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Our Response To Each Other: Part 3 of 3

You may recollect that I began this three-part series to explain what I have termed the Stewardculture Triad. The first two parts were: Stewardculture Triad No. 1: Our response to God Stewardculture Triad No. 2: Our response to God's creation Part three is...

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Could trade tariffs change how farmers farm?

One organic spokesperson paints a possible picture of the future. Let me first state what is written below cannot be viewed as a comment about President Trump. So,  setting politics aside, I was taken by the written comments of Mary-Howell Martens, who manages...

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Three Feet Ahead (poem)

Three Feet Ahead The pace measured in steady footfalls Seems to me the more natural. With limbs that stretch only so far My step followed by step Affords a view of the world unblurred. This pace reveals the Creator’s love; A love expressed in provision of abundance....

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Who Is Worthy Of Your Vote?

With all the reports of allegations and out-of-court settlements regarding politicians and their varied crimes, it's a wonder anyone can still find it within themselves to support these kinds of people with their vote. Motivations for voting for a candidate vary, but...

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An Eternal Totality

Out of the mouth of babes. During the 2017 eclipse, an eight-year-old boy visiting our homestead grew more and more excited about what he was seeing and freely repeated words he learned about the eclipse from the adults around him. One thing about the eclipse this...

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Hose Advice: Five Things To Avoid

I interrupt my three-part series to give you this special bulletin ... FLASH! Hose care is important for gardeners, homesteaders and farmers! Frustrated by the failure of a garden hose? Who isn’t? But, there’s quite a bit you can do to reduce your chances of bursts,...

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Our Response To God – Part 1 of 3

This three-part series will outline what I refer to as the Stewardculture Triad. It's a simple way to organize thoughts about our relationship with God. These are foundational ideas for the notion of Stewardculture itself. The Stewardculture Triad is comprised of: Our...

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Grace Is The Currency Of The True Economy

Grace. The concept of unmerited favor. Those who claim to be born-again Christians should understand this definition. But, I wonder if too many of us limit the idea to the work of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. I believe grace abounds beyond the facts of...

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The Consumer: Time To Wake The Sleeping Giant

I’ve done my fair share of industrial farmer bashing. But, I have come to believe that the planetary damage caused by agriculture is as much a product of consumerism as it is the evils of large farm operations. If that’s the case, should more of our energy be directed...

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Agriculture Practiced In Sin

“Cain got it wrong just like us moderns.” A friend of mine sent that message to me recently when I encouraged him to conduct a word study of the English word “till” in the Old Testament. He had read my essays on the topic and knew what I was referring to. Yet, his...

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Stewardship Of The Land

I feel compelled to deal with mandates of the Bible toward man in relation to creation. This is key to our motivation and the decisions we make moment by moment. To deal with this mandate, I will draw attention to a key Hebrew verb in the creation account I feel is...

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Stewardship and the Christian farmer

Humans are living on a planet with ground that is cursed as a result of sin. This planet we call Earth, where the Creator placed us, will one day be consumed by fire and a new Heaven and Earth will be established. Until that time, redeemed Christians, especially...

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Day-Old Chicks: Part Deux

One year ago we welcomed 26 day-old chicks to Hebron Acres (buff Orpingtons and barred Plymouth Rocks). We were excited because they represented the first livestock on our place. That day began with a phone call from the post office informing us that our chicks were...

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Farm Auction Two-Step

You've read the advertisement in the paper. You went through the itemized list of things being sold at a large estate or consignment auction. You're counting down the last few days until the big dance. You even have your alarm set so you can get up early to get a good...

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Dabbling In Solar System Pays Dividends

Dabbling is something every homesteader or farmer I know does. Whether it’s blacksmithing or grafting, there’s something we don’t do on a large scale, but we … well … dabble! At Hebron Acres it’s no different. Lately, we’ve taken to dabbling in solar energy generation...

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Evangelize no matter the neighbor

Rod Dreher recently wrote in his blog about the notion of how immigration might actually be a benefit for Christians who are battling in the marketplace of ideas because they would likely find strong allies among immigrants for similar values. It was a really...

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