shine… bloom… live

Summer may be over, and the fall colors may still be a few weeks away, but this is still a beautiful time of the year here in Wake Forest. Somehow, despite the constrictions of time and my limitations as a gardener, stuff keeps growing, and the woods and plantings around our home own an indomitable …

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theology from a labradoodle and inspiration from a butterfly

(Note - I'm not sure about my "Meme of the Week" experiment. This blog may not be the right place for them. An alternative is simply to post the pictures directly to Facebook, and maybe my Twitter account, then simply let this blog be a blog. Any thoughts?") Two Memes: This week's photo-messages feature a labradoodle …

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meeting God in the garden

(Note - you can find a complete set of these photographs at my Facebook page) EDEN: I don't believe it's an accident that gardens are featured in so many pivotal moments in the biblical narrative. The story begins in the Garden of Eden; Jesus suffered the agony of choosing us in the Garden of Gethsemane, then ushered …

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moving forward – back to the garden

According to the calendar, it's May 26 and North Carolina is moving into the summer months. But I have the house wide-open again this morning, Rebekah and I enjoyed breakfast on the deck, and yesterday afternoon, after a few hours of gardening, we sat in the shade, listening to the leaves rustle and feeling the balm …

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listening to my herbs in the morning #writinglife

Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and …

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old structures with new vision

It's Mother's Day weekend. And so, given all the classic "take care of mom" options, what would you imagine my wife, Rebekah, would enjoy doing more than anything else on a beautiful North Carolina May Saturday? The answer - of course - is to work in the garden with her new shovel, pull out her …

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our theology of dirt (good soil)

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each …

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