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Have a Happy Thanksgiving

thanksgiving wheat and vine harvest

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!! From our home garden to yours, we thank you for being our readers and gardeners. You are a blessing in our lives! We are grateful to grow a community of those who love to see the Lord and his wisdom in the land, ready to taste and see His goodness in gardening […]

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Autumn Apples

Apples fill a bike basket-filtered

Autumn is here and hopefully trees are heavy-laden with apples, their crisp, tart crunch capturing the brisk air and invigorating flavor that we love about fall. Bundle up for a bike ride or orchard picking–or a bike ride to orchard picking! Or celebrate autumn’s arrival by falling into an apple devotion, featured in God’s Word for […]

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Hope Refreshed

crabapple trees in Quebec, Canada

O, the hope in knowing that just on the other side of these hot August days are the crisp nights of Autumn, with a revitalizing chill at dusk and dawn! “Refresh me with apples,” the beloved appeals (Song of Songs 2:5), stirring visions of one of fall’s favorite crops. Wait with me, hope with me, in whatever […]

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt

quilt in the garden

With summer on a slow move towards the cozier days of fall and winter, is there a quilt project stirring in your heart? After all, where are we to channel our garden energy once tucked indoors by the weather? Is a gardener ever without a project piecing together curiosity, whim, beauty, and resourcefulness, all the […]

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A Grapevine Toast

carved grapevine detail

A grapevine toast from the wine country of Sonoma, California! Our recent visit to the area endeared me all the more to grapevines and their culture, infusing grapevine Scriptures with a new depth of delight for having walked a land growing with grapes. Cheers, and welcome grapevine to the Plant Guide. Garden Visit to Robert […]

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Start of Summer

summer basil with summer devotions

Celebrate the start of summer this Sunday, along with a great day with your dad. Summer begins Sunday, June 21st. In honor of the longest day, enjoy an excerpt from God’s Word for Gardeners Bible on “Summer,” from the Seasons devotions. Hopefully weather hasn’t hit the heat of a furnace; nonetheless a few hot days are in […]

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Weather in the Headlines

standing water after storm

It has been a wacky week for weather, with weather in the headlines across the nation. Everything from the unusual to the unbelievable has whipped through our country in the last week. For those undone by damage and destruction, left to clean up and clear out debris, we pray for healing and restoration, courage and […]

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Blooming Generosity

basket of tulips and zucchini from the garden

Thursday, April 23rd, Shelley S. Cramm will be speaking at Boomerang Coffee House in Vancouver, WA, on “Generosity in the Garden.” Please join us if you are in the area for this free event! Boomerang is founded on the belief that Generosity Returns, and in honor of the day, enjoy an excerpt from God’s Word […]

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Celebrate Spring with God’s Word for Gardeners

spring asparagus and God's Word for Gardeners

March 20th is the first day of spring, and nothing stirs a gardener’s soul like this season! The NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible features devotions on the Seasons, as well as just about any other gardening theme, from Planting to Composting to Jesus’ Horticultural Parables, all written to celebrate,  invigorate, and infuse gardening with the company […]

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How Do I Make Flowers Last?

Begonia detail reminds us flowers fall but the Word of our God endures forever Isaiah 40:8

Valentines Day fills our lives with flowers! God’s Word is quick to point out flowers’ fleeting nature, a perfect contrast to God’s Word which endures forever. Enjoy an excerpt from God’s Word for Gardeners Bible from the Flowering theme of devotions, with quoted insight from Debra Prinzing, author of Slow Flowers. They spring up like […]

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