Digging Up Some Good Dirt In Dupont

I love a good analogy… especially when I can take a physical aspect of our lives and see a spiritual parallel.

I am a self-described Cub Scout when it comes to gardening. I have achieved some small victories, but I still have a lot to learn about growing food. I do know it takes good seed, soil, nutrients, care and patience. If you garden, you know it’s mind blowing what can grow from a tiny seed.

Recently in Dupont, I’ve been supportive in a different kind of planting: a church. It’s not near as simple as just adding water to a Chia pet.

I would define a church as a body of people with a common belief in God that gather together and encourage each other in the walk of life. And if you do it right, with God’s blessing it not only bears fruit, but vegetables, too.

So, a few dozen South Sound believers have been earnestly “preparing the soil” of this new church for several months. Making it ready to welcome the new seed, to nourish it, care for, and yes, have patience. Just like a garden, the end goal is not just have a garden, but to see and enjoy the fruit that comes forth.  The fruit of changed lives, grasping how much God sees and loves each of us.

So, as it turns out this Saturday evening at 6 pm (thankfully after the Seahawks game) the doors open at the Chloe Clark School for a group of “gardeners” anxious to love Dupont with a new church.

Who knows? Just maybe one day you’ll be inspired to join with others and plant one, too.

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  1. E.C. Henry posted on 01/08/2014 09:19 AM
    Great post Larry! Thanks for sharing. Too cool that you're involved with planting churches. I hope yours grows and thrives. God bless you.

    - E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA
    1. Larry Lomax posted on 01/08/2014 11:16 AM
      @E.C. Henry Thanks, EC... will see how I do as sound man this weekend.
  2. SLA posted on 01/08/2014 05:11 PM
    Thanks for sharing about the church plant you are involved in Larry. My husband and I were just wondering how Scott and Sam are and what they are up to these days!
    1. Larry Lomax posted on 01/08/2014 06:21 PM
      @SLA Thanks for the thumbs up. Scot appears to be thriving in the NE, for which he'll need thicker socks these days. Saw Sam recently and she was in fine form.
  3. JaK posted on 01/09/2014 11:39 AM
    Right on
  4. JaK posted on 01/09/2014 11:46 AM
    Are you insinuating that I've no inspiration in joining others?Do you and your friends have a monopoly on inspiration?
    1. Larry Lomax posted on 01/09/2014 12:35 PM
      @JaK There's no judgement intended at all, just encouragement for any of us to consider new possibilities should God provide a pathway. How we choose to interact with other Jesus followers is a matter of free will. Some may be led to participate in a church plant, and others not. God's love doesn't change.
  5. liz syms posted on 01/09/2014 02:13 PM
    I loved what you wrote larry and i believe that the Lord will be a huge blessing to you and all that will show up at the school. I know that many of us need to go out and do more "planting"ourselves, and I love the way you used the term Plant. I myself could do not have a breen thumb when it comes to planting a real garden, in fact i could kill a plastic plant, but thank God i have a spiritual "greenthunb" to plant Gods seed in others hearst. My prayer is for those who show up will be blessed more then they can think, and I know that many will continue , as you have stated, to "plant", a huge garden for Christ.
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