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Sermons and Seeds

By Jennie LaFortune

“A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down…And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold.” Luke 8: 5-8 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews …

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Fall

By Melissa Young

                the raspberry canes lie on the dry ground, the energetic clamor of August that drove their bearing now withered against the inexorable coming of October, and its golden insistence that all labors yield to irrelevance an ultimate equality, this inability to escape gravity– assurance that all dust …

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Things that Grow Underground

By Jennie LaFortune

It’s that time of year. Goals are made, diets started, enthusiasms sparked, and there’s not a treadmill in sight available at the gym. And then January 13th hits and it unravels. Or maybe I’m the only one familiar with this pattern, but somehow I doubt it. I’ve had years where I was serious about my …

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On Stillness, Stagnancy, and Coming Up For Air

By Jennie LaFortune

I sat in a long line of cars leaving Little Cottonwood Canyon and reality puffed in my face. The stagnant top layer of sludge suffocated the town nestled between mountains.  “Hearing about the crappy air from all the weather people  is one thing”, I practically shouted to my friend, “but this, this is ridiculous”.  While …

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What We Glean

By Allyson Smith

THE BOYS AND I brought our first harvest home from the farm in June—a whole sack of beet greens. The bag sat on the table most of the afternoon and well into the evening when dinner should already have been prepared because, frankly, not only were these the first beet greens of the year, they …

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