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...
. . . contemplation and prayer help us be more aware of God's presence. When we pause to listen for God's stirring within us and around us, we are more equipped for the action of serving, of being the hands and feet of Christ." (Preorder One Breath at a Time)