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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Weeding Parable #2: The Weeds Don’t Stop So Keep Weeding

The little leaves of weeds seem so harmless but they are so numerous! I know what it is like to stand in the hot sun with sweat rolling down my face, wondering if I really want to continue removing these tiny weed seedlings as the growing season continues. Likewise, evil… Continue reading

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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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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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Blooming Out of Season

The northeast region of United States has a distinctive Fall and Winter. By December the trees are bare and the nights a cool or cold. On occasion we get a period of warm weather. It does not wake most of the trees except for those especially responsive to a warm… Continue reading

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