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Wednesday October 23rd 2019



Church enters your life through Gardening

Community Garden – He Walks and Talks With Me written by Terri Strack

Modern life is full of many wonders. Technological advances have made it possible for individuals to stay in touch with family and friends like never before. We can even ‘video chat’ with loved ones over great distances. I remember as a child seeing these technologies in movies and wondering if I would ever be able to do that. Now we can! Amazing!

As fantastic as these man made inventions are, and as useful as they indeed can be, they ultimately distance us from the wonders of God’s holy creation around us. In fact, while connecting us through distance technologically, they can ultimately isolate us from our friends and family, limiting the intimacy we were meant to have with one another through fellowship and communion.

Welcome to the Community Garden! Leave behind the stress and burdens of modern life and step into the glory of God’s wondrous creation! Working in the garden, you can literally spend hours without knowing time has passed. You become lost in earth, water, sun; planting and reaping cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, peppers, cabbage, squash and more! Learn from one another new techniques, share tips and teach children the skill needed to keep this fading skill alive for the future! Feel an absolute peace, surrounded by the very presence of Jesus and filled with the serenity of the Holy Spirit. Then there are hugs and conversations. Actual people meeting and speaking! Working in the sun, walking with the Son! Praise God!

The Garden gives back to the community by supplying fresh vegetables for the food pantry and providing bed space for those residents who would like to garden, but lack the space to do so. Volunteers are open heartedly welcome to come and participate in the garden in whatever capacity possible, or just to visit, watch, meditate. For more information contact Betty Ragland 417-846-6854 or


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