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Cultivating Spiritual Fruitfulness: Get Your Hands Dirty

newwine Blog Posts, Nature, Selah, Spiritual Fruitfulness

  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

newwine Blog Posts, Nature, Selah, Spiritual Fruitfulness

  “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

shelley noonan Blog Posts, My Story, Nature, Spacious Places

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 …