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A night-time feel for the greenhouse at theHenington House. Sometimes, the most relaxing time to get your hands in the dirt is whenthe moon is out! Here We Go!!Due to your response and the success rate of the two test issues of the Henington House “Living the Joy Life” online magazine, we will be releasing a new issue monthly.THANK YOU!!!As with most of what we do here at the HH, there is no charge. But if you wish to contribute, or would like to advertise your business or event, 30% will go to those in need, and 70% will go back into the garden. ContributeAdvertising Opportunities Catherine StrangeHENINGTON HOUSE & GARDENS
The Henington House Dining Room takes cue from early Spring sporting fresh green colors and blossoming branches Photo by Erin Hicks
Once knowing that the Granny Simth Apple can last in a bowl for up to 80-90 days, you will find many ways to use them within your decorating. Simply by filling your vessel with a bit of water you can instantly turn your fruit bowl into a vase!Shown: Granny Smith Apples, Apple Blossom Branches, Yellow Rose of Texas andForsythia
KITCHENFAITHCELEBRATEContentsHOMEGARDENEarly Spring Vegetable Garden March To Do ListMarch BloomersPruning RosesThe Joy Of RosesFresh Cut Flower BarsIn The Greenhouse, BegoniasA Time To SowPropagation Station China Cabinet79101112142225283033A St Patrick's Day Meal3437Garden Club & Group VisitsWays To Use Your Chinese Snowball3846 6164The Loving God of Lent6266HENINGTON HOUSE, LLCHenington House Joy Life!issue March 2023 www.heningtonhouse.comHistory of St Patrick's DayShown: Yellow Rose of Texas branches and Rose Creek Abellia foliage make up this simple “Out of the yard" pop of Spring freshness. THRIFTING54The Versatility of the China CabinetGo Green & Upcycle5558Photo by Erin Hicks
Contributors Josh HolstonLilyth HansenErin Hicks Randall StrangeChancellor StrangeCatherine StrangeCatherine is the Henington House Resident Dreamer & Joy Lifer. You will find her in the Garden. Often the man behind scenes, Randall isthe one who reels us in and keeps the HH activities going. You will find him in the Kitchen Josh has had a lifelong affection for plantsand flowers. With an extensive rose collection, cutting garden, and landscape, he spends most of his spare time in the garden.Erin is the owner of Photography By Erin and a full-time boutique photographer in Laurel, MS. Her work can be found at www.photographybyerin.comLilyth has an admiration for houseplantsand a love for writing. You will find her in the greenhouse.Chancellor grew up in the Henington House and he and his family now live in Jackson. He is an engineer with MDOT and attending Asbury Theological Seminary.
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March GardeningMarch GardeningMarch Gardeningto do Listto do Listto do List *Lists will vary both in task and timing depending on your planting zone.To find your zone, visit www.garden.org search planting zone and put in your zip code __ Know the "last frost date" for your area __ Begin to implement your spring garden__ Continue to sow your hot weather seeds __ Plant those plants hardy for your season and zone __ Prune Roses if you missed doing it in February __ Continue to clear out dead foliage & cleaning up beds__ Mulch if needed or desired__ Set up your gardening workspace __ Clean & sharpen tools__ Attend plant shows, seminars & visit garden centers __ Begin to move your winter-protected plants, outside __Re-connect with, or join a garden club or group To join the Henington HouseOnline Home & Garden Club
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Pruning roses Pruning Roses
Tools-Rubber-palmed gloves or, better yet, long rose gloves. -Hand prunersCuts-Cut out all dead wood.-Cut out canes rubbing against each other.-Prune remaining canes slightly ABOVE an outward pointing bud. Cut at an angle away from the bud.Notes-Prune no more than 2/3 of a shrub rose or tree rose annually leaving at least 1/3.-Roses like well-watered, well-drained soil.-Climbing Roses require little or no pruning but do make sure to cut out all dead wood.
the joy of rosesWritten and photographs by Josh Holston for the Henington House & Gardens
I got bit by a bug, and I think thedisease is terminal. What’s thedisease you ask? Rose obsession! Roses really get a bad rap.Many people think they’re fussyand temperamental, but I’vefound if you give them a goodstart and keep them watered,they’re really not that hard. My first foray into the roseworld started with the failsafeKnock Out rose. We planted tonsof them around my parent’shouse. In spite of all their virtues(disease resistance, hardiness,etc.), they’re kind of ugly andhave no smell to speak of. Butthey’re easy to grow and that wasall it took to get me hooked. Idiscovered that roses weren’treally that hard. But that was just the Knock Outseries, right? Well being the avidMississippi gardener I was, Ifaithfully read Southern Living. Isoon discovered antique rosesthrough those pages when theydid a feature on the Antique RoseEmporium. The article hit all theright notes. They specialized inroses that had stood the test oftime in spite of neglect. Found incemeteries and old homesteads,h h d h i d f Could this be true? Beautifulroses that were hardy andsmelled to boot? I had to try it formyself. Around the same time, Ihad been drooling over thephotos in a David Austin rosescatalog, so imagine my surprisewhen I discovered two old DavidAustin varieties for sale atAntique Rose Emporium. So Iplaced my first of many roseorders: one Heritage and oneGraham Thomas. neglect. Found in cemeteries andold homesteads, these roses hadthrived for decades withoutanyone tending to them. Andthey smelled. If you’ve never ordered fromAntique Rose Emporium, I highlyrecommend them. My rosesarrived as two-year-old plants innice three-gallon pots, and theygrew like weeds. I had to buildobelisks to keep them corralled.When the first blooms arrived, Ifelt like a kid in a candy store. Irealized what I had been missingall along. My parents’ backyard soonbecame my personal rose patch.The next year, I bought moreroses, both hybrid teas from
local nurseries and David Austinroses online. At the time, I didn’tknow of any local nurseries thatcarried English roses, so Iordered four varieties fromHeirloom Roses: Geoff Hamilton,William Shakespeare, GentleHermione, and Claire. They arrived in bands, smallsquare containers that holdabout a quart of soil, and werebasically rooted cuttings. Note tothe reader: if you’re new togrowing roses, it’s probably bestto buy a larger, more establishedbush. But I was determined tomake these puppies grow. Iplanted them in the best soil Icould prepare and watered andsprayed and fertilized. And they barely grew at all thatfirst year, but they did hang on.In fact, I still have three of thosefour bushes 10 years and twohouses later.When I finished my home in2019, I got to work planting. Isoon discovered I had moreroses than I could put in mylandscape, because in spite oftheir many virtues, they don’treally make a beautiful garden all by themselves. They’re rather unattractive inthe winter, and can sometimesget a little ratty in the middle ofthe summer. I decided to plantthem in long straight rows in thebackyard similar to how youwould plant a vegetable garden.Currently, I have 100 bushesplanted in six fifty-foot-longrows, but I’ve got over 100 moreto plant this year. I sure don’t consider myself arose expert by any means, but Ihave learned a few thingsthrough the years. Read on the next page!
Here are the highlights1. Give them the best soil you can manage. Roses love plenty of organic matter, so when I plant them, I add a hefty dose of compost and manure. I generally use Gardenese Compost and Manure from Home Depot, as well as a really high-quality compost made locally by Local Cooling Farms in Bogalusa. 2. Keep them well-watered. People often hear “roses don’t like wet feet” and assume they don’t need that much water. But I’ve found that the amount of water they receive directly correlates to the stem length of the flowers. If you want to have long stems for cutting, make sure they get plenty of water. Drip irrigation is best because it reduces the risk of fungal diseases. 3. Plan ahead. Figure out how you can efficiently water and weed your roses before you plant them. In my cutting garden, I have heavy-duty landscape fabric between the rows to control the weeds, and I use long strips of drip tape to evenly water beneath the mulch. This means I simply hook up the hose and let it run. Also, you WILL get infestations. Aphids, Japanese beetles, spider mites, thrips, you name it. Be prepared by having Safer insecticidal soap or horticultural oil on hand to spray with.
