Bouquets of Blessing: Creating Special Bouquets Using the Language of Flowers

Bouquets of Blessing: Creating Special Bouquets Using the Language of Flowers



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ISBN-13: 9780310977803
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 03/28/2000
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.81(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.55(d)

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Bouquets of Blessing

Creating Special Bouquets Using the Language of Flowers

Chapter One

Creating the Bouquet

Get a large, clear vase. Begin filling it with stems of pink lilies. Next add pink gladiolas. The stems of both should be about twelve to fifteen inches long. Work stems of heather in around the lilies. Add white chrysanthemums throughout the bouquet.


Clear vase

Meaning of Flowers

Chrysanthemum, white-Truth Gladiolus, many colors-Strength of character, generosity Lily, many colors-Majesty, resurrection Heather, pink, purple-Protection from danger

Thoughtful additions if available

Globe Amaranth-purpose, immortality, eternal love Sweet Woodruff-eternal life, rejoicing

Meaning of Bouquet

May you be filled with confidence and hope in the strength and truth of God's love and majesty. May he guide and protect you; love and generously bless you; and give you the security of eternal life. He is worthy of our devotion and our trust.

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them- the Lord, who remains faithful forever. Psalm 146:5-6

Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:10

"Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:14-16

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4

The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithful-ness and uprightness. He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever- holy and awesome is his name. Psalm 111:7-9

The lily bulb is buried deep within the dark, cold soil where it attracts no attention. It is dead to the rest of the world. But when the ground warms in the spring, a transformation begins. The bulb moves, the soil is pushed aside, and one day short green leaves push their way to the surface of the earth. The lily grows and puts forth a bud and then a pure white lily lifts its face to the sun. A man was buried deep within a dark, cold tomb. He was dead to the rest of the world. But as the third morning dawned, a transformation began. The earth shook, the stone before his tomb rolled aside, and the risen Jesus lifted his face to the Father. God is faithful in all things. In the same way that he is faithful to bring the lily from the ground in the spring, he was faithful to resurrect his Son so that we might have eternal life through him. Molly Detweiler

Creating the Bouquet

Gather a lot of perfect pansies from your garden and place them in a tiny silver vase. This whole bouquet is only six-inches tall and is the perfect thank you gift. (Spring, summer, early fall.)


Tiny Silver Vase

Pansies - can be obtained from your garden or from a nursery as plants.

Meaning of Flowers

Pansy, many colors-Loving thoughts, you occupy my thoughts

Thoughtful additions if available

Daisy Fleabane-thank you Mint-welcome, hospitality, warmth of feelings, wisdom Statice-remembrance, gratitude

Meaning of Bouquet

This bouquet comes with many thanks for all you are and for all you do. I think of you often and want to thank you for sharing with me out of the goodness of your heart!

Jesus said, "The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart." Luke 6:45

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. Romans 15:2

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you I always pray with joy. Philippians 1:3

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 106:1

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 2 Corinthians 9:9

Five thousand breathless dawns all new; Five thousand flowers fresh in dew; Five thousand sunsets wrapped in gold; One million snowflakes served ice cold; Five quiet friends; one baby's love; One white mad sea with clouds above; One hundred music haunted dreams Of moon drenched roads and hurrying streams; Of prophesying winds and trees; Of silent stars and browsing bees; One June night in a fragrant wood; One heart that loved and understood. I wondered when I waked at day, How-how in God's name-I could pay! Cortland W. Sayres


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Table of Contents

God is Faithful
Happy Birthday to You
For a Wonderful Mother
Thank You
Have a Lovely Day
Congratulations on Your Engagement
Happy Anniversary
I'm Grateful for Your Friendship
God Bless You in Your New Home
God Bless You
Blessings on Your Wedding
God Loves You
I Love You
Bless You on Your New Venture
Congratulations on Your New Baby
Wishing You Good Health
For My Friend
God Be with You
Congratulations on Your Performance
I'm Praying for You
Flowers Used in This Book

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