A Lenten Look at Trees: Tamarisk

A Lenten Look at Trees: Tamarisk

tamarisk tree detail from Maui HI

A Lenten Look at Trees features seven tree species, a sweeping journey from the Garden of Eden to palm’s Sunday prominence, preparing our hearts for the day Jesus hung on a tree. Some trees along the way may be well-suited for your garden; others may be more suitable the table, their fruits found easily in […]

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A Lenten Look at Trees: Oak

acorns grow oak trees

A Lenten Look at Trees features seven tree species, a sweeping journey from the Garden of Eden to palm’s Sunday prominence, preparing our hearts for the day Jesus hung on a tree. Some trees along the way may be well-suited for your garden; others may be more suitable the table, their fruits found easily in […]

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A Lenten Look at Trees: Olive

olive tree still life Rogers Garden CA

A Lenten Look at Trees features seven tree species, a sweeping journey from the Garden of Eden to palm’s Sunday prominence, preparing our hearts for the day Jesus hung on a tree. Some trees along the way may be well-suited for your garden; others may be more suitable the table, their fruits found easily in […]

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A Lenten Look at Trees: Fig

Mark 13:28 fig leaves budding on a garden tree

March 1st marks the beginning of Lent, a 40 day time of reverence and repentance in preparation for the Easter celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Lent is more than just giving up our favoite treats, indulgences, or comfort, however—we must guard against a dutiful relationship with the Lord. We must keep ourselves from a […]

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A Garden Plant Named Desire

caper flower and new bud forming

This Valentines week, let your desire be your guide in dreaming of plants for your garden. In fact, in the Bible, desire IS a plant, a horticultural allusion that rewards those who dig into God’s Word from a gardener’s point of view. Meanings not apparent to the regular reader reveal surprisingly flirtatious insight to the […]

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Garden Broth

garden broth-copper soup pot in the garden

Welcome back to the Garden in Delight blog! Click here for the official Groundhog’s Report! This time of year, with chilling temperatures steeped in spring’s arrival, gardeners are eager to get back to gardening, dreaming of the days abundant harvests fill the dinner table. In the meantime, with a ways to go before seeds sprout and produce matures for […]

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Happy Old Year!

happy old year in a field of heart-kissed clovers

When was the last time you compared pictures of your garden, spring to fall? or year to year? I am always astounded at the growth (and at my forgetfulness!) whenever I come across photos of an earlier snapshot of my garden. What encouragement! If such transformations have already taken place, how much more will the […]

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First Day of Winter

fisrt day of winter roses and devotions

The calendar has caught up with the snow cover, and today is the first day of winter—also the last day of the year to have so little light! Darkness ushers us indoors before dinnertime; may we be encouraged to devote longer evening hours to searching the Lord’s stillness. Enjoy an excerpt from God’s Word for […]

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Birds & Evergreen Branches

bird nest decorates a Christmas tree

With the winter upon us and most of the leaves fallen, evergreen branches remain faithful to shelter and protect our feathered garden friends. Don’t the birds seem to dart and zip about the chilly sanctuary in joyful, happy liveliness?! They live in the garden’s trees all year, but somehow escape notice, I suppose, upstaged by […]

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Magnificence in the Manger Scene

old family manger scene

And this is my prayer for us, dear Gardeners, on the first of December: May the beautiful, ancient Christmas story glitter with something new. May a facet of the story—the timing, the relationships, a precious detail, perhaps—catch our eye, our heart, kindling deeper devotion. May a dimension open up, take our breath away, and draw […]

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