Gardening

Dig, plant, water, feed, harvest--gardening is a way to get your hands dirty while admiring the full and lush cycle of life.
Gardening
Stories of Faith

Staying Faithful When You Can't See the Whole Picture

Sometimes what we’re doing for God may not seem like much. But it matters.

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Peas
Positive Living

Life Lessons from a Garden

These harbingers of spring aren’t afraid to reach for the sunlight.

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Planting hope for spring with tulip bulbs
Military Families

Planting Hope in Winter

A spring with the promise of tulips helps a military mom wait for her deployed son to return home.

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Planting bulbs
Positive Living

How Planting Bulbs Is 'the Work of Hope'

One of the last fall garden tasks is to tuck spring bulbs into the ground, sowing hope for a sweet, colorful spring ahead.

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Sharing a peach with a squirrel
Positive Living

Letting the Squirrels Have Their Fill

The critters who raided my fruit trees got on my nerves…until I remembered that we’re all just hungry mammals in search of some sweetness.

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Andrew in the garden with his son, Marty, and wife Kathy
Stories of Hope

A Small Piece of Heaven: The Joys of Gardening

Listen as husband and father of two Andrew Siegel, having started small by growing a single tomato plant years ago, explains why he now finds great joy in time spent in the garden with his family.

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Finding peace and quiet in the tomato patch
Life Advice

Cultivating Silence in the Tomato Patch

Pruning these unwieldy vines reveals more than swelling fruit—it shows what can grow when given some space.

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Gardening
Life Advice

The Beauty of Gardening with Non-Attachment

When I let go of the output of my garden, I can enjoy its real gifts.

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The health benefits of gardening
Health and Wellness

The Health Benefits of Gardening

Planting a seed is an investment in the future of both your garden and your emotional health.

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Pruning fruit trees
Life Advice

The Spring-Cleaning Job I Look Forward to Most

“Remove to renew” is a guiding principle in my tiny fruit orchard as well as in my life.

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