Posts Categorized: faith

I come to the garden alone

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I was in my garden today. And the song, “I come to the garden alone” came into my head. I sang the verses I knew. Then I just kept asking “why?” And I knew I didn’t have to say more than that one word. Because it encompasses it all. I even started to type out… Read more »

A rainbow of belief

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How can a┬áperson go from one set of beliefs to another? I feel like I’m a case study for why we need to understand that a person’s set of beliefs does not define them. Have I gone from an intelligent person to a dumb one? Or the other way around? Was I okay when I… Read more »

This Easter

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Jesus, on this Easter Day, when everyone focuses on your resurrection – so much better than focusing on and celebrating your death, at least – I want to think about how I move forward in my relationship with you. I really want to understand your teachings. Because I think you came here to teach us,… Read more »

Wisdom Teachings

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37th Verse The Tao does nothing, but leaves nothing undone. If powerful men could center themselves in it, the whole world would be transformed by itself, in its natural rhythms. When life is simple, pretenses fall away; our essential natures shine through. By not wanting, there is calm, and the world will straighten itself. When… Read more »

Living from my heart

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Taking a permaculture class in the fall of 2013 was the beginning of a profound change in me. I *thought* I was going there to learn techniques for growing food. Hahahahahahaha. I mean, there was that, and there was designing your garden spaces – technically I have my Permaculture Design Certificate. But even trying to… Read more »

Ancient Wisdom

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I'm reading The Tao Te Ching. It's an ancient book written by an old Chinese wise man. I think it was written 500 years before Jesus was born. Something like that. As I read it, I wonder if Jesus read it. Because he lived it. Or if there just are these universal laws of the… Read more »

Wisdom calling

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I am on a spiritual journey. Always have been, really. As I’ve remained in my religion of origin trying to function within it but always feeling connected to people of all faiths and always feeling like there was something “out there” just beyond my grasp that I wasn’t understanding, I finally said to God that… Read more »

The Journey

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This. Book.   I chose it out of many at the book table. Books on all sorts of gardening subjects. Little did I know that this book was not just a book about plants. It is a book about life. And I realize, now, that it chose me. And the final chapter describes my journey…. Read more »

I love you, my brother

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“In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Matthew 7:12 (Christianity) “None of you truly believes, until he desires for his brother what he desires for himself.” – Prophet Muhammad (Islam) “Do not do to others what would cause pain if done to you.” -Mahabharata 5:1517 (Hinduism) “Treat not… Read more »

Hell and Peace

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And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7 A couple of years ago, when I was going into a school for troubled boys, most of whom were dealing with sexual issues, a little boy asked me, “why do people go to… Read more »