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Month: November 2012

New Carvings — 2012

New Carvings — 2012

A Practice Owl! Next to our new cabin is a stump which hold three barn owls that I carved in 2010. It all began with an eight foot stump of an oak tree that died which stands to the West side of our new cabin. The first part of the carving process is taking off the bark and hoping to actually discover the owls that I thought were hiding in the wood.                …

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2012 — A Year in a Backyard Vineyard

2012 — A Year in a Backyard Vineyard

Improving the Trellis System I realized that growing my vines on single wires stretched across from one post to another didn’t allow for the kind of canopy that would enhance the growth of my vines and protect the grapes at the same time from the sun. By placing crossbars on the end of each posts I was able to add two wires to the top of each row. The grape vines responded like kids learning that it was time for…

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Getting our Story Right

Getting our Story Right

Nov. 16, 2012 by George Martin   Getting our Story Right (The following mediation is adapted from a consultation report originally addressed to a church that starting over again. It is in the process of selling its large building and moving to a storefront location which is in the downtown of their community. ) The task ahead is to define the church’s story in the light of the Gospel story, and the peculiar way in which Christians are out of…

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