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Consider the lilies

By Lisa Owens

I took a walk.

It was raining.

The rain saturated the ground.

The ground soaked the roots;

The roots of grasses and flowers and trees.

The grasses did not seem to be worried; they sprouted pale green baby shoots.

The flowers were unconcerned; they sprouted buds of fuchsia, white and blue.

The trees? Business as usual; they opened branches wide to accept the sunlight after the rain.

(Matthew 6:27-29 KJV

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.)

By Lisa Owens. Mother. Dog Rescuer. Writer. Turning lemons into Tipsy Mermaid Lemonade.

She can be reached at

Tipsy Mermaid Lemonade


1 handful of ice

½ cup lemonade

1 ½ ounces white rum

Splash blue curacao

Fresh lemon slices for garnish


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