Where to Find Free Landscaping Stones

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No matter what the project is, one factor always comes into play: the budget. Landscaping and gardening are no exception. Fortunately, there are ways to keep these projects frugal, and sometimes FREE.

Pray for Wisdom

First, and foremost, always pray for wisdom in the planning process, and for the resources needed. It’s amazing what God will do when we place our desires into His hands.

James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

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Spring and My Rebirth

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Spring is Here!

Spring is such an exciting time for a gardener. Flowers are popping up everywhere; garden plans are on the forefront of the mind; the daylight time is lengthening; and birds are singing, and preparing their nests for the arrival of their offspring.

I suppose if I were to try and sum up spring in a single word it would be rebirth – a rebirthing of perennials, vegetation, gardens, and wildlife (or a life cycle continuation).

Spring’s Symbolism

Spring is also symbolic of what many people experience spiritually.

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Teaching Opportunities In Your Garden

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I realize I’m talking about gardening, and it’s only February 1st. Yes, there are probably a few more snowy and icy days still ahead, but, in my defense, I had flower plants peeking out of the ground last year on or about February 19th. So… I think it’s okay to start thinking and dreaming about spring.

It has not worked out for us to have children (a post for another day), so I’m not about to give parenting advice. But even those of us without children can still offer

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Non-Traditional Christmas Gift Jars

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Practical gifts, gifts that someone can actually use, are GREAT finds. Figuring out what those gifts are, though, can feel like you’re looking for the needle in the haystack. I tried to come up with some non-traditional ideas for Christmas gift jars. Hopefully these ideas will help.

These gift jars are for those who are 1) passionate about living a sustainable life, 2) enthusiastic about wildlife, and 3) looking for ways to share the love of Christ. These gifts are practical, frugal, meaningful, and a couple of them

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Autumn And Our Mortality

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The First Day of Autumn

Yesterday, September 23, 2011, marked the first day of autumn. All around, I see signs of botanical life winding down, preparing for a long winter rest.

The trees have begun their adornment of fall colors; the garden is slowly disappearing; temperatures are gradually dropping; and the cloudy days seem more pronounced.

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Autumn’s Symbolism

Fall also provides an annual reminder of our own mortality,

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