Beverly Varnado (Georgia, USA)
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That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither — whatever they do prospers. - Psalm 1:3 (NIV)
My father gave our family a Bradford pear tree one spring many years ago. It hardly rained the summer following, and even though I was eight months pregnant, I went out every day and watered the tiny tree — trying to help it make it through the simmering Georgia heat....
Whose positive influence has nurtured my spiritual life?
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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.”