Amelia Rhodes (Michigan)
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Though [the mustard seed] is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants. - Matthew 13:32 (NIV)
In the 1940s, Floyd Smith ordered a small packet of bamboo shoots in the mail and planted them on his property in Prattville, Alabama. Today, his land is preserved as a county park, and visitors can enjoy what is now a thick bamboo forest with plants standing over sixty feet...
God can grow small seeds of faith into a forest.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”