Ah, September. I’m glad you’re here. The breezes tasteOf apple peel.The air is fullOf smells to feel-Ripe fruit, old footballs,Burning brush,New books, erasers,Chalk, and such.The bee, his hive,Well-honeyed hum,And Mother cutsChrysanthemums.Like plates washed cleanWith suds, the daysAre polished withA morning haze.– “September” by John Updike As the weather cools and the tea warms up, I’ll…

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It’s HERE!!! 🌱🌻🎉 Gracie’s Garden is sprouting in homes all over the world today and I couldn’t be more excited for you all! In a year like this, we all need to remember that good things grow slowly—and there’s fun to be found in the wait! Step into the garden with us! Read all about…

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This year has been one of peaks and valleys. In uncharted land (all of 2020, right?!), neither peaks nor valleys are entirely relaxing, though. Peaks take energy to climb and there is usually thick vegetation in valleys and water to cross. But, as hard as traversing mountainous land can be, climbing through peaks and valleys…

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Friend, you’ve been through a crazy year so far. Hard things keep happening, and it feels like your supply of hope is running low. There’s so much on your mind, so many new circumstances and new ways of understanding the world that you’re trying to fit together into a complete picture. You’re ready for a…

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Well, friends, after years of dreaming about this book, it actually happened! The story of this book’s creation mirrors the heart of the book itself: good things grow over time from small seeds—and God has a plan! You probably saw “write the children’s book” on my Tending List several years ago, but the timing was…

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