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God’s Pursuit of His Children

Have you ever stopped and really thought about the sequence of events that lead to you surrendering your life to Jesus Christ and accepting Him as your Lord and Savior? (If by chance you haven’t, keep reading!) The length of time you have been walking with God will determine how ...

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Prepare the Soil of Your Heart

“Listen! A farmer went out to plant some seeds. As he scattered them across his field, some seeds fell on a footpath, and the birds came and ate them. Other seeds fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. The seeds sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow. But the plants ...

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What’s in the Garden of Your Heart?

In the devotional book, Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace In His Presence, author Sarah Young describes the heart as a garden, a place where Christ takes up residence when we accept Him into our lives. Our hearts are much like a garden in another way: predators look for a way in, and sometimes they get ...

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Do You Bear Much Fruit?

Having grown up on a farm in the heart of Indiana, I know the importance of a fruitful yield from seeds planted.  It relates directly to the farmer’s future livelihood.  Whether it is an expansive field of corn, wheat, oats, or a backyard garden of green beans and tomatoes, or ...

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Not the Farmer’s Fault

James was my great-grandfather. A proud Irishman, he left his coastal birthplace and journeyed to America in the late 19th century. He was a farmer by trade, working rented land  in his new country while he went through the process of becoming an American citizen. After gaining the coveted citizenship, ...

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