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If Everything Is Coming up Roses, What About All the Thorns? (standard:humor, 904 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 13 2015Views/Reads: 879/538Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Just like a rose bush, life has its share of thorns. Between those thorns are roses, which make the thorns worthwhile.
 



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At this point, my good wife took over and began a very technical
conversation about the roses she wanted for our backyard. I tried to 
keep up, but I was so confused and I am not sure I understood exactly 
what they were talking about. 

Before I could figure it all out, we were loading all of these pots with
sticks onto a shopping cart and headed for the checkout counter. 
Looking at me my wife said, “You do have your credit card, don't you?” 

Still in a maze, I pulled out my credit card and in short time we were
headed for my truck to load all of these pots in the back. 

When we got home, we began the arduous task of transferring the sticks
from the pots into our backyard. The only thing I could see were the 
thorns and they seem to like my hands. I know where the red comes from, 
it's my blood. 

Several weeks later, my wife came running into the house very excited
and said, “Come and see the roses.” 

Much to my surprise on these sticks were these little rosebuds between
all the thorns. I wondered where all those roses came from. 

James, in his epistle, sets the stage for this. “My brethren, count it
all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the 
trying of your faith worketh patience” (James 1:2-3). 

Just like a rose bush, life has its share of thorns. Between those
thorns are roses, which make the thorns worthwhile. 


   


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