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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sabbath Rest: Going Forth

Plant begets plant, and so we have much we could learn if we would but pay attention.

There are trees and shrubs whose branches grow down low to touch the ground.
Where they touch they send down roots to start a new plant in that place. In
this way, one little tree can someday be a field of trees. In this way, there
are plants that live for centuries, new parts coming to life before the older
parts have died. --One Small Garden, by Barbara Nichol

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen."
(Matthew 28:18-20)

May we learn to fulfill our commission according to the gentle example of God's creation.


  1. Deb....When and where is that Farmers Market you spoke of ?
    The one here is boring ...i need some new stuff.
    Also, I went to the Seed Savers Exchange web site and they sell garlic and potatos in August.

  2. Our farmer's market is on rt. 32 (main highway through downtown) just down from Riverview hospital in a big parking lot. It happens ever Saturday from 8 to noon. I was especially excited this past Sat because the alpaca farm people from Arcadia came back with roving for sale! I'll have to check out that seed savers exchange website. Haven't seen it. Thanks for letting me know!