Ordinary to Extraordinary


The plant with the beautiful orange flowers was given to me as a starter piece many years ago by my mom-in-law. She got her first piece from her mom and I am not sure how far back this plant really goes. I have given pieces to my children so they can also enjoy them.

I found out it is a Clivia and it blooms once a year around Easter (at least that is how mine seems to bloom). 

This plant always reminds me of our lives….most of the time we just do ordinary, everyday things–plain green leaf kind of things. 

Every so often, we are called to be extraordinary–to bloom with a beauty, a radiance, a daring to be more than what we think we are. A call to be obedient to our Father and step away from the plain green leaf existence of our normal, daily lives.

Listen for that nudge, hear the call and take that first step of obedience and see what extraordinary thing He will do…..even if it only happens once a year.


 Faith is taking the first step
even when you can’t see the whole staircase.
– Martin Luther King Jr.

23 thoughts on “Ordinary to Extraordinary

  1. Maureen Helen says:

    Thank you for the idea of the ‘plain green existence of our lives’, Faye.
    There’s something spiritual and miraculous about ordinary, everyday living, just as there is in the life that flows in green leaves. Your image of clivia is very beautiful, but without the green leaves the blossoms could not exist. Much food for meditation in this short passage. Thank you again.
    Happy Easter season!

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  2. Ame says:

    priceless. we tend to think that just being the green leaf is redundant and not of value, but if we were never just the green leaf, we would not also be able to be the beautiful flower 🙂 … i love this 🙂

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  3. jenidriscoll says:

    Beautiful! Both the flower and what you say. I have one of those plants and never knew what it was called. Just that every springtime, it blooms bright orange flowers and is so pretty. So nice to see you on the blog, thanks for stopping by my site. I’ve been away from blogging for a while and nice to connect again! Take care, Jeni

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