Anna Daisy enjoyed working with her Papa on the farm, remembering God created the Heavens and the Earth long ago. She knew the presence of her Dad gave loving guidance to make the furors straight even as her Father in Heaven guided her throughout her life..
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. His power and goodness gave her faith in Him. She looked upon farming and gardening as a direct link to God Who watered the earth so long ago. God created Anna Daisy to work in His creation, one step at a time in bad times and good.
God’s constant presence gave her life-changing understanding of His Love. Her life became a straight furrow of life filled with good deeds and praising Him. She continued learning through the gifts God gave her of writing poetry, praise, and gospel songs and her faith grew, as did the flowers she gave to others.
When we lived in Watonga, Oklahoma, she made many trips to the ‘Siemens Cellar’ with canned jars of fruit and vegetables, she and her husband grew together. They delighted in the Lord’s blessings from the garden.
Anna Daisy lived and loved whole-heartedly. She held the straight path of faith through her life. One day, in her last days, Anna Daisy lived with me. A lady came to visit Mom. The visitor left, telling me how thankful she was to be able to minister to Mom. When I checked on Mom after the visit, she confided to me, “I’m so glad I could minister to her.” It was then I knew the purpose of a church family – to minister to each other – in the name of Jesus Christ.
The last two lines of Garden Serenity – For when I kneel upon the sod,
I have such lovely talks with God.
Walking this earth, making a straight furrow of faith is possible if I hold on to the hand of our Lord and Savior and delight in His Presence.
I cannot rightly call it toil
When sprigs are planted into the soil;
Although I water, mulch, and hoe,
God’s elements will make them grow.
The plants, the sun, and even weeds
Fulfill my very basic needs;
For when I kneel upon the sod,
I have such lovely talks with God.
Colossians 3:16-17- Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
Genesis 2:5-7 - Neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the Lord God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no people to cultivate the soil. Instead, springs came up from the ground and watered all the land. Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.
Genesis 2:7-9 -Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
I Kings 4:24-25 - Solomon’s dominion extended over all the kingdoms west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah to Gaza. And there was peace on all his borders. During the lifetime of Solomon, all of Judah and Israel lived in peace and safety. And from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, each family had its own home and garden.
Isaiah 58:10-12 - Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon. The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.
Jeremiah 31:11-13 - For the Lord has redeemed Israel from those too strong for them. They will come home and sing songs of joy on the heights of Jerusalem. They will be radiant because of the Lord’s good gifts -- the abundant crops of grain, new wine, and olive oil, and the healthy flocks and herds. Their life will be like a watered garden, and all their sorrows will be gone. The young women will dance for joy, and the men—old and young—will join in the celebration. I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing.