The site’s name was chosen in part by an inspirational illustration shared with us by Dr. David Jeremiah, Senior Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, just outside of San Diego. It is a story worthy of remembering and sharing as well.
In his autobiography, astronaut John Glenn described his years as a test pilot for the military. Once while flying the FJ-3, he entered the test area at an altitude eight miles above sea level. Suddenly his canopy seal burst and, at the same moment, his oxygen regulator went out. He switched to emergency backup, but that failed as well.
Glenn's eyesight deteriorated and large patches of black floated into his vision. His only hope was a small bottle of compressed oxygen in his parachute pack. Holding his breath, he put his plane into a steep dive while groping for the "little green apple," as it was called. Just as his lungs were about to burst and he was seconds from unconsciousness, he found the little bottle containing the precious oxygen, opened it, and inhaled deeply. That little green apple became Glennís "souvenir of survival."
Is your "little green apple" within arm's reach?
A good gardener doesn't necessarily have a green thumb, but definately has dirty knees.