Category: garden

Love is also an English Garden

  My soul, praise the Lord!     Every part of me, praise his holy name!  My soul, praise the Lord     and never forget how kind he is!  He forgives all our sins     and heals all our sicknesses.  He saves us from the grave,     and he gives us love and compassion. – Psalm 103: 1-4 GARDEN OVERWHELM:…

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pause on this lenten journey

Spring here in Wake Forest can make a spectacular display. But for now the shift from winter – early this year – is more that of subtle promise. Days like today make for refreshing pause on this Lenten journey. Early budding on the hydrangea; a hint of lilac amidst the still barren tree-scape; helleborus; berries on the corner nandina;…

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the birds of Wake Forest

It’s a cold, “wintery-mix” Monday morning here in Wake Forest. Rebekah and I have been drinking hot tea and looking out of the big bay window in the kitchen, enjoying the beautiful array of birds visiting our feeder. She’s been using binoculars and looking at the bird books (we’re still trying to learn North Carolina’s bird…

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listening to leaves fall

[God] has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. – Ephesians 1:9-10 One of the things I especially like about fall…

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let it rain

Rain = Life The story of these past few days here in North Carolina has been one of rain, clouds, rain, and more rain. We need it; when it’s too dry we worry we’ll never see it again; it’s one of the essential necessities for the presence of life; yet we complain when we don’t get it on…

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