Jun 1, 2022

May Progress and June PowerSheets Goals

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Tell you what I like the best —‘Long about knee-deep in June,‘Bout the time strawberries meltsOn the vine, — some afternoon– James Whitcomb Riley May was a big month around here seeing God’s faithfulness in action: in seeds sprouting in the garden, closing school years, time with close friends and new friends—and reminders that little by little progress adds up in my goals! Here’s what’s on my Tending List for June above—all action steps from my 2022 Goals. This is…

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May 4, 2022

April Progress and May PowerSheets Goals

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Yes, I will spend the livelong dayWith Nature in this month of May;And sit beneath the trees, and shareMy bread with birds whose homes are there– W. H. Davies, ‘In May’ Hello, May! The gateway to summer is here! My focus this month is on worship, and the garden is making that easy. At every turn in the garden and on neighborhood walks, it’s almost impossible not to say, “Wow, Lord!” From the honeybees returning (I danced around our driveway…

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Mar 29, 2022

March Progress and April PowerSheets Goals

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Hello, spring! We started our seeds indoors today, getting ready for transplanting in April. On the growing list this year: lots of new flower varieties, four types of watermelons, fresh peppers and tomatoes (along with tried-and-true favorites!), and some new garden structures made for climbing spinach and cucumbers. Like last year, the kids are in charge of planting, and they are pumped! Along with garden planning in March, we took our first RV trips to Jordan Lake and Morrow Mountain…

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Mar 2, 2022

February Progress and March PowerSheets Goals

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The birds are singing as I type this on a beautiful warm March day. Their song seems a bittersweet contrast to the heartache in the world, doesn’t it? And yet, they remind us to do small things with great love right here—to sow beauty into a world that is so broken. Faith is believing in what we can’t yet see, planting good seeds in soil that feels bleak, and trusting that they will one day bloom against all odds. As…

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Feb 1, 2022

January Progress and February PowerSheets Goals

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Like many of you experienced, I’m sure, January was a wonky month! With school closures, unexpected snow, and friends and family with COVID, we took it day by day. As we say here at Cultivate, and wholeheartedly believe, there’s nothing magical about January 1st to start a fresh year. February 1 can be your January 1! It most certainly is for the Isaacsons. Hello, new month! We’re grateful for you! Here’s what’s on my Tending List for the month ahead—all…

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