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The desert shall rejoice and blossom as a rose...
Isiah 35: 1
Advent is a time of…Continue
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For this we must again thank my Uncle Rodney Plyles, now a delegate to the House of Delegates in West Virginia, who led us to the Ohio's Gardens of Zoar.
He noted the sycamore named in the Gospel reading from Luke and asked if it was the tree he knew.
It is not the American Sycamore.
It is the…
Added by William Joseph Moran III on November 21, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
Our society is translating the excellent book by Pastor Dr Katrin Stückrath: Bibelgärten: Entstehung, Gestaltung, Bedeutung, Funktion und Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven (Bible Gardens: Creation, Form, Meaning, Function and Interdisciplinary Perspectives). The book presents a thorough overview of the history of Biblical Botanical Garden Movement. It turns out that the movement, our…Continue
Added by William Joseph Moran III on November 7, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Following this link will open our PowerPoint presentation about bible gardens.
If you do not have PowerPoint , the work plays in Google Slides.
Added by William Joseph Moran III on October 11, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments
Out of Ephraim their root is against Amalek. After thee Benjamin among thy peoples. Out of Machir came down lawgivers, and out of Zebulun those drawing with the reed of a writer.
Judges 5: 14…Continue
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Master Gardener: PARDEE GUNTER
The Warsaw BBG,…Continue
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This is a question botanists have contemplated since Theophrastus, and I pose it you now:
What have these plants in common (and don’t answer that ‘they are all in my…
Added by William Joseph Moran III on June 17, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Rogation: The Church comes forth to ask the help of the Almighty in our work on farm and field
For decades my Book of Common Prayer 1940 mocked me with a Sunday Service heading: Rogation Sunday. I had no idea what the words meant.…Continue
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These are the URLs for the sources I consulted when composing my latest work on the genus Pistacia, aka the Terebinth…Continue
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By one old, old reckoning, it is the year 5,776 and it is the month Nisan: the month of trees.…Continue
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"Like valleys they spread out, like gardens beside a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars…Continue
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Not too very long ago as eternity parses out time, a remarkably young man graduated from the ‘Hat-yard‘[i]. The year was 1787. He was then 19 and had studied the Liberal Arts and Theology with fierce…Continue
Added by William Joseph Moran III on January 15, 2016 at 9:17pm — No Comments
Merry Christmas to the rest of Christendom!
Yes, it is Christmas now throughout the world of the Orthodox – that church that styles itself the First Church. I cannot disagree with them. This is the Church that was the home of Saint Nikolas of Smyrna, who was a skinny Greek miracle worker before Thomas Nast and Father Christmas got hold of him for a make-over.
The Roman Church split away from the Christian body in 1054 over a long simmering ecclesiastic dispute and a small …Continue
Added by William Joseph Moran III on January 8, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
First: I and the BBGS leadership team wish you all a warm, heartfelt Seasons Greetings!
The muse has been eluding…
Added by William Joseph Moran III on December 30, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
You never heard that before? Neither had I.…
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Give beer to people who are dying and wine to those who are sad. Let them drink and forget their need and remember their misery no more.
Proverbs 31:7, 8
The Kingdom of Heaven is like yeast (se’or), which a woman took, and hid in…Continue
Added by William Joseph Moran III on August 25, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
...the desert will bloom with flowers. It will be very glad and shout for joy.
Isaiah 35: 2
Israeli Olive trees planted in the Desert by Dr. Zohar Kerem - part of a large scale project demonstrating how humanity can work with nature to fight drought and desertification…Continue
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Her family name is forgotten. We know her only from her Christian name and the name her gardens took:…Continue
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This ancient tree is said to mark the place where Abraham entertained the three…
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Gracious speech is like clover honey—good taste to the soul, quick energy for the body.…Continue
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