Category Archives: Solutions That Live and Breathe and Grow

The particular manifestation…..

Good morning! I take this writing space seriously. It was and is part of something I have felt “called” to do, and it has been both a challenge and a joy. I know there are a number of you who … Continue reading

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Producing good fruit…..

You will be able to tell them by their fruits. Can people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, a sound tree produces good fruit but a rotten tree bad fruit. A sound tree cannot … Continue reading

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But if it is buried…..

Dirt. Check. Light. Check. Water. Check. Seeds. I leave you this week with two things to think about. Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than … Continue reading

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Streams coursing through the parched earth…..

Oswald reminds us that God’s creation is a gift to us. The people of God in Isaiah’s day had starved their imagination by looking on the face of idols, and Isaiah made them look up at the heavens, that is, … Continue reading

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Dawn and dusk take turns…..

Dawn and dusk take turns calling, “Come and worship.” Psalm 65, The Message Jesus once again addressed them: “I am the world’s Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in.” … Continue reading

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You have to touch the dirt…..

We’re going to jump into a topic this week that is pressing on me. For a variety of reasons, I’ve been bumping up against this idea of solutions for children in need that are “living” – moving, breathing, changing – … Continue reading

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Designed to Grow, A Vine Report

A few months ago I shared with you a tale of two vines. Eventually the withering vine was cut back and tossed on the fire, but the roots were left intact. My children were horrified the day I started slashing … Continue reading

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The Drip Line

Good morning! I’m reading a challenging book right now – The Wisdom of Stability by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Last night I came upon an idea that connects to our study of deep solutions for children, I hope it challenges you today. Look … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Vines

From my chair on the back porch, I daily have an opportunity to enjoy two very different vines. The first is quite spectacular – not only are the blooms exquisite, but they are bountiful as well. The vine stretches and … Continue reading

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Grape Production

We were designed to be life givers, but more importantly, life receivers as well. In fact, we cannot give what we haven’t received. The best gardens receive the nourishment daily, and with that nourishment, growth happens. A shriveled life pulls … Continue reading

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