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God’s Focus in Saffron Crocus

saffron crocus lavish colors

Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us […]

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The Great Apple-Apricot Debate

apples and apricot jelly highlight Scripture's fruit debate

Admittedly only Biblical botanical plant geeks debate such things as whether “apples” in Scripture were actually apricots?! Perhaps it was the hint in Proverbs— Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. Proverbs 25:11 NIV —the nuance of amberish, glowy color that caused scholars to suspect the true fruit species […]

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A Bearing Fruit Breakfast

granola made with Bible ingredients

For those of you who have been reading NIV God’s Word for Gardeners Bible since springtime, you must be nearly to the essays on Bearing Fruit. One of the strongest garden metaphors in God’s Word, fruit bearing is pictured wonderfully in the horticultural details of pomegranates and pistachios. Enjoy a breakfast recipe celebrating both fruits, and more of […]

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