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The Spiritual Discipline of Gardening Part 3

By britton sharp / May 30, 2021

Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and…

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The Spiritual Discipline of Gardening Part 2

By britton sharp / May 23, 2021

Last week we began this short series on the spiritual discipline of gardening by exploring what it looks like to steward the land that God has granted us. This week we will look at the practice of patience. Patience doesn’t come naturally for me. I think this is enhanced by our culture’s obsession with how…

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The Spiritual Discipline of Gardening – Part 1

By britton sharp / May 16, 2021

At first glance, you may not think of gardening as a spiritual discipline.  Spiritual disciplines have been defined as, “…habits, practices, and experiences that are designed to develop, grow, and strengthen certain qualities of spirit — to build the ‘muscles’ of one’s character and expand the breadth of one’s inner life. They structure the workouts…

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