Editor & Purpose


Welcome to godasagardener.com

As the site editor, participants should know I am a spiritual woman with a deep belief in God. Many friends would describe my Christian perspective as orthodox. I believe in the inspired, written word of God.

I am a retired professor, having taught at several universities across the country. My last full-time position was as a Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. Currently, I live in Roanoke, Virginia.  I am a Virginia Master Gardener and a Tree Steward.

This website/blog glorifies God within the context of earth as His garden, describes Bible  and other growing plants, and applies them to our Christian walk in the 21st century. On Creation day 3, God created vegetation, e.g., trees, herbs, flowers. On this site, the word plant will be used to encompass all types of vegetation.  God created plants right after He created the heavens (Day 2) and before He created the sun, moon, and stars (Day 4). This creative order demonstrates that God valued and had a purpose for the varied flora in our world. Our response to this creative process should first be love for the Creator and second a reverence for this earthly garden.

If you would like to see a full-size picture of the plant in the story, click on it and it will expand to fill the page.

The contents of this website including pictures are copyright. You may use the materials after getting permission from the editor. If you use the materials in your writings or presentations, properly cite the website.

I am looking forward to your responses to my blogs. I will try to initiate a new discussion about every other week.

Carolyn Adams Roth

37 responses to “Editor & Purpose

  1. hi, interesting site. i love how scripture uses trees to illustrate truths. i took note of your site as i was looking into the miracle of the bitter waters at marah. jentzen franklin has an interesting idea that this possibly illustrates that bitterness may get in the way of god’s healing power. anyway, i don’t see many references to roanoke – i used to live there, about 1 mile from north cross school. i am currently in phoenix.

    p staples

    • Paul, So sorry that there are no references to Roanoke. I live off of Ogdan road. Hope all is good in Phoenix.

      • paul staples

        hi – just in case, i didn’t mean references to roanoke in your work, just generally in the world at large. i wrote that poorly. life is good in phoenix and i’m betting it’s good there. my mom used to live near ogdan road. small world.

  2. Hi Dr. Roth,
    I found your website refreshing and an answer to prayer. I ordered 2 books today from your website. Your information is exactly what I was desiring in my personal Bible studies as well as possible support for a future manuscript. Thank you for your clear writing style. I look forward to learning more from you in the future. By the way, do you think you could sign the books for my collection?
    Thank you for your ministry
    Dr. Rhonda Davis
    facebook: Rhonda Davis, Author, Mental Muttering

  3. Carol Weigner Phillips

    Carolyn, I love your web site and look forward to learning more from it. Do you still have access to the burning bush plants you offered in the intro? As you know I plan to get our Biblical Garden in the ground this spring so on the search for plants. God bless you and your work.

  4. Hallo Carolyn
    Blessings from a balmy South Africa. What a lovely surprise when I “accidently” stumbled on your blog. I have had an urge to start a Biblical garden lately for people to come and rest and to pray. Our garden has ample space to grow a selection of Biblical plants with special meanings and the theme: My bride is an enclosed garden.
    We are custodians of a ministry that deals with broken people and injured souls. Our mission is to lead souls back to God where He will restore and heal the broken hearts and set the captives free. We also host teachings on pre marital counseling amongst many others. Thus a garden with Biblical plants and prophetic meanings is more than appropriate.
    Thank you for all the information you made available via your blog. You are making my research so much easier.
    Be blessed in abundance
    Nelani Sharpley

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