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    Growing in God

    By Jessica Brodie

    "… So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love …"—Ephesians 3:17 

    It was the saddest looking plant I'd ever seen—just a spindly looking stem, a few halfhearted leaves, and a tumble of roots in shaggy, bone-dry soil. Forgotten in someone's abandoned office, the poor thing was alone, starving, and on its way out. My heart tugged. I'm no green-thumb, but surely I could help.

    I took that plant and transferred it to a bigger pot, added water and several scoops of rich, black soil, patted it all down, and blew her a kiss. Then I set her in a soft patch of sunlight on my kitchen counter, where I gave her a name, Tanya—yes, this is weird, but I do name my plants. Only the ones I name tend to live.

    Almost two years later, Tanya the plant is thriving, happy, robust, and reaching for the sky.

     
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