A little over a year ago I was spending an early summer day on my lawn mower at Vineyard Community Church in Senoia, Georgia. Looking out over the 15 acre piece of land, feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the amount grass I needed to cut; I said to myself "there has to be more that we can accomplish with what God has given us than merely honing our mowing skills." Instantly, I recalled a conversation that I had with a friend about the potential of planting a garden on the church property. I must confess, considering my very limited understanding of gardening and knowing the challenges of volunteer supported endeavors, I hadn't given the idea much thought. But, in a short period of time, I began to get the sense that God was directing us to this opportunity of stewardship for the sake of our community.
So here we are; the first growing season and loving every minute of it. The area we have set aside for planting used to be a practice softball field, and has its share of soil challenges. But, as I continue to learn about the soil conditioning process and spend a lot of time in prayer, I'm confident we will be able to grow a fruitful garden and bless our community with good clean nutrition. Galatians 6 says, "You will always harvest what you plant...So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. We truly want to Sow Good to our community!