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BLOG: There’s Protection in the Shade
Sep04

BLOG: There’s Protection in the Shade

One of the challenges in edible gardening is dealing with shade. Finding just the right spot for your garden can be difficult. On the back of many seed packets there’s information that will tell you what the growing requirements are for that particular seed. Almost always, it indicates the required sun exposure. To clarify, sun exposure is typically described in three ways: full sun, partial shade (or dappled sunlight) and full shade....

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BLOG: Birthday balloons and Covid-19
Aug31

BLOG: Birthday balloons and Covid-19

Every week, a few people shuffle into my office for advice. Sometimes they come looking for spiritual wisdom, but mostly they just want to talk to someone. There has been a common theme as of late. Everyone seems to be struggling just a little bit more. It might not always be a financial struggle or relational struggle. Sometimes it just seems as though there is this extra invisible weight on our shoulders. It would be easy to blame...

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BLOG: Seeds tell stories
Aug28

BLOG: Seeds tell stories

Have you ever known a really good storyteller? If so, you’ll never forget them! They speak words in a way that bring color into all of the black, white and gray images in our heads. Stories themselves are fundamental to human understanding and communication. They are how we engage with each other and how we record things that happened or failed to happen. Stories are how we develop and assign meaning and relevance to what we are...

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BLOG: Cilantro success
Aug21

BLOG: Cilantro success

Several years ago, when I was working for the Department of Agriculture, I was visiting with the owner of a nursery who had a large greenhouse and grew plants to sell to the public. I asked him why he didn’t grow and sell cilantro since it seemed to be such a popular herb with Oklahomans. With years of experience in his voice he said, “You see that sign over there? It says that we guarantee all of our plants, and since most people...

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ClearPlay’s new Netflix filtering service leads this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’
Aug19

ClearPlay’s new Netflix filtering service leads this month’s ‘5 Family-Friendly Things’

Editor’s note: This monthly series, “5 Family-Friendly Things,” spotlights five family-friendly entertainment choices on film, DVDs, streaming or television For fans of family-friendly movies, this summer included some bad news and some great news, all in the span of a few days. First, the bad news: Vudu’s streaming service, which changed ownership when Fandango bought it from Walmart, removed the Family Play option in July from its...

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BLOG: Birthday boom and bust
Aug18

BLOG: Birthday boom and bust

The “Happy Birthday” parade on Facebook has to be one of the best redeeming aspects of the social media giant. Yet recently, on my birthday, Facebook forgot. I don’t mean the tech-platform behemoth itself, but the reminder Facebook is supposed to send people seemed not to happen. So there I sat, partway through the day with nary a “Happy Birthday” text or Facebook message. Fortunately, my wonderful wife and kids, as well as my parents...

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Like so many other organizations around the state and country, Oklahoma Baptists are closely monitoring news and information about the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).Learn More Here.
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