Yesterday did turn out to be a wonderful gardening day and a lesson day. As I met with one of our pastors for lunch the conversation turned to men loving men. He is a very demonstrative man and easily tells men he loves them–including me. When I told him of my recent counseling and awakening to the truth that men can love men without any sexual thought, I asked him to talk with me about this topic. I literally asked, “What goes through your mind when you are telling a man you love him?” “What is your motivation to do this–say this?” It was a good lesson for me to listen to what genuine love sounds like and feels like from the one who loves. In truth, it sounded just like the way I feel towards my grandsons and many of my own friends. The fear that I’ve had all my life of men loving to coerce into sex is definitely a lie from Satan himself. I’m actually looking forward to finding God’s peace in this topic which has already begun.
The good thing for today is it is much like yesterday. I did get most of the raspberries pruned and I also got one of the blackberry patches cleared. (I need now to make a trip to the dump as this patch being an old one, had much hog wire in it which I want to clean out. Then, when this is done I can plant my new asparagus patch! God is good and He gives us these times when our hearts are taking delight. I know I’m not going to have a large crowd of people relating to this, but this is one of my loves!