Monthly Archives: April 2013

Weeds: Just get the roots

When digging weeds, one of my gardening friends, John Toplensky, always says, “Don’t worry about the tops just get the roots.” This funny, but true, statement is very true when it comes to sin in our lives. From the beginning … Continue reading

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Serving with love

The picture of Jesus washing the feet in of the disciples in John 13 is a powerful one indeed. But what are we to learn from it that would impact us deeply and move us toward growing in Christlikeness? Jesus … Continue reading

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Devotions from the Garden – Weeds (Part 2)

One day as I was working in the garden at Capernwray Harbour Bible school, a profound thought came to me as I worked. I was asked to remove a yellow yarrow plant that become overgrown and invasive. It was growing … Continue reading

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Devotions from the Garden: Weeds – Part of the Curse

When mankind sinned, part of the curse came a five-letter word that for a gardener is a four-letter word…WEEDS! Everything from deep-rooted thistle to seed spreading chickweed, from sprawling buttercups to invasive quack grass – weeds are a source of … Continue reading

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Devotions from the Garden – Biblical Gardens

Gardens have been places of inspiration, beauty, tranquility, reflection, refuge, sorrow, mystery and hope. Many artists such as Van Gogh and Monet found inspiration for their works in gardens. Poets like Robert Frost or Emily Dickinson and so many others … Continue reading

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