Welcome to guest blogger, speaker, and author Beth K. Vogt

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish novelist



You ever have one of those days when you crawl into bed and think, “I didn’t accomplish anything today?”

That’s because you’re thinking “harvest,” not “seed.”

When you’re all about the harvest, you’re thinking way-too-far down the road. You’re not allowing time to play out in your life …. or someone else’s life … You’re all about now.

Not every day is a “harvest” day. Some days are  meant for planting seeds. That conversation you had with a friend that seemed to go nowhere?

A seed.

That power struggle with your teenager that ended with yet another “no matter what, I love you” hug?

A seed.

That time in prayer when you interceded at the throne of grace and mercy … and strained to hear a yes … or a no …. and heard nothing?

A seed.

It’s good to remember that before the harvest come the seeds … and one is just as valuable as the other.

In Your Words: As you start your week, are you thinking about harvests or seeds?


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Beth K. Vogt

Welcome to guest blogger, speaker, and author Beth K. Vogt

Beth K. Vogt’s novel, Wish You Were Here, debuts this May. Beth is a nonfiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force physician (now retired and in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” She writes contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us. Connect with Beth at her website, bethvogt.com or follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

This post originally appeared on Beth's blog February 27, 2012.


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