Rome Federated Garden Clubs, Inc. is a charitable and
educational corporation whose objective is to coordinate the
interests of area garden clubs. Our mission is to promote
civic and environmental responsibilities, provide resources
for our member clubs and encourage the love of gardening and
floral design. The organization is comprised of nine clubs
and one affiliate.
Federated Garden Clubs, Inc.
Father, creator of all our
expressions of beauty and of our love for this land, You
give us each day our remembrance of our heritage, for it was
in the Garden that you chose to bring us life and life more
abundantly. For with the design of your brush, you painted
the joyous picture we enjoy in all the seasons.
You have given
your blessings for all to enjoy. However, though the fig
tree may not blossom, nor fruit is on the vines, the produce
of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock
be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the
stalls, yet we will rejoice in the Lord, we will joy in the
God of our deliverance.
God, the Lord, is
our strength: He makes our feet like deer feet; He makes us
tread upon our high places. We enjoy the sun that makes the
day bright and the moon that lights our way at night. The
birds will sing and the bee will make its honey. Though the
wind may blow and rustles the treeís leaves, we know not
where it comes nor do we know where it goes. However, we
know where the glory of the land lies and we give praise to
our Heavenly Father.
So we ask, our
Lord, that you keep our soul quiet --- for just a moment ---
so that we may hear the sound of shuffling sandal feet upon
our heart; the touch of angelís wings upon our shoulders;
and hear the mighty voice of our Father in our ears as we
seek our all-powerful Savior from the Garden of Eden to this
By: Dr. John Barnett,
Th.D., August 2011