Tool Care

Tool Care

How grungy, muddy, and rusty are your garden tools? Do you leave them out in the elements? Are the cutting ones not so sharp anymore? The winter months are the ideal time to take stock of your tools.

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In a Vise-grip

In a Vise-grip

Looking back on this last year, I’m still struggling with being thankful for situations and people whose tenacious grips keep me in a repetitive wrestling match. I want to break free and hear God’s blessing.

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Perennial Care in January

Perennial Care in January

Yes, perennial gardens do need care in January with planning, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, pest control, and pruning. Bundle up and enjoy the invigorating gardening experience in the middle of winter.

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If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments

If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments

There’s nothing quite like a clear cold winter night out in the country. My hand stretched out one step in front of me is blanketed by velvety darkness. The dark is so dark that it is like a separate present companion, not just a state of atmosphere.

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“Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”

“Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”

I heard, really heard for the first time the words of a familiar Christmas Carol, “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem.” The specific words which grabbed my attention were, “Our hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”

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Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow

What can you serve to drop-in guests during the holidays, to carolers on your door step, to your neighbors, on your dessert buffet, or at your church potluck that everyone, I mean everyone devours? Puppy chow, that’s what!

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Bible Translation

All Bible passages are from New English Translation

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