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Hope of Harvest

Submission is the beginning of peace,
humility the beginning of wisdom,
repentance the beginning of healing. Continue reading

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Sprouted in Stone

Though a tree may sprout in stone, that is seldom a place of thriving. Yet, there is always hope when we choose wisely… Continue reading

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A Change in the Night

In the night, though,
the wind passed on,
leaving this quiet dawn of still branches
and gentle sky, Continue reading

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Purpose Driven Life

Spring has surged
so green and sudden
that the Bradford pears
have already gone
from bloom to leaf. Continue reading

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Summer Snow

These almost-lighter-than-air seeds of the cottonwood tree drift away, showing no sign of breeze. For four days or longer, there has been no stirring of the air, no fluttering of leaves. The seeds slide slowly to the earth in the oppressive heat, catch against an edge of turf, old posts or planks, whatever disrupts the smooth edge of the earth.

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A Slow Planting

This body is not the substance of our immortality but is rather its seed. And no seed can bear its fruit until it has been planted. Continue reading

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Heavy Soil

There are times, too, when words have no effect whatsoever, no matter how impassioned the plea or how tender the entreaty. Continue reading

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