delicious added to fresh lemonade.

The Violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
~Tennessee Williams

If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 
‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move,
and nothing will be impossible for you.
Matthew 17:20

Each day we create beauty, we blossom, we sow seeds, we stretch our roots
and they are not heroic acts. They are small, perhaps unnoticeable, not lilies of a field but tiny violets, sometimes trodden underfoot. 
What they create together is a faith that moves mountains.

So, even in these trying times, when we are all so very far away from one another, never think that your faith, doesn’t make a difference.
Underneath, where you may not be able to see, even underneath rock that is strong enough to make up mountains, other roots are reaching out to you.
Together, our faith, eventually, with the help of his love,
will break up whatever rocks you are up against. 


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  1. How lovely that you picked violets with your Grammy as a girl. What a sweet memory to cherish. I never knew a person could make violet water for drinking. I always thought of violet water as a fragrance to splash one oneself, not in oneself. (hehe)

    Thanks for a lovely post. I'm reading it on a sunny evening as the sun peeks into my study. It makes me feel mellow.

  2. I transplanted some lovely violets from a hidden spot to a very visible location and it actually worked! I'm really enjoying them this spring.

  3. I have always liked violets too.

  4. oh, the beauty of these wild violets in person ...

    and on that lovely plate? pin? artwork?

    stunning, friend.

  5. Violets were also my mother's favorite flower. Thank you for bringing back wonderful memories of her. I have never heard of the violet syrup. It is beautiful! There are violets growing in the woods behind our house. I'm going to give it a try!

  6. The violets are such a pretty sight...... I can imagine them spread like carpet all around. The syrup bit is new to me, but I love the colour!


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