That's what I say to worry. So long, sucker! Who needs you?! No one. Worry is such a time waster! If you want to get in a rut, worry. If you want to get depressed, worry. If you want to accomplish nothing, worry. Clearly we do not need worry! What we need is to take the next step and keep moving forward.
I always tell people Jesus — the greatest teacher — uses flowers to teach me about life, and the list of things I've learned through flowers continues to grow! Hellebores taught me not to worry.
You see, when I was planning for Anna's wedding I really wanted hellebores. They are TOUGH to find in the wholesale trade. Possible, but the kind I wanted, mostly impossible. They have this wild, yet refined look about them, and that is exactly how I want my work to look — wild, yet refined. Naturally, I worried they wouldn't be blooming that early since March is really their big month! And even if they were, where was I going to find them? Well, I turned my worries into prayers, and man-oh-man, was the Lord ever delighted to provide an abundance for us! I'm thankful for that. When he calls you to do something he always provides enough.
"Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry (Philippians 4:6)."
This lush, hellebore arrangement was for our booth at the High Country Wedding Expo last Sunday, and it was another reminder to turn my worries into prayers. Picking up and moving a baby business to a new place I knew nothing about was scary, but friends, the Lord has always let me know what the next step is and I just keep walking, one step at a time...
Press on, and enjoy this good anthem for us as we journey on together!
PS! Next week I'm going to the Flowerwild workshop in Palm Springs with Kate Holt and Jose Villa. So follow me on instagram now! I'm going to be clogging up your feed with tons of gorgeous images!!!! @kelly_perry