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Epiphany 1 B: Listen to the Earth

First Sunday after the Epiphany/Baptism of the Lord Psalm 29 is our Psalm for the First Sunday after the Epiphany, which is also the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This particular Psalm may have been chosen by those … Continue reading

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Weeding God’s Garden

Whose Dominion? We just turned over from spring to summer. Everything is growing. It is a time to test my resolve to respect God’s dominion and consider my own. I go out, armed with my tank full of 2,4-D strapped … Continue reading

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On Variety

“Variety is the spice of life,” they say. Our satellite TV pulls in hundreds of channels of programming. We sit on the couch and push the buttons on the remote to find dozens of permutations of bachelors and bachelorettes and … Continue reading

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Too Familiar

                  They say, “Don’t get too familiar with rams.”                 It is advice we should have heeded. We have had Jumper, Bumper and Thumper for a couple of years now. Jumper is our breeding ram and we have Bumper … Continue reading

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Reflections: Transfiguration Sunday

Reflections on Transfiguration, Year C 2 Kings 2:1-12  “Elijah ascended into heaven in a whirlwind.”                   No one likes being caught in a storm.                 The severe tornadoes of last summer, including the one that devastated Joplin, Missouri, surely … Continue reading

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NY Times Article On Christianity and Animals

The October 15 edition of the NY Times has a wonderful article by Mark Oppenheimer on the fascinating of the love of animals and the Christian faith. We urge our friends to check it out. Here is a link which … Continue reading

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First Blessing of the Animals Goes Well

On the afternoon of September 25 Heatherhope Farm hosted its first Blessing of the Animals—an event we hope to host annually. We purposely did not advertise this event too widely so that we could keep the numbers small and feel … Continue reading

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Sharing Makes Everything More Alive

Life on the farm is full of natural wonders, but sharing it with loved-ones makes everything more alive–even ourselves. Continue reading

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How Sheep Survive A Storm

Sheep show us how to survive the storms of life by simply outlasting them. Continue reading

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Trials and Tribulations

Competing at sheepdog trials robbed John of energy and shrank his world. He learns not to rely on drugs, but on spiritual work to counter these forces. Continue reading

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