Care and Maintenance

Spiritually, are we checking ourselves daily for dryness? Are we watering the soil of our hearts with God’s Word and worship?

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Flowers need care and maintenance, just like we do.  Here are the instructions and tips listed on a plant that was given to me, about this care:

  • Check daily.
  • Water when soil is dry.
  • Soak thoroughly.
  • Keep looking fresh by removing damaged leaves or spent blooms.
  • Turn plants weekly for uniform growth and bloom.

Spiritually, are we checking ourselves daily for dryness?  Are we watering the soil of our hearts with God’s Word and worship?  Are we positioning ourselves thoroughly, to receive from the Living Water?   Do we rush through life without keeping ourselves fresh?  This takes time and discipline.  Care is necessary for us to bloom and blossom.

When our spirits seem damaged or our “blooms are spent,” (I like this phrase) are we taking the time to heal and the steps needed for repair?  Are we planting ourselves for growth?

As we prepare for the summer months, take care of yourself and maintain a good healthy growth cycle.  A good maintenance plan is not just for a season, but is for a lifestyle.  Whatever changes need to be made, make them.  This will produce a crop that is full of life and a thriving blossom.  The word “thriving” is defined as flourishing and prospering. When we maintain our souls and they are in good health, all else accompanies it!

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”  3 John 1: 2   

Continuing My Maintenance Plan,

Mary Beth Pecora

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About the Author

Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she and her husband serve at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. They continue to serve monthly in the Prayer Room at their home church that they have been a part of for almost forty years. In April of 2022 they both received their Ministry License and will pursue Ordination in the fall. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion, which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: