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Looking for the Flower smiling back

Looking for the Flower smiling back

by Regina Mountjoy for The Cultivating Project -    What does it mean to “look for the flower smiling back at you?” Several years ago with friends in a London pub, I was asked how I choose which flowers to photograph. My impulsive answer was, “I look for the ones...

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Light Across the Water

Light Across the Water

by K.C. Ireton for the Cultivating Project ~  On a dusky evening early last January, I walked down to a little park perched on the edge of a cliff that overlooks the Sound. My eyes stung with the cold as I stood beside the holly tree at the viewpoint. Seagulls swooped...

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I will do something new!

I will do something new!

by Lancia E. Smith for The Cultivating Project  The year 2016 has passed silently now into history and overnight a new year has been born. 2017. Just to say it is an expression of relief. Last night was a quiet acknowledgment of 2016 coming to an end. Peter and...

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Advent – making ready & keeping company

Advent – making ready & keeping company

Advent - Making Ready and Keeping Company by Lancia E. Smith ~  Advent begins quietly. Like the humble coming of the infant God who was born to die, rise, and return to us as reigning King, Advent itself comes to us humble and soft-spoken. It is a candle lit in a...

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Giving thanks!

Giving thanks!

by Lancia E. Smith    One of the truly great blessings of our lives is the simple act of giving thanks. Something about the act itself is restorative and healing. No matter how utterly desperate our circumstances are we can always give thanks because goodness is...

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A Happy Thanksgiving

A Happy Thanksgiving

Lanier Ivester  for The Cultivating Project ~  I love Thanksgiving.  Such a simple holiday, so unassuming and amazingly free of the mercantile trappings of other celebrations.  As much as I yearn towards the Christmas season each year, I am always sad that a day set...

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Sometimes this is what Hope looks like

Sometimes this is what Hope looks like

by Lancia E. Smith Funny how a single phone call can stop you in your tracks instantly crumbling the edifice of how you define reality. In a second, life sustaining hope scatters like smoke in a hard wind. I can still feel the strain of trying to catch her quiet...

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