Kazuo Ishikawa (Akita, Japan)
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The seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. - Matthew 13:23 (NIV)
One of our church members invited us to her farm to experience agriculture. We got up early one day to go to her farm to plant taros, a type of root vegetable. Several weeks later, we were invited back to check each taro we had planted and remove weeds around...
What “weeds” are hindering my spiritual growth?
Someone struggling with a persistent sin
Respond by posting a prayer.
“I believe with all my heart that vulnerability and authenticity are the only way to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. … I believe in the holistic, healing love and salvation in Jesus Christ, who walks with us in the valleys and brings beauty from ash heaps again and again and again. I am here to tell you that I have been on the mountaintops and in the valleys, and I have discovered that we need a reset in our souls. We need to share stories so that others will too. When we’re free to be real, that’s when the real joy comes.” Read more.