Weed Parable #3: Weeding and Nurturing

The picture was taken this morning of my maturing garden. It is typical. The tomato plant has a crop that will ripen shortly. I still tend to the plant by pruning unwanted shoots and give it occasional ground work. Around the plant there are a few common weeds that are… 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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Weeds Have Value?

How can this be? Weeds have value? If you have ever planted a garden or planted something as small as a good-sized pot, weeds have a way of appearing. Please notice the little photo of a newly planted row of turnip greens. Everything looks fine, but it is not. A… 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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Parable of the Window

The window of a home is the creation of a builder. Once framed and set, the window provides light to the interior. If a window is left unattended, grime begins to cover a glass surface–both inside and outside. If the house is not kept, the lack of attention means the… Continue reading

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