4. Spray them with fish emulsion. Roses love it. Well, it’s not just roses. I’ve found this to be the secret to rapid lush growth of any plant in the spring. This mess stinks to high Heaven but it works. I mix a tablespoon or two per gallon of water and spray it on the leaves each week until the rose starts setting buds. Because it is a fertilizer, be sure to apply it early in the morning or late in the evening so that it doesn't burn the plant. 5. Buy high-quality fertilizer. When I first started growing roses, I used conventional synthetic fertilizer. Bayers 3-in-1 Systemic Rose and Flower care is a great option. Now that I garden organically, I have found that EB Stone Rose and Flower Food works the best for me. I apply it in the spring and again in August or September for a big fall flush.
josh's closing thoughtsAlthough every one of my 75 or so varieties bring me joy in some way, I have a few that really make me happy. These are my most beautiful, best smelling, and/or most vigorous varieties.If you start with a good hardy variety and give it a little TLC, a rose bush can really shine in your garden. Just be careful…my menagerie started with just two, and I’m at over 200 now!
- Cornelia - This sweet, almost thornless climbing rose is a must grow. It is absolutely smothered in flowers in the spring, and it will give you a good repeat in the fall as well. The pink and apricot blend flowers are borne in large clusters on the end of danglingcanes. While not the best variety for cutting because the flowers are not particularly long-lasting, it is one of the best climbers I have in the landscape. - Earth Angel - If you’ve got the space for a larger bush, this is one you want to grow for sure. Mine bloomed right through the heat of August last year with clusters of blush peony-shaped, fragrant blooms. - Gentle Hermione - This one is one of my absolute favorites in the spring. The blousy blush blooms smell incredible. Any time I give people a choice of roses from my yard, this one goes first. It tends to be stingy in the summer, but the huge spring and fall flushes make it earn its keep. - Heritage - This one is similar in form to Gentle Hermione, and it’s a good strong grower. It’s been around for decades and performs well in our heat and humidity. Bonus points: it’s no longer patented and grows well on its own roots, so you can root as many as you want! - Lady of Shalott - If you’re into warm-colored roses, you’ll love this amber beauty. It’s a fast grower with flowers that look like they’re glowing, and the smell is divine. - Princesse Charlene de Monaco - If you can only grow one rose and you don’t have a lot of room, grow this one. You won’t be disappointed. It cranks out tons of sweetly-scented large blooms on long, vigorous stems. My plants reach about 6 feet tall by the end of the year, even with my constant cutting. And as a hybrid tea, it’s very columnar so it doesn’t get more than about 2 feet in diameter. - Sweet Mademoiselle - This vibrantly-colored coral pink rose is a strong grower. I’ve only had her for one season, and she has won my heart with her vigor, smell, and form.
Lady of Shallot HeritageSweet MademoiselleEarth AngelGentle HermionePrincesse Charlene de Monaco
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In The Greenhouse In The Greenhouse In The Greenhouse Taking a look at begonias By: Lilyth Hansen | Henington House
Over the time I have spent collecting houseplants, I’vewondered what my favorite one was. I don’t believe youare able to pick a favorite - I believe a specific plantgravitates to you, speaks to you, and you find yourselfcollecting more and more of them. For me, thishouseplant is the begonia. Specifically the Cane Begonia,but I do enjoy the others. The Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants withover 2,000 different species! These span over thecategories: Wax Begonias, Boliviensis Begonias, ReigerBegonias, Rex Begonias, Tuberous Begonias, RhizomatousBegonias, Dragon Wing Begonias, and Cane Begonias. In the Henington House greenhouse, there is a growingcollection of Rex and Cane Begonias. These are the onesoften referred to as “Angle Wing Begonias” and likely arethe ones with spots, big and small. Although care for each individual begonia varies, as amajority, begonias like to stay damp due to their origin intropical climates. To achieve a damp soil environmentwithout causing root rot, use well-draining soil (like perlitewith peat moss). Water at the base of the plant, as theycan be susceptible to leaf rot and water spots if the leavesget wet for long periods of time. Let’s look at some of the greenhouse’s begonias! It's difficult to accurately identify the correct species ofBegonia due to their similarities, but here are some in theHH greenhouse.
