Time to work the soil & plant seeds

Paul Tiendeno at the theology school in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. They not only teach theology but farming to help the pastors feed their families while they minister as bi-vocational pastors. (Photo By: Stanley Leary)
[NIKON D2X, 18.0-50.0 mm f/2.8, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 100, 1/320, ƒ/5, (35mm = 27)]

I am thinking about Chauncey Gardiner, the main character in Jerzy Kosinski’s classic novel, “Being There.” He said, “As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden. … There is much to be done during the winter, I must start the seeds for the spring, I must work the soil.”

Right now I am making the most of my time by doing projects to show my skills in storytelling.

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

2 Corinthians 9:6
In the bush village of Sabtenga, the oldest man in a hat was Musanai Zemnai, the Chief of the Young People, who welcomes the group. Here he is holding up peanuts, which the Bissa people group is known for growing. (photo by: Stanley Leary) [NIKON D2X, AF Zoom 18-50mm f/2.8G, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 400, 1/400, ƒ/2.8, (35mm = 75)]

Every day I wake up and look for something I can do. One of the ways I have been keeping myself busy was doing videos to help businesses and organizations message out about what they are doing during this pandemic.

While the actual amount of time will depend on your business and circumstances, for a small to medium-sized business, a strong content marketing strategy generally takes between six and nine months to yield real results. I have also heard six to eighteen months as well as a realistic time to see a return on your investment.

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.

1 Corinthians 3:6-7

I am reminded through scripture that throughout history you can only do what you can control, your actions. You cannot be a puppet master and control others or God. You do what you can and must realize much is out of your hands.

A woman carries a load on her head in the bush village of Sabtenga, Burkina Faso. (photo by: Stanley Leary) [NIKON D2X, 18.0-50.0 mm f/2.8, Mode = Aperture Priority, ISO 400, 1/320, ƒ/5.6, (35mm = 27)]

I am doing videos to help my neighbors in Roswell, GA. These are my seeds.

What are your seeds? Are you working in your garden?

Here are a few videos I have done this past week.