Smallest Seeds, Biggest Trees

After three weeks, you would think that the pool of gardening stories would be wearing out its welcome. Yet it still seems appropriate, given that many of us have been tending to our gardens this week, trying to do something to help our greenery and shrubs survive the ongoing heat of summer. In our readings […]

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The Careless Farmer

I have a confession to make. When it comes to gardening, my thumb is rather black. As I settle into my office over the coming weeks and months, you will notice a distinct lack of greenery. I can garner all the advice I can on raising and nurturing plants, and I will still kill everything […]

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Scattered Seeds

There is such a thing as being too familiar with a story. Where we have heard something so often that we think we know what the message is, and so we don’t often hear it. For an out-of-season example, it may surprise many of you to learn that there never was a donkey specifically present […]

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Easing the Burden

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” These are words of comfort, words of hope. This verse is certainly very familiar, and is used in a number of different circumstances in church life: words of invitation and assurance… words of welcome at Communion… […]

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