A Time to Sow
SowingSeedGrowing annual flowers and herbs from seed has been a Gardening Game Changer for us. A $4 - $7 packet can often result in 25-50 plants! But make no mistake, all of the dreaming, must be followed up with time, attention and lots of tender loving care.There are many joys discovered once deciding to plant seeds, but few compare to the excitement at the first seedling sighting often within a few days of sowing. Sharing seeds with, and receiving seeds from, other gardeners is also a delight!!
Propagation Station China CabinetBy: Lilyth Hansen | Henington House
Here at the HH, we love finding a purpose for everything. This is a perfect example! A propagation station made out of a "dug out of the trash" cabinet and lots of love. This cabinet used to be in the back hall of the home, butnow resides in the back greenhouse. We use it for our houseplant propagations! Set up was really simple! We found some empty water vessels, filled them up, and put the plant clippings in. Read on for propagation instructions!
Propagation of houseplants is a simple and rewarding hobby, one to increase the amount of the plant babies you love or to gift them to your friends and family - plants make excellent gifts. There are a few different methods of propagation. Water, moss, and soil are the most common.To water propagate, take a cutting below the node on the plant of your choosing. It is important to include at least two nodes and a leaf at the top of the cutting. Next, submerge the nodes, but not the leaf, into fresh water and provide the cutting with bright light (even if it’s not a bright-light-loving plant). Make sure to change the water every few days so the cutting has enough oxygen to sustain life. In a few weeks, your cutting will grow roots! To moss propagate, select the same type of cutting. Submerge sphagnum moss in water then wring dry. Place the moss in a container (Tupperware or plastic cups work well). Nuzzle the cuttings into the moss, making sure to cover the nodes with damp moss. Cover the container lightly to make a “greenhouse” and place it in direct light. It’s as easy as that!To soil propagate, take those same cuttings. If you have it on hand, dip the cutting into a rooting hormone and place directly into moist soil. Make sure to keep the soil moist until rooted. Some plants, like cacti and succulents, need to callus over for a few days before beginning any of the above propagation methods. If inserted into water, moss, or soil on a fresh cut, the gates for bacteria are opened. Happy propagating!
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Here at the Henington House kitchens, we love tocelebrate! Anything from weddings,anniversaries, accomplishments, etc. This monthis St. Patrick's Day. So let's celebrate by wearing ashamrock and making some corned beef andcabbage. And if nothing else, make a glass ofgreen tea or green beer. The Kitchen on St. Patrick's Day
There are a lot of choices as to what todrink on this notoriously boozy day!Anything that originates in Ireland is a go-to favorite. An easier route, anything green! Green teais a great option and is most likely alreadyin your pantry. St. patricks's day drinks
Pops of fresh Spring Green show up all over the early March landscape at the HH. Some in the form of shrubbery, some in the form of perennials, and yes, some in the form of weeds! Photo by Erin Hicks
HomeHomeHomeJoin us on theJoin us on theJoin us on theCatherine Strange & theCatherine Strange & theCatherine Strange & theHENINGTON HOUSE FB PageHENINGTON HOUSE FB PageHENINGTON HOUSE FB PageGarden Club & Group Visits All photos by Erin Hicks.
Inviting others into our homes has become almost obsolete. We find ourselves thinking that we must have a degree in hospitality and a home featured in architectural digest in orderto be deemed worthy. But the truth be told, inviting guests in is a wonderful form of reaching out. Unexpected is the priceless gift of joy, laughter, and friendship received by both hosts and guests.Our 2023 Henington House Garden Club visits kicked off with a wonderful morning hosting the Northwood Garden Club of Laurel, Mississippi.Home & Garden lovers by nature are fun and friendly people, but this group took it up a notch! A fabulous way to start the hosting season.
When guests first arrive at the HH, they are offered a beverage. There are other stations with food and beverage offered in other rooms. The stations are in different areas throughout the home to avoid blocking the traffic flow as well as to encourage guests to feel comfortable moving about the home.Shown: In the back foyer of the HHan old steamer trunk of Catherine’s Parents often serves as a place to create an informal food station.
