This week at the Garden we start a 4-week series where we contemplate the question “How Does Your Garden Grow?” Exploring how God works in us and through us, how the spirit moves us and how following Jesus’ teachings we plant seeds in ways that transform the world with the unconditional love of God.
We are blessed to have many gardeners at The Garden.  So, if I were to ask the question; “How does your garden grow?” folks like Bev and Mary could tell me how The Garden’s gardens grow. They could tell me about planting at certain times of the year, watering in certain ways, fertilizing with certain substances. I could go to Realm and look at videos that will teach me about weeding and harvesting.

God of Second Chances

October 6, 2019
Do you remember the game show with whammies?  People would run a game board shouting “No Whammies” just hoping for good results.  It was a game of chance.  Some live life hoping for no whammies but the truth about life is we live in a conditional world and there will be bumps in the road.  Life has a way of ambushing us when we least expect it. We’ve all experienced this whammy at some time, usually when we’re trying to succeed at something precious and meaningful. Perhaps it was a failed marriage, a broken relationship, or a job loss. When we’re left reeling and wondering what happens next, we can take comfort in knowing that God is the God of second chances.

Serenity Now

September 29, 2019
The Serenity Prayer is one of the most widely known prayers in existence. It was written and published by Reinhold Niebuhr in 1937, spread via church groups and sermons in the late 1930s and 1940s, and was adopted and popularized by Alcoholics Anonymous in the early 1950s.