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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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Welcome Winter

winter roses with GOd's WOrd for Gardeners Bible winter devotion

Today is the first day of winter! Enjoy this excerpt from NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible, from the weekly theme of Seasons in the Garden Stories section, and may the Lord whisper the peace of his presence to you in winter’s snowy silence. I have decided to winter there. Titus 3:12 NIV Read: Titus 3:12 […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

harvest fruits from the Holy Land Deut 8:8

 H A P P Y   T H A N K S G I V I N G ! ! ! From our home and garden to yours, we thank you for being our readers and gardeners. You are a blessing in our lives! We are so glad to have grown a group of followers […]

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Leeks, Onions and Garlic Start a Soup Recipe

A still life of leeks, onions and garlic before being diced and chopped for Wandering the Sinai Soup

Leeks, onions and garlic—any sautéed combination of these three is sure to start a soup recipe! October ushers in crisp evenings, calling for simmering pots and cozy mugs full of steaming soups. Grocery stores and farmer’s markets have ample supply of these Allium ingredients, yet growing your own yields a dimension of flavor you will […]

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First Day of Fall

Fall devotions from NIV God's Word for Gardeners Bible

Today is the first day of fall! Funny how the rhythm of change in our seasons yields a reliable sameness. Enjoy an excerpt from NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible looking to the hope of restoration among a lawn littered with leaves. Let nothing be wasted. John 6:12 NIV Read: John 6:1 – 15 Thicken the […]

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Time for Tulips

Plant Tulipa montana to mark the journey Paul made to bring the good news across Turkey and across the centuries

The mere hint of a crispness to the autumn air signals time for tulips! Seasons are connected intricately for gardeners. Summer yielding to fall sets our minds rattling with rakes and bare branches. Yet we think successively beneath winter’s snowdrifts to imagine the drifts of color displaying next spring. Tulips lead the way in covering the […]

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Summer is Here

Summer Devotion- Basil

Happy summer! Summer’s official first day is Saturday, June 21st, and by now garden days are lush yet beginning to languish in the heat. Enjoy this excerpt from the NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible, from the weekly theme of Seasons in the Garden Stories section. So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and […]

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National Day of Prayer

Tools of National Peace

Celebrate the hope of transforming our nation through prayer with a devotion from the NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible and may God bless America! Tools of National Peace They will beat their swords into plowshares. ~Micah 4 :3 Read: Micah 4:3 – 5 Oil & Sharpen with: Psalm 128:1 – 6; Ecclesiastes 5:19 – 20; James […]

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