With the harvest season upon us, we are enjoying the flavors of fall and getting ready to gather together with our families and friends to share a Thanksgiving feast - celebrating and giving thanks for all of the abundance in our lives.
Fall is also a time of contemplation and slowing down. The days are cooling off, the leaves are falling and it’s time to prepare for the big transition into winter (especially for those of us here in Montana).
Most of us have heard the phrase, “You reap what you sow!” Maybe you can relate, but I always understood that to mean something like, “The seeds you plant will grow”; assuming that I could inherently expect a certain amount of results, no matter how small of an act I made. While I think that’s a beneficial thing to think about (because consequences are real), I’ve recently realized that I have missed an essential part of that lesson for most of my life…
The phrase comes from a verse out of the Bible, Galatians 6:7-9, “…for whatever one sows, that will he also reap… And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up,”
Here’s what I found that changed my perspective: The word, “sow” in Hebrew means, “to yield, conceive or to bare”. According to this translation, sowing is significantly more involved than what I had always thought. Instead, it’s the process of yielding in order to get the results you desire. It requires continuous tending to; nurturing, perseverance and faith to reap from the seeds you plant... not just a haphazard scattering of seeds that might bring you something beneficial (or not) one day. That last part of the verse says it all, "...if we do not give up".
Here at Mountain Arts Pottery, we have had plenty of changes and exciting projects our team has been working very hard on. We’ve been “sowing” our seeds and a year later than anticipated, we are FINALLY launching our Elements Line this month!
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With all things considered, it's a lot of work and we are constantly humbled by what Dave and Jennie have built over the years and it's undeniable how much their faith propelled this business into what it is today.
What fruits are you harvesting this year or are there some seeds you are sowing right now for the next chapter? How are you tending to them? We’d love to hear from you!
As always, thank you for being here with us and making this wonderful ride that much more full and incredible…
Retail Store Manager
Mountain Arts Pottery
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