Three Strategies to Simplify Your Quiet Time

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  The often-used term Quiet Time has long been used by Christians to describe a specific time set aside to read the Bible and commune with God. For most of us, the literal term Quiet Time is a misnomer because these precious moments of silence are scarce. When I mention what I do, which is to create Bible studies for …

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5 Step Method to Organizing Your Calendar Fearlessly

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  “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” — John Pierpont “J.P.” Morgan     Am I the only one, or do you feel a thrill of excitement when you get your brand-new calendar?  Now I know why…a crisp new planner offers a vast openness where the sacred space of …

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Harvest Insurance: Pruning & Spiritual Health

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  We reap what we sow. Choose what you nourish carefully.      Anonymous     Agriculture is a business. And with any business, there are a variety of insurance policies to choose from to ensure the farmer gets some return from his crop in case of a catastrophic event. I wish we would have applied some sort of “insurance” to an …

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Encouraging Spiritual Fruitfulness: Two Things You Must Have

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And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!  Galatians 6:9 TPT   For over three and a half decades, I have been observing our Nebraskan fields and yields, and I’ve noted some remarkable parallels between the physical and spiritual crops and the conditions …

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Cultivating Spiritual Fruitfulness: Get Your Hands Dirty

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  Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’  and sitting in the shade. — Rudyard Kipling   I know a certain someone, who shall remain nameless, who was an avid gardener…in her head.  Every spring we receive seed catalogs from Gurneys, and this little person poured over them during the relentlessly gray months of a Nebraska spring and …

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Spiritual Fruitfulness: Stop Hiding Behind the Leaves

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  “Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;” John Keats   September is the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” on our farm. This year marks my 36th September as my beloved Farmer’s wife and allows me to look at the topic of fruitfulness with at least a bit of authority. Each fall I look …

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Spacious Places – An Evening Walk

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It is a Beauteous Evening, Calm and Free BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH It is a beauteous Evening, calm and free; The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquility; God being with thee when we know it not.   A walk in the evening can be a sacred time of reflection and …

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Spacious Places – The River

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Forgotten Home by Dejan Stojanovic My feelings are too loud for words And too shy for the world. Read the light and have a dream In your hidden garden. No need for words. The words are but shadows Of stories never said, Shining from distant kingdoms, Reminding you of a forgotten home. Light rays will tell you the story. There …

A Spacious Place | Overcoming Tight Circumstances

A Spacious Place – Part 3

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Last time I shared a bit about my confining health in A Spacious Place Part 2. If you haven’t read it yet, please go back and read it now. Seriously, since I was six weeks old, I was given allergy shots, salves, cortisone cream, Grenz (baby radiation) rays, transfusions, shots, vitamins, UV light treatment, high powered immunosuppressants and wet packs. …