Monthly Archives: August 2016

The G-Word, Part 4: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Once I decided to close out this series talking about the Garden of Eden, I knew I had to include this clip from The Simpsons. And yes, I must recount a few highlights:    • ‘Please rise for our opening hymn, … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 3: Horticultural Fisherman

The G-Word occurs most often in Genesis, but 12 of the 13 times ‘garden’ is used in that book, the text is referring to Eden. After Genesis, the two books that use the G-Word the most are Song of Songs and … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 2: Partnership

When I think about gardens, I think of my mom’s yard. Potato plants like ferns. Carrots plants like pine saplings. Tomato plants dripping with fruit. Onion plants that stand higher than the back fence. Enough cucumber plants to keep Bicks in … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 1: Sam & Tilley

I have a confession to make: I suck at gardening. If the term ‘green thumb’ was coined for cultivation crackerjacks like both of my parents, I’m the reason the term ‘black thumb’ exists. I can barely grow potatoes. My attempts … Continue reading

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One Word at a Time

The one thing I don’t like about going on holidays is that it often means I have to miss church service. (That might be the most Ned Flanders thing I’ve ever said, but it’s true.) But when I peeked into … Continue reading

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