Sunday’s In The South –

Autumn Splendor – Miniflora

A few things that challenged me this week:

“The tragedy of our time is that we’ve got it backwards. We’ve learned to love techniques and use people” – Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines…..

“Mobilizing others to want to do. People in positions of authority can get other people to do something because of the power they wield, but leaders mobilize others to want to act because of the credibility they have” – The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.


A few years ago we erected a cross and crown wall in the entry hall to our home.
It is a daily reminder to me that I am just “passing thru” and that my true reward is waiting elsewhere…….

Crosses & Crowns

Crosses & Crowns
By: Natalie Grant

For those who seek the face of God
For those who call the name of Christ
The road upon this earthly sod
Will one day lead to Paradise
We embrace the cross of Calvary
Pressing toward the prize we will receive

We’re waiting on new wings
Searching an old sky
Waiting for the day, we see Heaven coming down
There’s a Promiseland awaiting
But, there’s mercy in the meantime
While we’re walking on this ground
Between crosses and crowns

We stumble and we lose our way
We question what we’re doing here
Yet all the time we watch and pray
We’re wondering if the end is near
So He left us His amazing grace
Until we see Him face to face

We’re pilgrims on a mission field
Where the heart gets changed
And the soul gets healed
There’s a purpose in these shadowlands
Between the crowns of gold
And the nail-scarred hands

We’re waiting on new wings
Searching an old sky
Waiting for the day, we see Heaven coming down
There’s a Promiseland awaiting
But, there’s mercy in the meantime
While we’re walking on this ground
Between crosses and crowns

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Christopher R. VanCleave – America’s Favorite Rose Gardener Nicknamed "The Redneck Rosarian”, Chris VanCleave is passionate about gardening and growing roses. He is an active member of the Birmingham chapter of the American Rose Society, serving two terms as President. In 2007, he created the Rose Chat Podcast which has reached over a half a million listeners with news and information on growing on growing the world’s most beloved flower, the rose. He was a contributor to the 2015 Southern Living Gardening Book, has appeared on P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home television show and was featured in the June 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Locally, Chris serves as Chairman of the Helena Alabama Beautification Board where he has spearheaded efforts to create a sustainable landscape in one of the top one hundred places to live in the United States. His writing is seen at About.com and on his popular website; RedneckRosarian.com, where he chronicles his gardening adventures and explores an intrinsic mix of life, faith and gardening. An agent of change with over 20 years’ experience in process innovation, Mr. VanCleave is leading the charge to reinvigorate horticultural societies and helping them to reach their full potential in the social media age.
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  3. roseman7stan says:

    Fine post Chris. I am on the same page with you here. I had the Autumn Splendor rose too until this last winter. She did not come back for some reason and I still need to plant another one.

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