Praying for a Broken Heart

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This good Friday afternoon, during the COVID-19 pandemic, finds me in a reflective mood.  What is so good about Good Friday? During these difficult times, many hearts are being crushed from the external pressures of this world, squeezed by the absence of income, or devastated by the loss of a loved one who will not be seen again in this …

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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 …