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Just A Mistake?

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Osteospermum - African Daisies The May two-four weekend just passed us by; and the perfect combination of sunshine, a long-weekend, working from home, and a greenhouse full of plants meant record-breaking sales at the farm! Like a hose, an endless stream of annuals, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and bags of soil flowed out, ushering in the beginning of spring. I had the pleasure of working the till and feeding my social soul greeting and serving our customers and guests. This also meant that I had front row seats to flowers of every colour, shape and size come through - osteospermums (african daisies), calla lilies, fuchsias (image on left) and portulaca to name a few of my favourites. Each of these flowers are unique and different, even amongst the variations of each kind (I don't even know how many kinds of marigold we carry) and I couldn't help but be in awe of God's magnificent creation. Consider how they grow, their little characteristics that dist

More Than A Course For Credit

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Through my two years of Teacher's College at Redeemer University, I had the incredible privilege of being a part of the Redeemer Concert Choir. It all started when I had spontaneously signed up for an audition at the end of my first week of school not knowing that I would enrolling in an actual course for credit, meet some incredibly talented friends and discover the world of choral music. One Choir, Many Parts There's something about an ensemble that generates a unique bond, as you and your voice are woven into a community and a sound so unique that no other ensemble can recreate. The music you make can only be created when you are all together - the voices of basses, tenors, altos and sopranos blend to produce beautiful harmonies and dissonances to provoke emotion, tell a story, or share a message. It reminds me of 1 Corinthians 12 which talks about how body of Christ - one body, many parts. Just as the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you"; th

There's Scripture in the Soil!

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This summer, God has granted me the opportunity to work at a farm in Elora, north of Guelph. I am incredibly thankful for his provision in this especially during the global pandemic we are all experiencing. I am glad that I have the opportunity to work at an essential service and serve my local community in doing so. More than that, the idea of working on a farm has come up here and there over the past few years, and I've only heard wonderful things. What has struck me the most since I started a couple of weeks ago is the number of biblical analogies and insights that sprout up as I work. The Word of God is filled with examples and metaphors related to agriculture and farming and I thought I'd share some of the neat ah-ha moments I've had so far.  God gives the growth.  I remember my first day out in the field planting onions. Each plant was grown in the greenhouse before it was transferred outside. It was baffling to consider all the work, time and effort that went