8 thoughts on “Molly Bee

  1. I have visited Molly Bee many times a day and into the early eve. You might ask is it always Molly Bee? I don’t know but it seems to be.

    Molly Bee seems so still and focused. My presence with my iPhone taking photos doesn’t seem to bother her at all. I really can’t even tell what is happening as I watch. But, on my return trips I’m aware the sunflower has changed.

    I started thinking how neat is Molly Bee? So still but so powerful in her stillness. I opened my mind and heart to God hoping to be effective like Molly Bee. Holy Spirit what must I do and be to be effective. WOW I begin to think on many ways to be in order to please God.

    This one was a winner for my day as I obeyed and took a seat in a rocker in my beautiful garden and found how to be at perfect piece. Would you like the recipe?

    Here we go… “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalms 46:10). God told me to be still and He would be exalted among the nations. I tried but I rocked a bit!😇 Do you think my gentle rocking disqualified my being still? 😇

    And, be kind when grumpy neighbor goes by!

    Awe! The life of a bee! 🐝

    1. Be prayerful! The basic meaning of the name Molly means ‘bitter’ and comes from the Biblical spice myrrh which when tasted is bitter. However, when this same spice is used to anoint something in order to offer it up on an altar to God and then burnt, it releases a sweet smelling aroma, which is very pleasing to God.

      Molly Bee is teaching me!

  2. What a beautiful picture and example to go along with your recipe, Sara. The “power in the stillness” and prayerfulness accomplishing so much and also giving peace should get 5 stars.

    You asked, “Do you think my gentle rocking disqualified my being still?” According to what you wrote about Molly Bee and her “powerful stillness”, I would think not. She seems to have a gentle rock also…
    “Molly Bee lives there
    Molly Bee plays there
    Molly Bee tatters there
    Molly Bee pollinates there”

  3. Thanks for sharing the beautiful picture above, and your quiet time in your garden, Sara. When I saw Molly and read about her here, it reminded me of a retreat a few years back. I believe I recall learning about “worker bees”? 🐝 I may need to pull that retreat book out again and see what I can reread on these “worker bees.” If I remember correctly, I believe they were steady with their work? 🤔

    1. I took my advice and pulled out our retreat book. In lesson 3 of our book-“ The Bee of Blossoming-Exploding Beauty”, page7. Sara writes, “ don’t neglect stirring up your gift. God says that your gift has been imparted to you by the Holy Spirit. No man gave it to you and no man can take it away. It is solely yours to work.“Bee a worker bee.”…..” you have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from you.(2Corinthians 4:7)” hum.. 🤔 if we stay steady like Molly bee 🐝 and her friends 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝….. and like Sara says in the book…”stir up the gift that is within you (2 Timothy 1:6) and watch what God will do,” then we may blossom-exploding beauty??🙏

  4. Great idea Tammy! 🐝 I will look for my Bee workbook and give it a garden spot so I can review and reminisce the joy of friends united to search for nuggets to inspire living life abundantly.

    I discovered a great drinking glass for my ice tea just yesterday as I sorta thru cabinets for summer use. While on Bee retreat in EDENTON (workbook Tammy mentioned) I purchased a pint handle jar, hand painted with bees and a turtle. Also, a few flowers were painted here and there.

    The inspiration I discovered then in finding this hand painted drinking glass in a little shop browsing after a lunch with study buds was awesome then and even more so now.

    Yes, Bees and maybe turtles being steady in their work seems to build inspiration of various degrees. Time, space, and sound centered on the main thing brings a divine light from my view.

    “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).“

    Imagine David of the Psalms writing what he was experiencing and feeling. He wrote, “among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God” (Psalm 86:8-10).

    David knew the Glory of God. He saw just how steady faithful mercy looks when viewed from the Light! A good read for miracles of light (Matthew 5:14-16.

  5. I stopped and chatted with Molly Bee and saw a few of her bee friends were visiting her also. I was amazed how they were so focused on their domain, the sunflowers they didn’t even notice me as far as I could tell.🐝🐝🐝🐝

    A short time later I heard Gigi, Dr Billy Graham’s daughter on a chat interview tell the story of a life lesson she learned from her father. She had attended a dinner in NY with him for those that had been on the cover of Time Magazine. She named a few well knowns that were there and said all walks of life including prostitutes to Presidents etc. Her Father had been at head table and she a few tables away. On their way home she was a bit upset and asked him how do we function in the world with people like some that were there? (You can hear more of Gigi family chats at The Cove)

    He said, “Gigi, we have been called to love, God convicts and judges.” WOW what is the greatest commandment of all? Matthew 22:37 has the answer, Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”

    I thought again about my Bee friends staying steady in their sunflower endeavors. Allowing me to watch, chat and enjoy my time with them yet I felt happy to move along to my daily chores thinking I feel very loved. Guess what I did to celebrate? Enjoyed honey and bread with my tea.

    I’v heard this love commandment many times before but it was heard at just the right time when my mind was blasting many world activities that just seems so contrary to what my faith might be telling me.

    Dr Graham was so timely, Gigi so timely, a very busy woman, 7 kids, 20 plus grands and a few great grands and a ministry, job etc (I think I got the numbers right) But, when asked to come out to a near by shop to speak for a few mins on a chat she did it without much time to comb her hair etc. I didn’t notice her hair, age, etc I heard wisdom words. The worker bees from a women’s retreat a few years back and my sunflower garden home of bees and Gigi’s non perfect life which I had read about had helped prepared my heart to hear and hopefully live the greatest commandment of all. It’s not my job to change people let them fly on and find the resources God has prepared to help change their hearts. Maybe it started with a Bee retreat. Lady Love a gospel singer was interviewing Gigi and convinced her to leave all and come and speak on a little iPhone chat. They had bonded from a women’s retreat years before.

    Look for the 🐝🐝🐝🐝

  6. Tammy and Sara thanks for mentioning and writing about the retreat Bee book. That inspired me to get it out this and do some reading and reviewing.

    One of the quotes Sara wrote in the book was from Pearl Buck. Tammy spoke about bees being steady in their work and Sara spoke about the need for order, “WOW I begin to think on many ways to be in order to please God.” The quote says: “Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.” Sara followed up by saying… “We all know the feeling of helplessness that lack of order brings to our lives and hives……Invite divine order in your life…”I’m going to journey in my terrain….”

    This sounds just like what Sara’s example was about her bees….”I was amazed how they were so focused on their domain, the sunflowers they didn’t even notice me as far as I could tell.”

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