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BLOG: Plant More than Just Vegetable Seeds
Jun26

BLOG: Plant More than Just Vegetable Seeds

In gardening, trial and error is to be expected. Each year, I try to plant a couple of new things just to see how they grow, what affects them and to taste their deliciousness.  I’ve been gardening most of my life, but I continue to be amazed at how much there is to learn. I know a little but not a lot about ornamental plants. I know much more about edible plants and herbs. I also know that what the books and experts say will work for...

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BLOG: Is 2020 America’s Babel?
Jun23

BLOG: Is 2020 America’s Babel?

2020 was the year. Because 2020 was a natural aim for renewed vision (20/20…get it?), many organizations and leaders placed great expectations on the dawn of the decade. As the time drew near, goals from personal success to organizational overhaul looked to the broadening 2020 horizon as the arrival of achievement, satisfaction and a charge toward new beginnings in a modern future. A prospect of promise, a forecast of hope and a...

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BLOG: From College to Coffin… What will we do with the rest of our lives?
Jun21

BLOG: From College to Coffin… What will we do with the rest of our lives?

When we look at the history of the church, the position of youth minister is a relatively new slot on a church staff.  After WWII, the influx of children (known as the Baby Boom) impacted the church in such a way that child care and youth ministries were developed to deal with the blessing of numbers. Programs and camps were developed to make the worship experience fun and something where they would want to bring their friends....

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DHD: Six movies in honor of Juneteenth and racial reconciliation
Jun19

DHD: Six movies in honor of Juneteenth and racial reconciliation

Greetings! Happy Juneteenth! I’m going to be brief today, and in honor of the day honoring the liberation of slavery in America, as well as the importance of needing racial reconciliation in our country, I am going to offer six of my favorite movies that address racial injustice. Here we go! ‘Green Book’ This is a recent addition since it came out in 2018 and has had some mixed reviews as far as acceptance. This Oscar Best Picture...

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BLOG: Juneteenth & Racial Reconciliation Resources
Jun19

BLOG: Juneteenth & Racial Reconciliation Resources

Today is Juneteenth, an increasingly recognized day on the calendar, and I wanted to highlight some important articles, podcasts and links I have seen over recent days on the topic of racial reconciliation. While I personally have written before on the topic, today I want to highlight others’ voices who have spoken in insightful ways on these issues, including the following: PODCAST SERIES: “Responding to Racial Injustice—A Three Part...

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BLOG: Thrive Instead of Survive
Jun18

BLOG: Thrive Instead of Survive

As a horticultural and agricultural consultant, I field a variety of questions, and it’s fair to say that many of them I don’t know how to answer. If you have spent any time at all working in your yard or garden then you know that questions upon questions arise. What is that bug? Why is this patch of grass turning brown and the rest of it looks great? Does that shrub always lose its leaves? Will they come back? How do I get rid of...

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