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Bad Fruit 7 :: Procrastination

There is a part of our yard that I’ve been avoiding for a couple of weeks. Instead, I’ve been spending a lot of time focusing on the main part of our yard where the kids play. I’ve seen the dozens of little yellow flowers off to the edge, and...

Bad Fruit 6 :: Get To The Root

Back when I first started dealing with buffalo bur, I thought that I’d come up with a clever easy way to control the nasty little fiends around the yard; a way that our kids could help out with them. Simply cut the plants off at the ground, and they’ll...

Bad Fruit 5 :: Tunnel Vision

This year I’ve been spending a lot of time focusing on the buffalo bur cropping up around the yard. So much so that I’ve missed something else spiny that’s been trying to take over the yard – canada thistle. I’d run into this pointy fiend several times in the...

Bad Fruit 4 :: Outside Influences

We’ve been working for months to try to control the buffalo bur in our yard. While it still crops up in various places, we’ve kept what does show up from getting too big, and so far it seems like we’ve been winning the battle against seed pods, which is...

Bad Fruit 3 :: Falling Behind

It’s been really hot and humid the last several weeks, and to be honest I haven’t wanted to spend much time outside. I usually go out on “bur patrol” early in the morning before work, but just haven’t made it a priority lately. But that means that The Bur...

Bad Fruit 2 :: Weariness

I’ve been fighting buffalo bur for about three months now. Several times a week, I’ll spend 30-45 minutes walking the yard with a bucket, shears, and very thick leather gloves. I slowly pace back and forth, looking for the telltale yellow flowers, thorns, and globular leaves. At first it...

Bad Fruit

“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”Galatians 5:22-23 “You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from...

Trailer Chains – PSA

This isn’t deep, theological, or anything like that. Just something that I’ve observed a lot lately and thought it might be a good idea to send out a PSA. When you hook up a trailer to your vehicle, the chains are supposed cross each other, under the tongue. Eg.,...

Anonymous

It’s Sunday morning, during normal church time. And yet, I sit at home on my computer, writing my thoughts, laying my soul bare for the world to read. A few months ago, my family and I moved to a new town. While the distance to my job is similar,...