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Reflections on Faith in Gardening

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Early this year I started several seeds under grow lights in my house. I planned in advance what I wanted to add to my flower beds and what vegetables I would start from seed rather than buying starts at a nursery. I planted the seeds in small starter pods and checked them each day to see what had germinated. Once they started growing a little, I moved each plant to a larger pot to continue growing. As I transplanted the new starts to bigger, four-inch pots, I noticed several things about...

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When the Going Gets Tough

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But where do they go? Our responses to trouble vary as much as we do. When life treats us harshly, be it as a consequence of our choices or not, we really do have options in how we handle it. We can complain. The Bible tells us to bring our worries to God. He cares for us and has shoulders big enough to carry our burdens. (1 Peter 5:7) We can run away from our troubles in an attempt to avoid or deny them. While we may try to...

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Faith in the Unseen

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Faith is a funny thing. Hebrews 11:1 explains faith as believing something we cannot see Yet I’ve found that, over time, my faith in God has become less of believing in the unseen and more of an experience of a pattern of faithfulness. I’ll try to explain. A friend once suggested to me that faith is kind of like sitting in a chair. We confidently take a seat because we have sat in chairs so many times and they have held us. What’s more, we have watched so many other people...

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