Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

When The Winds Are Strong
If your life is windy these days-
winds of change, winds of adversity,
or maybe the contstant winds of demands and expectations
that leave you feeling well...
windblown-take heart.
As my mother used to say,
"The roots grow deep when the winds are strong."
Charles R. Swindoll

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This is a good reminder, Ginger. As the winds cause tree roots to be deeper and stronger I believe the winds we endure cause our roots to go deeper. There are a lot of strong winds out there.

April 4, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Hi Ginger,
I so enjoy Chuck Swindoll !!! This is so true!1 Thank you for sharing.

April 5, 2009 at 12:04 AM

I have many books by Charles Swindoll. When he preached in Fullerton I got over to hear him preach a couple of times. I have many of his sermons on tapes. He is one of my favorites. So as you can imagine, I like almost everything he says. Thanks for posting this.

April 5, 2009 at 12:20 AM

I love Chuck Swindoll. Thanks!


Sheila :-)

April 5, 2009 at 12:53 AM

A great little poem with such great meaning!

Have a glorious Palm Sunday...Kathy

April 5, 2009 at 2:41 AM

We need to be deeply rooted in His Word. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

April 5, 2009 at 9:32 AM

With so many winds in everyone's life~ what a kind reminder.

Lovely saying of your mother~ she was right.


P.S. my word verification to post my comment was~ sailor...ummmmm

April 5, 2009 at 10:26 AM

Hi Ginger,
I love Chuck Swindoll! Good reminder of how our roots of faith grow deeper and stronger in the storms of life, just like the roots of a great tree in its storm. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your Sunday.


April 5, 2009 at 12:13 PM

What a wonderful poem. So true, if we root ourself in the word then those storms of life may bend us a little, but we will not break.

Thanks for sharing.



April 5, 2009 at 2:41 PM

There are many winds going in peoples' lives today through circumstances! We learn best from the battles not from the mountain tops! Love Chuck Swindoll! Thanks for sharing. Lu

April 5, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Thank you for reminding me of this. Have a wonderful day!

April 5, 2009 at 5:58 PM

What a wonderful poem, I use to enjoy listening to Chuck Swindoll. Unfortunately because of where I live I don't get the chistian radio, I'll have to see if I can hear it via the net.
Have a wonderful Sunday, Ginger :)

April 5, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I just read that poem the other day and thought it was so lovely. It reminds me of that that saying....What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger.

April 6, 2009 at 9:53 AM

Ginger... beatuiful words you've shared today.

wishing you a blessed Holy Week and joyful Easter...


April 6, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Man--a good point for today---it is really windy here in SC today---gusty winds around 30 miles an hour. I had to put my umbrella on my patio down. My wind chimes are a chiming! The weeds I put by the curb have blown back into the yard.

My hubby and I have had lots of winds of stress blowing our way lately. I surely hope our roots will go deeper!!

April 6, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Hi Ginger,
Don't you just LOVE Chuck Swindoll? I have read most of his books - he is such an inspirational writer.
Thank you for sharing that today!
Blessings to you,

April 7, 2009 at 6:27 AM

Thanks - that is so true, judith

April 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM

This is so true, Ginger! Hard times will cause us to dig deeper into our faith to "hold on."

Blessings to you on SS,

April 9, 2009 at 3:51 PM

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