Come As You Are

Come As You Are

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After a Time

After a Time

After a time, the farmer goes out to check on the progress of his seed. He knows each one will grow in the way it has been made. Apple seeds will yield apples, carrots will yield carrots. What he doesn’t know are the unique nuances into which each piece of fruit will...
After a Time

God Works Through the Night

This whole thing of flinging our seed into the soil, not altogether sure about how it will land or where it will land…is an act of faith. Truth be told, once that seed lands, there’s not one thing we can do to ensure its growth. We can water it, pray for enough sun,...
After a Time

The Seed Is God in You

“The seed is God in you.” I woke up this morning with that thought. Let me back up a minute. When I was first thinking about this passage (Mark 4:26-29), I pictured a person holding a bag of seeds. That person knows what kind of seeds they are, but not how many there...
After a Time

Letting Go

Each morning while I walk Riley, our dog, I’ve been snapping photos of fall foliage. This year the colors are more saturated and vibrant than they’ve been in a long time. Walking just over the rise, I come to a vineyard veritably overflowing with grapes. On my way...