When visiting, Catherine sharesWhen visiting, Catherine sharesWhen visiting, Catherine shares simple ideas such as, how you cansimple ideas such as, how you cansimple ideas such as, how you can take this out of your yard…take this out of your yard…take this out of your yard…
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“Gardener’s understand the dreary Winter Garden. They see the promise and hope in her bones.“Catherine StrangeHenington House Garden Clubs and Groups that visit the HH Gardens in February and March see a whole different side of the Garden. The discussions are very different as well, geared more around care and preparation to assure a glorious Spring and Summer.
There is nothing at the Henington House that you'll find impressive or difficult, but it is our hope that you will find encouragement and an uplifting Joy-full spirit as you learn and implement some of these easy ideas in your ownHomes & Gardens. Come As We Are
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Left: For an instant serving piece that will easily fit in with your look, fill a glass container with your same centerpiece flowers.Here we used the Chinese Snowball Blooms.Right: Then wesimply set a plateon top!
Friday, May 5th & Saturday, May 6th10:00am - 1:00pm come & go Spring Home & Garden DaysPresentsHENINGTON HOUSEthe&Catherine StrangeInformal touring throughout the event of the Home, Gardens,Gardener’s Cottage, Carriage House, Greenhouses & Workshop, learn to propagate, visit with friends in the know & Plant Swap.Also, Catherine’s Garden Floral Demonstration both days at 11:00am
Register HereWe love it when you visit The Henington House & Gardens!It brings us GREAT JOY to have you, your family, and your friends here as we share easy ideas for Living Large and bring you front and center to our projects, hopes, and dreams. If you’re looking to be impressed or to visit a home, garden, and people that have it all together, we’re not your place, nor your people. BUT, if you want to be uplifted, encouraged, and introduced to all the many possibilities of what you can do in your own homes and gardens, often with what you already have, please join us and register here. Oh, and we laugh…. We laugh a lot!Spring Home & Garden DaysSpring Home & Garden DaysSpring Home & Garden Daysand any other day at theand any other day at theand any other day at the H E N I N G T O N H O U S EH E N I N G T O N H O U S EH E N I N G T O N H O U S E
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The final look for the estate sale China Cabinet! The milk glass is displayed nicely under lights.
We at the Henington Houselove thrifting; turning anythingwe can find into a beautifulwork of art. Recently,Catherine took on two projectsutilizing beautiful wood andglass cabinets that we knowand love as the China Cabinet.When you think of thesepieces of furniture, it seldomcrosses the mind that theycould be the centerpiece of aroom. Often, the cabinet is anaccent piece, showcasingcollected dishes and trinkets,while being surrounded by themain events of the space. The Versatility of The China Cabinet By: Lilyth Hansen | Henington HouseHowever, a cornerstone toliving a simple and joyful lifethat we talk about here is tobreak the rules of fung shuiand design your pieces in away that brings you that joy. Over the years, Catherine hasbeen blessed with anassemblage of milk glass,handed down from hergrandmother’s collection andgifted by friends. Well, whenone accumulates anything ingreat numbers, there needs tobe a place to house it; a placefor the items to be showcased,seen and appreciated. Enter:the China Cabinet.A chest of Catherine’s parentssits in the back hall of theHenington House, in which adiscarded China Cabinet sitsatop; the pieces mismatched,the lights wavering, butnonetheless, it was free andserved the purpose of housingbeloved items.
That was until K & D Estate Salesposted a stunning China Cabinetthat was “marked down, markeddown, marked down!” Catherineexclaimed. Inevitably, thecabinet was scooped up andbrought back to the HeningtonHouse to live a new life.But once the beautiful pieceswere in place, Catherine beganchoosing the milk glass shewanted to showcase andweighing each to ensure balancefor the glass shelves. While the China Cabinet is notoften portrayed as theprotagonist in a living space,Catherine has shown us that anypiece of furniture has the abilityto be the star of the show. It was a project of its owngetting the new cabinet homefrom the estate sale, andanother to get the mismatchedfurniture out of the way. Previous milk glass collection that Catherine drew pieces from The estate sale cabinet without glass. Just brought home!It's' all put together!Here's another angle of the cabinet in the back hall.
