“Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that th…

Fall is the ideal time to plant the cool-season grasses we most commonly use for lawns. These plants thrive in the cooler part of our growing season, putting on the most growth in spring and fall.

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in …

For many gardeners, an entire season of continuously blooming plants is a primary goal. Not only do these fantastic flowers deliver ornate beauty throughout the year, but they are also greatly beneficial to pollinators by providing a continuous food source of pollen and nectar.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that ye be not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. F…

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“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory, the rock of my strength; and my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times, ye people, pour out your heart bef…

“Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble, I will call upon thee; for thou wilt answer me. Among the gods, there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. All nations whom thou hast made sha…

“The glory of God shall endure forever; the Lord shall rejoice in his works. He looketh on the earth and it trembleth; He toucheth the hills, and they smoke. I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. My meditation of him shall be sweet; …

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“O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever. ... Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of the darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise …

“Whosoever that believeth that Jesus is the Christ born of God; and everyone that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. But this we know, that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his comm…

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In Birdland, the lilies are beginning. Years ago, Michael surprised me for our anniversary with a modest circle of orange daylilies. They were really just ditch lilies that he dug up from the edge of our woods, but I treasure the image of him filling the bed of our little truck and then plan…

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