Visiting God’s Garden

Writing for five unedited minutes on the prompt “Visit” for Five Minute Friday (new link begins June 1). For the past six weeks I’ve visited with God in a garden. We spent hours together in the garden he planted in my heart.

The Joy of Abundant Harvest

I’m so grateful for many of you who joined me for my series, Meeting God in the Garden. Today is my final post in the series, and please read to the end as I announce a new summer theme and posting schedule.

Guest Interview: Sarah Koontz

On Wednesdays in my Meeting God in the Garden series, I host guest interviews with other Christian gardeners.  Today I want to introduce you to writer, blogger, and speaker Sarah Koontz. Sarah Koontz invites Christians of all ages to explore the beauty of God’s design through her blog at She is a passionate storyteller who enjoys using Read More…

The Value of Pruning

When my hydrangea bushes didn’t bloom well one year, I consulted my gardening manual for answers. Turns out, my untimely pruning caused their decline. Pruning shrubs is a particular art. Some shrubs, like my spiraea, bloom best when cut all the way to the ground in early spring.

Guest Interview: Susan Shipe

Today for my Meeting God in the Garden series, I have a bonus guest interview with another Christian gardener.  Today I want to introduce you to author and blogger Susan Shipe. Susan is the mother of three adult children, grandmother (a/k/a Mimzy) to 20-year old Hannah and 14-year old Simon, and the wife of her husband, Lowell. They attend Community Read More…