Dear Lord, I ask you this morning to stay with me today. I will connect with you as I’m pulling Ivy from a garden bed. A bit of hard work as it has spread its roots over the last twenty years in the spot where I am digging. Ivy is invasive and never gives up. It can crawl everywhere. I can believe my love for you is like an Ivy stem, always looking for a new bit of soil t to attach myself too. I will always be spreading myself and reaching out to be planted in you and circling myself around you. For you are my strength, my grounding and my growth. I will always grow for your greater glory. Amen