Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7 (NRSV)

My father was quite the backyard gardener. Vegetables and fruit trees shared a small rectangular plot. He planted every spring, and he harvested through summer and fall.

When my father died, I was determined to secure a clipping from his fig bush. A cousin helped me take a clipping and...

Today's Prayer
Father of us all, thank you for not losing patience with us. Sustain us like the patient gardener. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 13:6-9

Thought for the Day

Even when I’m impatient, God is patient with me.

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