Go Green & UPCYCLEBy: Lilyth Hansen | Henington House
Thrifting is a main staple ofwhat we love to do. Going to anyantique, consignment, or second-hand store can feel like going toan amusement park. Some of thefinds come home perfect fordisplaying in their meant-to-bespot, and others need a littlework. And other times, you havequite a bit of mismatched piecesthat would either clutter up yourhome or belong in the trash. But what if I told you that it’spossible for those mismatchedpieces to be neither? You canupcycle them into a new piecethat can be functional, or just forlooks! (I’m sure you’re alreadydoing it, even in a small way). Upcycling, in a nutshell, is tocreate or recycle an object towhere it holds a higher valuewhen the project is completed.When I first started looking intoupcycling for this project, I wastrying to think if I did anythingthat would be consideredupcycling, and couldn’t come upwith anything. Usually, you seefancy Pinterest projects thatcould sell for tons on Etsy andthink, “Why couldn’t I think ofthat?” and “I don’t have time for that”. But I took a closer lookaround and found one thing I lovethat I routinely upcycle. When Ifinish a tin of tea, I poke holes inthe bottom of the metal tin andplant a houseplant in it. This isupcycling! Recently, I spoke with awonderfully kind woman namedLeisa Farris. Leisa is a master“upcycler” who used to own abusiness in Madison dedicated toher work in recycling old materials.The first time she saw the word“upcycle” was in 2007, and by 2009,her business and passion were upand running! The shop closed in2012 when demand for the craftwas low in the area at the time. Leisa conjured her inspirationfrom many areas, but it waspredominantly from her past assomeone who loves to tinker andhaving thrifters and fixers in thefamily. “That’s where I got theinclination,” Leisa said.
Leisa has made some beautifulpieces that she was kindenough to share with me. Shehas made bowls out of vinylrecords and Christmasornaments out of Coke cansand sheet music. When shecame over to the HeningtonHouse to show us some ofthese pieces, she brought oversome of her favorite upcyclingprojects done by other artists.One talented artist turns winebottlenecks into hanging vases! It was such a joy to meet withLeisa and hear her story andlove for crafting and tinkering;thank you, Leisa! Upcycling is such a fun past-timeand a great way to keep thingsout of landfills. Even by startingsmall, it can make a hugeimpact. So let’s all get upcycling!Vases made out of wine bottlenecksBagala BeadsLeisa Farris holding her vinyl record bowl
Celebrate!Celebrate!Celebrate!St Patrick’sSt Patrick’sSt Patrick’s DayDayDayJoin us on theJoin us on theJoin us on theHENINGTON HOUSE HOME & HOLIDAYHENINGTON HOUSE HOME & HOLIDAYHENINGTON HOUSE HOME & HOLIDAYinteractive FB Group Pageinteractive FB Group Pageinteractive FB Group PageBy: Lilyth Hansen | Henington House
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated every year on March 17th during the Christian season of Lent and on the anniversary of the patron saint of Ireland's death. St. Patrick was brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He escaped his enslavement but returned to Ireland, bringing Christianity with him to its people. The mythology of his life has been ingrained in Irish culture in the years following his death; one of the most noticeable stories being the significance of the shamrock. It is told that St. Patrick used to teach the Irish about the Holy Trinity using the clover. Today, parades and celebrations are held to remember and celebrate St. Patrick and Irish culture. Many around the world celebrate by wearing green. Take a look at some of our favorite green plants this St. Patrick's Day! A Brief History of St. Patrick's Day
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TheTheThe Loving GodLoving GodLoving Godof Lentof Lentof LentJoel 2:12-14Joel 2:12-14Joel 2:12-14 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord,“Yet even now,” declares the Lord,“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart,“return to me with all your heart,“return to me with all your heart,with fasting, with weeping,with fasting, with weeping,with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;”and with mourning;”and with mourning;”Writtten by Chancellor StrangeWrittten by Chancellor StrangeWrittten by Chancellor Strange
