Shouldering is a way of moving upwards, out of the darkness and into the light. Not unlike human shoulders that shrug and scrunch, sometimes toward the ears and sometimes back down toward the belly, when a vegetable is good and ready it will scrunch and shoulder toward the sky.
Clinging to Hope Amid Failed Expectations
I held high hopes for tomatoes this summer.
You will encounter challenging rocks that stand in your way, and you’ll have days of drought, but focus on staying in good soil, so that you will continue to bloom toward Jesus.
Easter in the Compost Bin
This Eastertide I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to live in the relentless goodness of Easter Sunday, not only on the day of Easter, but in all the fifty days that follow.
The Verdant Greening of Joy
Today we celebrate the commemoration of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, a woman offering so many gifts to the church that they are hard to list.
Lately, I’ve gotten into gardening. We are lucky enough to live in a home on a church property, with places around the property where we can garden.
Getting Ready for the Year-End Sprint
This end-of-year sprint is familiar territory for all of us. And still, every year it rolls around and surprises us.
Make Your Own Advent Wreath
There’s more than one way to make your family’s Advent wreath.
Our family’s food choices matter because of our faith.
Not long ago, I was a farmer. These days, it seems like a victory just to get dinner on the table.
Embracing the Green Growing Time
As we see the green Sundays of Ordinary Time stretching out before us, I am so very ready to focus on slow growth.