I Want To Be Like A Tree

April 29, 2016



They are like trees growing beside a stream, trees that produce fruit in season and always have leaves. Those people succeed in everything they do.

~Psalms 1:3, CEV


My struggles have not defined me, destroyed me, deterred me or defeated me. They have only strengthened me.

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Psalms 1 is a contrast between the Godly and the ungodly. The Godly are like a tree:

  1. Planted with deep roots
  2. Nourished by the water
  3. Growing, getting stronger each day
  4. Productive, bearing fruit in season
  5. Helpful, giving shade and shelter to others

The ungodly are like straw:

  1. No roots
  2. No fruits
  3. No stability
  4. No substance
  5. No usefulness [unless you’re starting a fire]

A tree has the strength to endure the storms but straw has no substance and is blown away by the wind. You can depend on trees but you cannot count on straw. Which do you want to be? I want to be a tree.


  • Don’t forget, Sunday is the last day to buy a ROSE FOR MOM.
  • Last week, schools let out a day early and we had a long weekend–attendance plummeted. This week we have Talladega. I hope it rains all day. We need the rain.
  • Good news from Bessemer: we are thankful and we appreciate your prayers. If you want to send Hope a card, the address is Hope Garner, The Foundary Women’s Center  1800 4th Ave. N., Bessemer, AL 35020.
  • Pray for rain!