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Garden Goofs & Bible Humor

green bay tree all dried up

Several goof-ups in my garden this season would otherwise upset and discourage me. Instead, I am seeing Bible humor! Why? Because in each case, a verse from God’s Word came instantly to mind in a flourish of subtle tease, much like the time I was stung by paper wasps the very week of working on […]

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The Promise of a Pollinator Garden

bee with daithy aspaagus flowers

It may seem as if everywhere you are hearing the buzz about pollinator gardens; that’s because the National Pollinator Garden Network is on a mission to inspire home gardeners to help support the health of pollinators. The mission objective? To increase pollinator populations, thereby securing the future of our country’s food production. Nectar- and pollen-providing […]

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Date Palm Delights

date shake dessert with date fruits

When sweltering here in too-hot-Texas, I look up for heavenly help to flourish amidst demanding conditions. What might I spy, eyes toward the skies? The fanciful crown of the date palm tree, fronds soaring atop a straight, tall trunk. The righteous will flourish like a palm tree Psalm 92:12 NIV Most palms are found in tropical […]

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Bread of Heaven

coriander seed with bread

He fed them well with the bread of heaven. Psalm 105:40 NIV Continuing our Lenten bread adventure, let us take in the bread of heaven. This puzzling provision was deposited with the dew on the Sinai desert floor every day during the 40 years of wandering by the people of Israel. The name given to the mysterious, […]

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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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beginning a God’s Word garden

hyssop nov 2013 square-2

Hyssop began it all for me, my unexpected new life of gardening with God’s Word. First I read about being cleansed by a plant (Psalm 51:7), which prompted me to research and discover it is part of the mint family. That made sense somehow! Next I noticed that hyssop was often paired with scent-filled cedar (1 Kings 4:33), […]

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