Blackberries, Raspberries, and Fruit of the Spirit

It is almost time for the wild blackberries and raspberries to bloom where I live. The plants are still tender; their thorny stalks are hardening. There have been wild berries since Creation, although the Fall (of man) due to sin yielded some changes that made growing, tending, and harvesting fruit… Continue reading

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Water for Life: A Parable from the Desert

We are with friends at the edge of the Mojave Desert. Only miles away the coastal mountains cause moisture to uplift and eventually yield precipitation. The air is too dry above the desert, however, so clouds pass over and might provide a sprinkle but rarely any more. Even in the… Continue reading

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Winter Training

The Author of creation uses his very handiwork to teach lesson upon lesson. Some ways of the Kingdom, however, seem hard but yield wonderful fruit for those with a heart to know him. One such lesson is the cycle of seasons for fruit trees that includes pruning. Consider the image… Continue reading

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Pruning Parable

There is a period in the late Fall when a mature orchard gets a lot of work. The pruning process is absolutely essential. Most folks, however, seem to have this concept of a litte snip here and a little snip there works just fine to get things right. Not so. Take… Continue reading

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