In my early years of following Christ, spiritual droughts wereIn my early years of following Christ, spiritual droughts wereIn my early years of following Christ, spiritual droughts were often caused by believing the lie that our heavenly Father is first andoften caused by believing the lie that our heavenly Father is first andoften caused by believing the lie that our heavenly Father is first and foremost a judge itching for retribution. Over years of growth, I haveforemost a judge itching for retribution. Over years of growth, I haveforemost a judge itching for retribution. Over years of growth, I have come to be quicker in humbling myself before the Lord followingcome to be quicker in humbling myself before the Lord followingcome to be quicker in humbling myself before the Lord following temptation. This is largely due to Biblical passages such as this onetemptation. This is largely due to Biblical passages such as this onetemptation. This is largely due to Biblical passages such as this one found in Joel. Theses concise words echo prophetic tradition,found in Joel. Theses concise words echo prophetic tradition,found in Joel. Theses concise words echo prophetic tradition, reminding us that the Lord will have nothing to do with thereminding us that the Lord will have nothing to do with thereminding us that the Lord will have nothing to do with the caricature of a God chomping at the bit to give punishing orders.caricature of a God chomping at the bit to give punishing orders.caricature of a God chomping at the bit to give punishing orders. Instead, Joel describes our Father's true nature as "Instead, Joel describes our Father's true nature as "Instead, Joel describes our Father's true nature as "eager eager eager to relentto relentto relent and not punish," even with final judgement eminent. Joel imploresand not punish," even with final judgement eminent. Joel imploresand not punish," even with final judgement eminent. Joel implores Israel to repent, calling to memory Yahweh revealing Himself toIsrael to repent, calling to memory Yahweh revealing Himself toIsrael to repent, calling to memory Yahweh revealing Himself to Moses as "merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding inMoses as "merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding inMoses as "merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness" (Exodus 34:6). God most clearlysteadfast love and faithfulness" (Exodus 34:6). God most clearlysteadfast love and faithfulness" (Exodus 34:6). God most clearly reveals these characteristics through His putting on flesh andreveals these characteristics through His putting on flesh andreveals these characteristics through His putting on flesh and receiving on receiving on receiving on HimselfHimselfHimself the punishment for our sins. Jesus' life, death, the punishment for our sins. Jesus' life, death, the punishment for our sins. Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, along with the the giving of His Spirit, leave noand resurrection, along with the the giving of His Spirit, leave noand resurrection, along with the the giving of His Spirit, leave no doubtdoubtdoubt that a humble, penitent heart will always be met with loving,that a humble, penitent heart will always be met with loving,that a humble, penitent heart will always be met with loving, open arms. Joel also describes how we should see our sin in lightopen arms. Joel also describes how we should see our sin in lightopen arms. Joel also describes how we should see our sin in light such a merciful and compassionate God. Our Lord has no interest insuch a merciful and compassionate God. Our Lord has no interest insuch a merciful and compassionate God. Our Lord has no interest in merely the merely the merely the outwardoutwardoutward signs of grief encapsulated in the Hebrew signs of grief encapsulated in the Hebrew signs of grief encapsulated in the Hebrew practice of tearing one's clothes. The Lord instead longs for apractice of tearing one's clothes. The Lord instead longs for apractice of tearing one's clothes. The Lord instead longs for a display of genuine display of genuine display of genuine inwardinwardinward grief for our waywardness - the "tearing" grief for our waywardness - the "tearing" grief for our waywardness - the "tearing" of our heart. Lent is the season in which we, as children of God of our heart. Lent is the season in which we, as children of God of our heart. Lent is the season in which we, as children of God through Christ's sacrifice and the outpouring of the Spirit, exposethrough Christ's sacrifice and the outpouring of the Spirit, exposethrough Christ's sacrifice and the outpouring of the Spirit, expose our genuine grief over sin through both outward and especiallyour genuine grief over sin through both outward and especiallyour genuine grief over sin through both outward and especially inward expressions. We as the church face our waywardness in thisinward expressions. We as the church face our waywardness in thisinward expressions. We as the church face our waywardness in this season knowing that we have nothing to fear going before ourseason knowing that we have nothing to fear going before ourseason knowing that we have nothing to fear going before our Father with heart torn, as we will be met with mercy and compassionFather with heart torn, as we will be met with mercy and compassionFather with heart torn, as we will be met with mercy and compassion beyond our imagination.beyond our imagination.beyond our imagination.
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